Scuba Diving at Molokini Crater in Maui

Molokini Crater pic
Molokini Crater
Image: prideofmaui.com

Roy Dowdell is an experienced financial executive who most recently served as the director of financial reporting for CMS Bank. Also an avid traveler, Roy Dowdell has visited most of the United States. His favorite place to visit is Hawaii, where he especially enjoyed scuba diving in Maui.

Maui is made up of several different islands, each with their own unique scuba diving locations. One notable location is the Molokini Crater, a volcanic crater located off the South shore of Maui. Diving locations within the Molokini Crater include Reef’s End, which is covered in beautiful Cauliflower coral; Tako Flats, a sand channel famous for its resident octopus, coral heads, and Manta Ray appearances; and Middle Reef, which features trumpet fish and butterfly fish, among other attractive Hawaiian species.

Molokini Crater was first formed 230,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption. From 500 AD through the 1940s, it served as a popular Hawaiian fishing spot until it became a location for US Military bomb practice during World War II. From 1977 to present day, the scenic area is preserved to protect its local marine life and birds. Its beauty and abundance of wildlife makes it a fun and popular diving spot in Maui.

Top Attractions in Ecuador

 

Equador Travel pic
Equador Travel
Image: ecuador.travel

A talented financial planner, Roy Dowdell recently served as a consultant and director of financial reporting for CMS Bank. In this capacity, he handled SEC 10-K and 10-Q reporting and financial statement audits. Outside of work, Roy Dowdell is an avid traveler. Although his favorite place to visit is Maui, he has been to such locations as Peru, Canada, and Ecuador.

With a rich historical background and culture, Ecuador offers a huge variety of attractions for all types of tourists. Following are just a few of the country’s top attractions:

Cotopaxi: the second-highest mountain in Ecuador, Cotopaxi is an active volcano. Featuring a majestic snow-covered peak, the mountain is home to one of the world’s few equatorial glaciers and is a perfect day trip for tourists staying in nearby Quito.

Catedral Nueva: located in Cuenca, the Catedral Nueva’s marble and alabaster façade is one of the most recognized landmarks in the city. The church dates back to the late 1800s and features three huge domes, all of which are decorated with blue Czechoslovakian tile.

Otavalo Market: a great place for enjoying the handiwork of some of Ecuador’s local artisans, the Otavalo Market sells locals crafts, arts, and clothing every Saturday. Many of the one-of-a-kind pieces are created by the small town’s indigenous people.