The island of Maui is famous for its outdoor activities, pristine waters and secluded coves. The waters near Maui contain coral reefs and plenty of fish and sea life that call those reefs home. If you want a gander at that home, you may want to try scuba diving and snorkeling. There are several places to go scuba diving and snorkeling in Maui and each of them offers a unique experience. You can go alone or take a guided tour. Here are a few of the best scuba and snorkeling experiences the island has to offer.

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The Pacific Whale Foundation Tours

Although this organization may be predominately dedicated to giant air breathing sea mammals, they also enjoy educating the public about other kinds of sea life. They offer the Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkel. The tour starts on Molokini, which a crescent shaped volcanic crater in the middle of the water. In addition to getting to swim with sea turtles, you will learn all about the ecosystem in the Pacific Ocean and the importance of its preservation.


The waters of Olowalou offer an enormous coral reef that is perfect for snorkeling in Maui. It is a great place for beginners because it is so shallow that you can walk, and the waters are very calm.

Lanai Cathedrals

If scuba diving is more your thing, you may want to check out these caverns which are considered to be amongst the best diving sites in the world. The caverns are fifty feet deep and host everything from dolphins to sea turtles to sharks. You will have to take a ferry from Maui to get to the site, but most divers will tell you that it’s worth the trip.

Makena Landing

If you’ve always wanted to meet a green sea turtle, a visit to Makena Landing is your big chance. Here at “turtle town” you can find some of the best Maui scuba diving. The shelled creatures love to congregate in the caves and coral heads of this lovely area.


Maui is a popular tourist spot and hotel and motels fill up fast, charge a lot, and don’t offer much room if you are traveling in a group. Why not rent a beautiful vacation home from Quam Properties? Our beautiful homes are tastefully decorated and offer large living rooms with lots of seating, comfortable bedrooms with tons of closet space, and kitchens that have every appliance you will need to make a family meal. Give us a call today to book your vacation rental and to learn more about snorkeling in Maui.

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