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Molokini Crater, Maui

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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. Arrange to visit Molokini Crater and other attractions in Wailea using our Wailea travel itinerary maker.
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  • You can snorkel, snuba or SCUBA at this crater. There is quite a bit of fish life here, though the reef is somewhat disappointing compared to some in other locations. Perhaps if you are scuba diving y...  more »
  • Even if the water was not rough and even if there were less people in the water and even if the reef had more colour - there was still very little fish to see. Very disappointing. Go elsewhere.  more »
  • Our family of four took a half-day snorkeling trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation. We visited Turtle Town and then Molokini Crater. This was by far the highlight of our trip. The boat had quite a f...  more »