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SNORKELING ON MAUI

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and located thousands of miles from the mainland, Maui is truly an ocean paradise.

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The Pacific has the deepest ocean on earth, averaging 14,000 feet. Isolation and depth contribute to the quality of the ocean and coral reef surrounding Maui. A healthy coral reef results in exceptional snorkeling. Snorkeling in Maui is one of the most popular Maui activities. In fact, Maui snorkeling is more popular than snorkeling on all the other Hawaiian islands. The reason Maui snorkeling is the best, is the proximity of Molokini, just 2 miles off the coast of Maui. Molokini is the most sought after snorkel location in Hawaii and certainly the most popular Maui snorkeling location.

Molokini snorkeling is snorkeling at its very best! There are significant reasons why Molokini snorkeling is so special. The quality of the water surrounding Molokini is superior, providing unsurpassed clarity. Visibility is consistently excellent, often in excess of 150 feet. Molokini is a flourishing coral reef, where thousands of fish and marine animals cohabitate. The shallow coral reef at Molookini is teeming with a wide variety of colorful and fascinating fish and marine animals, including over 200 species of fish found only in Hawaii. Exploring the coral reef while snorkeling Molokini, is a Maui snorkeling experience not soon forgotten.

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Maui Snorkeling is an opportunity to enter a world of fascination, color and serenity.

Exceptional Maui snorkeling is not limited to Molokini. While Molokini is certainly at the top of the list, there are other wonderful snorkel destinations with an abundance of striking marine animals and beautiful coral reef. One of the most striking fish is the flame angelfish which is a brilliant orange (glowing) fish with electric blue fin tips, resembling the flame of a fire.

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Your Maui snorkeling memories begin as you slowly glide into the ocean under the care of our expert and watchful crew eager to share all that Maui has to offer. From above looking down, the sea floor is alive and vibrant with varying shades of turquoise and bright blue, against the multi colored coral reef, with its greens, yellows and darker hues.

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PERFECT FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

Beginner snorkeling in Maui is the perfect introduction to this new world of color, texture and motion. Maui snorkeling is particularly well suited for the novice, because the water is so frequently clear, calm, shallow, and full of life.


Experienced snorkelers will appreciate the snorkel sites we visit, where drop offs, ledges, over hangs, a wide variety of fish and larger marine animals can also be viewed.

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In addition to Molokini, another favorite Maui snorkel location is Turtle Town, where you will have the opportunity to swim with the amazing Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. The turtles at Turtle Town are use to human proximity providing the unique opportunity for you to closely view and photograph them during your Maui snorkeling adventure. The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are protected. It is unlawful to touch, chase or harass them in any way. Riding green sea turtles while Maui snorkeling, is most definitely prohibited. Looking but not touching or chasing the sea turtles is the best way to view them. They will often swim close to you on your Maui snorkeling adventure at Turtle Town, if you are calm and slowly swimming along the reef.

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Beyond Molokini and Turtle Town, there are many other interesting reefs and lava formations offering exceptional Maui snorkeling opportunities. With hundreds of species of fish and a wide variety of marine animals, colorful corals and interesting lava formations, nestled below some of the clearest ocean in the world, Maui snorkeling is “world class”. From the bright yellows of butterfly fish, and tri colored moorish idols, to the fascinating behavior of the translucent trumpet fish as it floats in mid-water, no other Maui activities compare to the memories you will cherish, from your Maui snorkeling experience.

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We’ve been snorkeling in Maui for over 30 years, having discovered some of the best Maui snorkeling locations.

Some other excellent Maui snorkel destinations include Fantasy Reef at Olowalu and Coral Gardens. Both of these sites offer a colorful variety of coral and interesting lava formations, separated by narrow channels of blue tinted sandy patches. These two locations treats you to some of the most diverse reef formations Maui snorkeling has to offer. You will see overhangs and ledges where the Hawaiian green sea turtles rest, and where schools of jacks patrol for smaller fish. Little red squirrelfish dart around the impressions on the ledges. Silver and yellow striped goat fish swim out over the sand in protective groups changing direction suddenly all at the same time in close synchronization.



SNORKELING WITH KIDS

Snorkeling is the #1 Most Popular Ocean Activity on Maui for Kids. Pride of Maui offers a world of benefits for those looking for the perfect snorkel tour for kids in Hawaii. Our tours always provide an experienced crew, the utmost discretion for safety measures, modern equipment, marine life education, and the best ocean activity instruction on Maui. Feel at ease knowing your family isn’t just safe, but about to experience the time of their lives!

Beyond Molokini and Turtle Town, there are many other interesting reefs and lava formations offering exceptional Maui snorkeling opportunities. With hundreds of species of fish and a wide variety of marine animals, colorful corals and interesting lava formations, nestled below some of the clearest ocean in the world, Maui snorkeling is “world class”. From the bright yellows of butterfly fish, and tri colored moorish idols, to the fascinating behavior of the translucent trumpet fish as it floats in mid-water, no other Maui activities compare to the memories you will cherish, from your Maui snorkeling experience.

No discussion of snorkeling is complete without words for the amazing variety of coral. Maui snorkel sites offer water that is shallow and clear. Snorkeling in Maui over the reef in shallow water gives you a close-up view during your snorkeling adventure.

If you take the time to slowly travel across the reef, exploring the world below, you will be amazed at some of the interesting sights and behaviors that unveil themselves.

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