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Maui Snorkeling and Maui Diving information including Molokini Crater, Lanai Dives, Honolua Bay, La Perouse Bay, Kapalua Bay, Ahihi Kinau, Black Rock and Boat Dives.

Maui Snorkeling Adventures

Molokini Crater

Molokini Crater or improperly spelled Molakini, is one of the most popular Maui snorkeling adventures and is definitely a good time if you include the boat ride, lunch and cocktails on the ride back. The snorkeling however is average at best. The coral is all fairly gray from too many human touches and the fish are not well varied, they are excited to see you though! Any activity sales site or booth on Maui will have deals on this adventure, or you can use my links.

Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay is Maui snorkeling at its best. The area to the north of Slaughterhouse beach and around the point are excellent for coral, fish and eels, as well as green turtles. Summer is the best time to snorkel this area. Charters are available to Honolua bay and like molokini, make the trip that much more fun.

Ahihi-Kinau Wildlife Preserve

Ahihi-Kinau Wildlife Preserve south of Wailea. There are tons of fish and other sea life here and this is a good Maui snorkeling location in the winter months when Honolua surf is up.

La Perouse Bay

La Perouse Bay south of Makena. There is a dirt road at the end of South Kihei Rd. that veers right and appears to end at the water. you will find a barbed wire fence that disappears into the water here. Swim out a bit and then north across the fence and bay to the tidal inlet. There are many 2-4 foot deep pools teeming with sea life.

Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay during the summer months. This excellent beach is also the home to a wonderful snorkeling spot to the north inside the cove on the point. Much ocean life abounds here as the gentle ocean pulse moves you in and out of the rocky cove. Climb onto the rocks and jump in after checking the depth while snorkeling of course.

Maui Diving Adventures


Lanai, although not on Maui, this Maui diving adventure is the most easily accessible least touched coral reefs and sea life on Maui. Chartered boat dive only. Shark fin is awesome as are the "fingers" Octopus, reef sharks, eels and rays are possible encounters here.

Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay - Low to no surf only. This is my favorite Maui diving due to the abundance of green turtles and colorful fish. I prefer the right reef side for the dive from the north. If you are going to Slaughterhouse beach then proceed around the point and explore the south side. Usually too rough in winter months.

Kapalua Bay night dive

Kapalua Bay night dive. Kapalua Bay is incredible at night when the Spanish Dancers come out. Proceed from Kapalua bay north around the point with a good light and a good backup light. Very low or no surf only. Don't be afraid of the dark!

Molokini Crater "backside"

Molokini Crater "backside" is Maui diving gone extreme. This is a deep drift dive at about 120' from east to west as the current flows. Imagine your surprise at the large cave of black tip reef sharks. Go by charter only!

Pali Lookout

Pali Lookout is an unexpectedly neat dive due to the many tall and untouched coral heads and the "collection" of fishing gear that has been no doubt lost here over the years. Tons of fish and crazy underwater terrain.

There are many more maui snorkeling and diving locations, these are just the ones I've done. I recommend Maui Dive Shop for information about other dives and for equipment retal.

Dive areas north of Honolua Bay at your own risk as the waters are very rough.

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