You will find many spectacular snorkeling places off Maui's beaches. Snorkeling equipment can be rented from the dive shops near Maui or beach vendors for a price from $1.50 to $10 depending on the snorkeling gear you want. Moreover, other vendors rent flotation equipment and prescription goggles. Some of the Maui's snorkeling beaches are; Black Rock, Kapalua Beach, Kaanapali Beach, the Kihei coastline, Wailea coastline and Kamaole.
Olowalu Beach is common with snorkelers who desire to see turtles, though they have to swim approximately 205 feet from shore.Here, you will see a turtle cleaning basement where turtles line up for the small parasites which are removed by cleaner wrasses. Pretty impressive! The only problem with swimming from shore in Olowalu beach is that it is one of the most dangerous spots for sharks. You can prefer to view the turtles on a cruise, at Maui Ocean Center or at the Island's Punalu'lu Beach.
Molokini Crater Tours Molokini Crater is a famous Maui's snorkeling spot with popular attractions. You have probably seen its pictures on Hawaii websites or travel brochures. It is a partly sunken volcanic crater consisting of the underwater sanctuary. The area can get crowded, but it is worth it!
A crescent shape of Molokini we see above water in the travel brochures is made from the partly submerged crater. Besides, its this crescent on top of the surface that covers the reef, allowing an astounding clarity that gives a clear view of up to 150 feet of the estimate of 240 species of fish that swim around here.You can reach this Hawai'i snorkeling place via snorkel cruise tour or kayaking. It is approximately 3 miles from the shore; therefore take that in mind if you are considering a kayaking trip.
Since the sanctuary is a commissioned Hawai'i Marine Life as well as the Bird Conservation center, the tour boat uses mooring buoys contrary to anchors for protecting the reef. If you plan on seeing dolphins or whales, you can work all of this into a cruise, but for the dolphin viewing, early mornings are best. In addition to dolphins and whales, you can also see monk seals, white-tip sharks, turtles, rays, and eels.
The abundance of aquatic life in this underwater sanctuary makes Molokini create a must-experience spot for your Maui snorkeling adventures.However, if you have not snorkeled before, Ultimate Snorkeling Tours is the ideal place to try a snorkeling adventure for the first time. For the old experts, Maui Snorkeling Tours never get old. It gets better every time.
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