Maui Visitors and Convention BureauMolokini
Maui offers diverse diving trips that suit all levels of experience. Its exceptionally clear waters allow spectacular diving around the island and provide the opportunity to get close to colorful fish, explore sea caves and get a glimpse of sea turtles and monk seals.
The highlight of Maui’s tropical waters along the south shore is the crescent-moon-shaped Molokini, a state marine life and bird conservation district, known for colorful reefs and more than 250 species of tropical fish. Spanning more than 18 acres, rising 16 feet above reef-filled waters and lying only 3 miles from Maui’s southwestern coast, Molokini boasts calm, clear, protected waters that create a haven for diverse marine life — from manta rays to yellow butterfly fish.
On the northernmost tip of Maui near Puu Kekaa (Black Rock), Kaanapali Beach provides one of the island’s best and most convenient shore dives, just off a long stretch of sand and a few minutes’ walk from numerous resorts. Known for excellent water clarity, it attracts a variety of fish that gravitate to this famous rocky point.
Turtle Reef, located on Maui’s western shore, is an ideal shallow diving spot and includes more than a dozen dive sites. Diving this area almost guarantees seeing a green sea turtle along with hundreds of species of reef fish.
The north shore offers the deepest diving. Rising 120 feet from the ocean floor, Hidden Pinnacle is covered with sponges that are rarely seen on Maui’s leeward side.
To make the most of your trip to Maui, consider taking the ferry to lush Molokai and lovely Lanai. They both offer a closer look at Hawaiian culture and let you see the Islands from an entirely new angle.
Phone: 800-525-MAUI (6284)