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Molokini Crater, Makena

#6 of 32 in Nature in Maui
Volcano · Nature / Park
View colorful marine life such as moray eels, manta rays, octopuses, and white-tip reef sharks roaming the reef at the crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic Molokini Crater, which was created from an eruption hundreds of thousands of years ago. Snorkel to see creatures closer to the surface, or scuba dive to reach bigger fish in deeper water. The crater also serves as a bird sanctuary, so bring your binoculars if you like birding. If you're here in winter, you might glimpse humpback whales in the waters near the crater. Plan to visit Molokini Crater during your Makena vacation using our convenient Makena day trip tool.
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  • I think Molokini Crater is a little overrated. It's still a cool place to snorkel and see a lot of fish. It was a bit rough when we were out, so got pushed around a lot by the ocean. It was pretty...  more »
  • What an awesome spot to snorkel! Not a swimmer, I was able to snorkel and see the reef underneath! What a beautiful world down there! I saw so many fish, some bright yellow fish and even a few...  more »
  • Good crater! Nice fish. Great views. You’ll want a boat to take you here. Snorkelling is good, but honestly there is better off the coast just by swimming off the beach, if you find a good map.
  • Nice place. Great destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. Just remember not to get on the island or prepare $10,000 out of your own pocket to pay the States penalty fees. The waves can be a bit tough so make sure to listen to the people that runs the excursion or be drift thousand of miles away.

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