Diving and Snorkeling in Maui

Maui has some unbelievable snorkeling and diving spots. Some are easily accessible by car and just off shore, while others are very remote and require a boat to get to.

Probably the best snorkeling on Maui has always been on the crescent moon-shaped island of Molokini. Boat tours to Molokini are offered every morning out of numerous Maui harbors. Some advanced scuba tours will even take guests to the backside of Molokini where shallow reefs can drop off to 100-foot sea cliffs.

For the casual snorkeler, we recommend heading to Ulua Beach in Kihei. Often times you will see scuba classes training here to earn their scuba license. Another great beach to explore for snorkeling is around the right side of Black Rock at Ka'anapali Beach. Hawaiian sea turtles can often be seen swimming at deeper depths. If looking to rent snorkel gear, Snorkel Bob's offers cheap daily rental packages for as low as $6 a day!

You could skip to rent the gear and instead opt to book a snorkel cruise to Molokini, Turtle Arches, or even Lanai. Various tours offered by the Pacific Whale Foundation and Trilogy Excursions present great snorkel adventures.


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Maui's crescent shaped Marine preserve, it's a snorkeling hotspot...
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Pacific Whale Foundation

300 Maalaea Road

Best option for whale watching on Maui...
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Trilogy Excursions

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180 Lahainaluna Road

Discover Maui...
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Ulua Beach

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On East Maui's western shoreline

Snorkeling and swimming...
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Snorkel Bob's

180 Dickenson Street

The Real Deal...
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Maui Dive Shop

315 Keawe Street
Lahaina Gateway Mall

Maui's Largest Dive Gear Retailer...
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Original Maui Divers

640 Front Street

Stunning, Unique Island Jewelry...
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Makena Coast Dive Charters

Kihei Boat Ramp
S Kihei Rd

Caverns, reefs & sunken tanks...
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Makena State Park

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Wailea Alanui Rd
(south of Wailea at Pu'u Ola'i)

Breathtaking natural splendor...
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Black Rock Beach

At Keka'a Point backed by the Sheraton Hotel

Known for excellent snorkeling conditions...
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