When visitors come to Maui, there are a few activities that are considered must do. One of those activities is snorkeling. Exploring the vast underwater world of any Hawaiian Island is incredible, but Maui’s might be the best you can find. Sites like Molokini and Turtle Arches offer a look at the dramatic diversity of the bottom of the sea and the tropical marine life that make their homes here.
The great thing about snorkeling, is that many of the adventures offered around the island depart early in the morning and return around lunchtime, leaving a good amount of time for you to rest up before an authentic luau on Maui that night. Of course, the best part of the snorkeling is discovering life under the sea. Their are thousands of species of fish that live around the islands, and many can be seen around Maui, and in the channels in between it and neighbor islands Lanai and Molokai.
Maui’s most well known snorkeling site is Molokini, the exposed crater that is shaped like a crescent moon, found about 9 miles from Lahaina Harbor. Here, the islet forms a natural barrier for the ocean, making a semi-protected bay that offers pristine snorkeling conditions. Fish of all sizes and colors are found here, and occasionally a green sea turtle will make an appearance. It’s really something to witness the fish that live here.
Turtle Arches takes its name from the green sea turtles that are found in the area. The underwater lava is formed into arches that create an incredible viewing experience. This world famous area is among the best in the entire Hawaiian Islands and will be one of your favorite adventures in Hawaii.
Many Maui snorkeling companies offer adventures to multiple destinations, giving you the luxury of seeing just how divers the bottom of the ocean really is. Snorkeling gear us usually provided and boats often have additional floatation devices for younger snorkelers. You may not have a better adventure during your time on Maui than on a snorkeling adventure.
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