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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