From world-famous Black Rock to the pristine Ka’anapali reefs, the shore diving around Maui is excellent. Beginners and experts will relish Maui’s colorful coral, reef fish, sea turtles and more. The famous Molokini Crater is also a magnet for marine life. Its backside is a vertical wall that drops to 300', and its interior offers nice sloping ridges down to 130' plus.
Off the south shore of Lanai are the Cathedrals. These sites feature unique geological structures, such as lava tubes (Second Cathedral & Menpache Cave), a lava bubble (First Cathedral), double pinnacles (Wash Rock, Fish Rock, Sergeant Major, NoName/Paradise), single pinnacles (Monolith & Shark Fin), arches (Knob Hill) and swim-throughs. The native Bandit Angelfish and Reticulated Butterflyfish are often spotted.
Off the east end of Molokai is a structure called Moku'ho'oniki Rock where you may see bigger sealife such as Scalloped Hammerhead sharks, manta rays, spinner dolphins, Hawaiian Monk Seals, or Galapagos sharks, along with a reef system teeming with fish.