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Molokini Crater Snorkeling

Molokini Crater snorkeling draws many tourists every year. The crater encompasses more than 20 acres, so while thousands of snorkelers may visit the crater daily during the summer it rarely feels crowded.

Geography

Molokini Crater snorkeling is just 2 ½ miles from Maui, which is a 30 minute boat ride. Located in the Alalakeiki Channel, the Molokini Crater is the remnants of a volcanic cinder cone.… more

Molokini Scuba

The Molokini Crater is a short boat ride from Mauai. It’s only 2 ½ miles away and located within the Alalakeiki Channel. A volcanic cinder cone caused the Molokini Crater and the part of the crater above water boasts a crescent moon shape. The crater is 23 acres and has a diameter of .4 miles.… more

Molokini Snorkel Trips

Most Molokini snorkel trips sell out in advance, which means tourists should make their reservations three to five days in advance. Almost all Molokini snorkel trips are early in the morning around 7 am, before the trade winds pick up too much force. There are some afternoon trips, but they are few and far between.… more

Molokini Snorkel Cruise

Many native fish species are found in and around the Molokini Crater. In total, there are close to 250 fish species you may encounter when you take a Molokini snorkel cruise. The summit of the Molokini Crater is only 160 feet above the water and the rest of the crater is below the water’s surface.… more

Molokini Snorkeling

There is high demand for Molokini snorkeling, which is why it is so important to schedule your tour well in advance. When Molokini snorkeling the water clarity is outstanding at up to 150 feet in the crater’s center, so take an underwater camera.

Facts

Hidden coves, lava arches and sea caves are an everlasting reminder of the last volcano eruption a few hundred thousand years ago.… more

Molokini Diving

Dive Molokini

When you dive Molokini the expectations you should have is for the water to be cool and clear. Expect that the center of the crater will always be calm and protected, but beware of the currents on the outer edge of the crater as they can become dangerous. Morning hours are best suited for snorkeling or diving as the trade winds can whip up in the afternoon.… more

coral farm My travels to date have taken me throughout much of the Caribbean to many wrecks & reef systems. While I have more exploration here in the future, I'm going to divert my travels for now to the far Pacific. I have included some of my best Caribbean dive photos here.
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