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Maui

Maui is a good place to dive, with a good variety of sites on Maui itself as well as the adjacent islands.  Molokini Crater is one of the top-rated dive destinations, though I prefer Lanai.

Maui


If you just want to see Molokini Crater, stay in Kihei or Wailea; it's only a 20-minute boat ride from the Kihei boat ramp.  I've had good luck with Scuba Shack.

If you want a greater variety of dives, stay in Lahaina or the nicer hotels to the north on the Kaanapali Coast.  I've done two trips with Lahaina Divers; they're one of the few dive companies that will do trips to Lanai or Molokai.

Dive sites I've been to from Maui:
  • Lanai, HI
    • Barge Harbor North
    • First Cathedral
    • Lighthouse
    • Menpachi Caves
    • No-Name Paradise
    • Second Cathedral
    • Shark Fin
  • Maui, HI
    • Black Rock (snorkeling)
    • Kamaole Beach Park III (snorkeling)
    • Olowalu
    • Mala Pier
    • Shark Pit
    • St. Anthony Wreck
    • Red Hill
    • Makena Landing / Five Caves
  • Molokai, HI 
    (hammerhead sharks!)
    • Fish Rain
    • Moku'ho'oniki Rock
  • Molokini, HI
    • Back Wall
    • End of the World
    • Enenue
    • Garbonzo's Lair (snorkeling)
    • Inner Crater
    • Reef's End
Photo albums from Maui: