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Molokini Crater, Maui

3.9
#6 of 32 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. Plan to visit Molokini Crater during your Maui vacation using our convenient Maui day trip tool .
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  • We went snorkeling here and loved it. The water was beautiful and we saw so much sea life. We brought a water proof camera and got some great photos!  more »
  • Must do while in Maui! You have to snorkel here. It was amazing! My favorite excursion and day out exploring was here!  more »
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  • Awesome experience to go snorkeling in a volcano that resides mainly underground. Water is very clear and full of corral and cool looking fish. The tour boat we were on went around the entire crater was clear water and backside of crater are just magnificent.
  • We enjoyed snorkeling in the protected area. We saw many beautiful fish, sea urchins an eel and the coral reef. The water temperature was comfortable. Although there were several boats there with snorkelers they were spread out and there was plenty of room.

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