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Molokini - Maui HI

A Molokini dive trip is a truly exciting journey where every inch of the islet can be examined. Reef sharks, turtles, manta rays and other marine life will surround you as you analyze the makeup of Molokini Crater and it’s rough surface texture, fed on by a myriad of fish and other creatures. Another advantage of a Molokini dive is the clear water which offers some of the best visibility and showcases the natural wonders that are highlighted at the Maui Ocean Center. Unfortunately due to extensive visitation Molokini Island has suffered the consequences and has sustained damage from boat anchors carving out large areas of coral. (Why haven’t the dive ops added moorings?)

The inside (the bowel portion) is a National Marine Sanctuary. This is where the snorkeling boats go. Scuba diving 99.9% of the time is done on backside of the crater. About a 300 foot deep wall dive. Sometime they do start at the back near one of the corners. The backside is sometimes in books broken into as many as 5 dive sites. One of the reasons no one dives inside is the area would be closed to everyone else while the dive flag was on the boat. Its not that big an area. Planodiver

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