Go Snorkeling at Molokini

Posted On April 1, 2010 

Molokini Crater comprises a volcanic cinder cone that has been eroded over the past centuries. Presently, the island is a Marine Life Conservation District Seabird Sanctuary. The island offers wonderful diving opportunities. It is located three miles off the shores of Maui.

Snorkeling at molokini craterThe waters are incredibly clear. The visibility exceeds 100 feet everyday. Tropical fish are found in large numbers. The waters are home to more than 250 species of fish. Monk seals, whale sharks, manta rays, white tip sharks, and spotted eagle rays are the common species. This makes Molokini a premier destination for snorkeling and diving. The back regions of the island drop to depths of 300 feet. This makes it a perfect place for scuba diving.

Mornings are the best time to visit the island. Anyone interested in the underwater world of Maui should make it a point to visit the island. Because the area is popular for snorkeling, individuals can access the crater through water. Boat trips tend to get booked instantly.

Quicksilver Maui offers the best cruise for snorkeling. This catamaran is ultra-fast and is equipped with the latest technology. Travelers can enjoy the magnificent views from two levels. The cruise includes breakfast, barbeque lunch, and two snorkeling sites. The crew on board is well equipped. They provide basic instructions and expertise. Only someone with a love with oceans can have such knowledge.

Molokini CraterThe Frogman is a 55-foot-long catamaran. It gives you a glimpse into the colorful sea life. B&B Scuba offers splendid diving opportunities. The first site is the Molokini Crater, located three miles off the shores of Maui. This throws up many opportunities to dive in the warm waters of Molokini. The incredible marine life will leave you begging for more. Weather and dive characteristics of various locations will determine the second site for diving. The captains have loads of experience, and there is no room for error.

The island offers the best diving and snorkeling in the Hawaii region. The channel and the caved-in section of the volcano are best spots for activities. The marine life is well protected. No fishing is allowed in the waters. Only the birds feed on the tiny fish. The birds have a sanctuary on the island. The coral health of the island is well preserved. At some regions, the visibility extends up to 200 feet. The arc of the volcano prevents the ocean from crashing in.

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8 Responses to “Go Snorkeling at Molokini”
  1. Handsome Guy says:

    It’s always nice when the local people help to make your vacation special. There are several Mau’i charter boats that take visitors out to Molokini crater to snorkel.The boat ride out to the crater is swift and smooth- about 20 minutes. So you can enjoy the bountiful continental breakfast provided and get prepared for a snorkel experience you won’t forget! The entire crew of the QuickSilver strives to make each guest’s experience an event!

  2. Harry says:

    I can only see islands and pure torquoise blue colored water in every blog!

  3. Isa says:

    The visibility exceeds by 100 ft everyday. Is this a joke? Is the water getting clear and clear?

  4. Jade says:

    This is such a short blog! wish I could read more and more.

  5. Klose says:

    This world is so beautiful! Such an amazing places to live and visit :)

  6. Lampard says:

    Anyone will go for snorkelling and diving in such beautiful place and clear water bodies.

  7. Madonna says:


  8. vareeja says:

    Molokini is one of the top 10 dive spots in the world. Snorkeling, scuba, and snuba tours depart from Maʻalaea Harbor and Kihei Boat Ramp.

    Molokini’s crescent shape protects divers from waves and the channel’s powerful currents. However, experienced scuba divers will also drift dive of the 300 feet sheer outer wall, using the channel currents to carry them along.

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