You will find many great diving sites off Maui beaches. Scuba diving equipment can be rented from beach vendors or dive shops for less than $ 10 a week. Some sellers also hire floatation devices and prescription glasses.
Among the best diving beaches in Maui are Kapalua Beach, Black Rock, Kaanapali Beach, in front of Sheraton, Kihei Coast, and Wailea Coast.
Olowalu Beach is popular among swimmers who want to see turtles, but you have to swim about 150 to 225 feet from the beach – here you will find a turtle cleaning station (where the turtles line up to remove small parasites by removing the herbal cleaner). Very beautiful. The problem with swimming is so far away from the beach Here It is that Olowalu is one of the most dangerous locations for sharks. I prefer to see turtles on a diving trip, at the Maui Ocean Center or on Punalu & Lu's Beach on Big Island.
Molokini Crater dive tours
Another popular diving spot is Molokini Crater and one of Maui's most popular attractions. You may have seen pictures of it on travel brochures in Hawaii or websites. It is a partially sunken volcanic crater consisting of a fantastic underwater sanctuary. It can get pretty crowded here, but it's worth it!
The Molokini crescent shape that we see above the water is created in all these travel brochures from the partially submerged crater. And this crescent above the surface protects coral reefs, allowing for stunning clarity providing clear views of up to 150 feet from about 250 species of fish that swim here. (So Molokini is also popular with divers
You can reach the popular Hawaii diving spot with a kayaking or snorkeling tour. It is about 3 miles from the beach, so take that into consideration if you are looking at a kayaking tour. Since the Sanctuary is an area designated to protect marine life and birds in Hawaii, cruise boats use mooring buoys instead of moorings to protect coral reefs.
If you plan to see dolphins and / or whales, you might be able to do all of this on a diving trip. To see dolphins, the morning is the best.