Molokini’s Mid-Reef is in the center of the crater while Reef’s End and Enenu’i are on opposite points of the crescent.
The depths range from 30-80 feet over a beautiful carpet of coral. Multitudes of fish and eels dart in and out of the crevices and holes treating divers to a rainbow of colors.
The abundance of sea life at the edge of mid-reef is offset by the brilliant turquoise back drop of open ocean beyond.
This dive may be the finishing touch of the Reef’s End dive after passing the Garden Eels that dwell in the sand channel between the two sites, or it is dived as a second dive to a maximum of 60 feet. An abundance of reef fish, eels, white tip reef sharks and a passing manta may be the visual treat of the day.
A lone, rare and endangered Hawksbill Turtle occasionally takes up residency here, as does an endangered Monk Seal from time to time, neither is at all shy about saying hello to divers.
Even some dolphins, a random Whale Shark, or the seasonal Humpback Whales may grace us with their presence on a dive at Molokini Mid Reef.
All dive sites are weather conditions permitting.
Along with Reef’s End, Enenu’i, and Back Wall, Mid-Reef is a gorgeous coral garden destination situated in the center of Molokini. Known as “The Aquarium,” this area of the crater is full of tropical Hawaiian fish – such as: Giant trevally, pyramid butterfly fish, unicornfish, trumpet fish, garden eels, and crocodile needlefish. Based on past excursions, a lone, rare and endangered Hawksbill Turtle occasionally takes up residency here, as does an endangered Monk Seal from time to time; neither creature is too shy and often says hello to fellow swimmers. Even dolphins, Whale Sharks, or seasonal Humpback Whales may grace us with their presence here.
Snorkelers can expect depths ranging from 30 to 80 feet over the beautiful coral, with a brilliant turquoise backdrop of the open ocean that lies beyond. Our certified captains and licensed instructors provide supervision and instruction for all of our guests during their snorkeling journey. All snorkel gear is routinely serviced and cleaned to ensure a smooth and safe swim. Food and beverages are also included. Whether you’re along for the boat ride or eager to snorkel with the fish, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
With some of the most affordable prices on the island, we offer incredible roundtrip travel to and from the Molokini crater. Each of our charters board and deboard at the Kihei Boat Ramp, located on the south side of Maui. Feel free to look through our FAQ page for more information regarding our tours and policies. Tune into your sense of adventure and come explore the beautiful ocean of Hawaii here with us at Makena Coast Charters!