Snorkeling & Diving
Now I am a snorkeler. I just love it. It’s one of my favorite things to do in Maui. I know all the good quiet spots where I can enjoy the underwater life without having to deal with anyone else. It’s a way to escape into another world. I am a fish and not in a fish tank. On Maui, on good days in the morning the water is clean and clear like an aquarium’s tank.
Since we live on the island we have our little spot that we enjoy checking out every few days to see our favorite underwater creatures.
I enjoy visiting the turtles off of Hookipa as they eat the seagrass at the edge of the surf break.
I go look for the eels to the right of Charley Young beach in Kihei. There is also a few turtles who call in there and an incredible wall with a great variety of colorful coral.
Down at Makena Landing, out around the point, are some beautiful undersea caves with sleeping sharks and turtles. Long tunnels to swim through and plenty of coral in a variety of colors. Also there is a trench where the turtles use to head out to sea, almost like a road.
Snorkeling in Hawaii is one of the best things to do. If you have a mask and snorkel already then its a great way to spend a lot of time exploring a world that we see very little of in our life. The underwater world in Maui is full of life and wonder.
There are many places to explore underwater up and down the coast of Maui. Off of just about any coast there is something interesting to see. So when you are looking for a cheap or even free way to pass your days on Maui then snorkeling would be it.
You can hitchhike to some great spots along the Lahaina or Kihei coasts. You don’t need to take those tours out to Molokini to get some great snorkeling in.