Maui is the second largest island in the chain that makes up the Hawaiian Islands. It is also, in geological terms, the most recently created. Even in the snorkeler’s paradise that is Hawaii, Maui snorkeling stands out. Though some of Maui is better suited to surfing than to snorkeling, the clear waters here make for an unforgettable experience.
Molokini is widely regarded as a top snorkeling and diving destination and it is something not to be missed when snorkeling in Maui. Maui snorkeling doesn’t end with Molokini, however. One of the best aspects of snorkeling in Maui is that there are a wide variety of companies that can take visitors on organized trips to some of the best locations, making it a whole day experience. Turtle Arches is one spot they often visit for the rich abundance of coral and tropical fish.
Maui snorkeling offers other delights that vary from season to season. Some of these include dolphin encounters, the possibility of whale spotting or even a chance to see the rare green sea turtle. The guided tours can range from an hour or two, to full day excursions and the added benefit of having a qualified guide to show you some of the hidden secrets in Maui snorkeling more than off-sets the cost.
Readers of snorkeling.info point us to a place called 5 Graves (also known as 5 Caves and Nahuna Point) off Makena Road in Maui. This site is great for snorkeling and diving. Readers report seeing loads of sea turtles, tropical fish, octopus and more.
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