Visible as a half moon crater, the Molokini dive site three miles off the coast of Maui is a sanctuary for land and sea animals. The underwater area is a diver’s wonderland. An area at the beginning of Molokini is Reef’s End where it plummets from ten feet down to a deep 350 feet. This dive site offers a wide range of sea life such as white tip reef sharks, eels, Grey sharks, lobsters and a huge variety of plant life. The most excitable and popular scene is during the winter when whale sharks travel in the area to enjoy the warm waters during the season.
The Back Wall is reserved for more advanced divers since the drop goes from 200 feet to 400 feet. The area is surrounded by wide open ocean so divers can experience large marine life such as whales, dolphin, and sharks.
Mid Reef is the center of the grand Molokini crater and it offers new divers the ability to see the awe inspiring wonders of the Pacific Ocean’s exotic natural reefs. It spans from a shallow 20 feet to 80 feet layered in plant life and fish. Plenty of garden eel and a rare Hawksbill Sea Turtle inhabit the area bringing divers an experience that can only be from a trip to Maui’s blue waters.
Pu’uola’I is a drift dive in a tiny crater off the shore line of Makena. As divers let themselves move with the ocean’s current, they will see a mountain of various scenery including lava formations, exotic fish, caverns to explore, colorful coral, and even a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle that has made the area his home for a while. The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is a unique, endangered species that is slowly making a comeback, so diving with this animal is an experience that you can only get from diving off the coast of Maui.
St. Anthony Wreck
Viewing a sunken vessel lends to some unique views and gives divers some experienced views of marine life that take up residency with the artificial reef. This famous wreck is home to many popular sea turtles that have made this wreck their home. They swim to the top for air and settle back on the deck to rest and watch visitors.
These rock pinnacles have been named for their incredible structure that makes you feel like you are in an ancient place. The caverns are layered with amazing effects that look like clear blue glass. Dolphin often visit the area for a brief look at divers as they travel the deep caverns and enjoy the views.