Scuba Diving at Molokini Crater in Maui

Molokini Crater pic
Molokini Crater

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.