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Molokini Crater, Maui

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#8 of 19 in Nature in Maui
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Nothing special at all. We expected much more fish. There were only hard corals (which were not really colourful). The highlight was a octopus at this dive. The visibility was fabulous.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We have snorkeled a lot and thought it would be fun to try one of the trips out to Molokini. The water was crystal clear, and the geological structure itself was interesting. We didn't see that many f...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I know it is touristy etc. However it is a great experience. We were on Four Winds II - nice boat, friendly crew, OK food and long time at Molokini (at least 21/2 hours. The snorkeling was very good -...  more »

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