An aquarium in the Sea!
Molokini is a crater three miles off the coast of Makena, Maui and offers excellent scuba diving! What is visible from above water is a half-circle crater which is a sanctuary to Hawaii’s sea bird population.This unique site is a Marine Sanctuary which offers a special set of dive conditions and a wide variety sea life.
The visibility is almost always 100-200 feet and and water temps of 74-82 degrees. Even after 25 years of scuba diving there, we still see things we’ve never seen before. The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles do not visit Molokini, but from time to time the rare Hawksbill turtle will be seen there. Manta Rays, Sharks, Moray Eels and millions of tropical, colorful fish can be seen. The Humpback Whales come to Maui between Dec. and May and are always a treat.
- Reef’s End
- Back Wall (offered on Expedition Dive Days—Wed and Fri.)
- Mid-Reef—Hard coral gardens
How deep do we dive?
We typically do the first dive, the deeper dive, at Molokini to a depth of 80-85 feet, and then continue the dive at multi-levels with the majority of the dive being in 60 feet of water.
While there are always variables that may effect the length of the dive, (depth, air consumption) we typically do the first dive for 30-40 minutes.
All dive sites are weather conditions permitting.
Please keep the time difference in mind! We are 2-3 hours earlier than the west coast and 5-6 hours earlier than the east.
Departure Address: Kihei Boat Ramp across the street from 2777 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753
(Mailing address: 220 Oe Street, Kihei, HI 96753)