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Favorite Maui Dive Sites
Between Lahaina and Maalaea

 

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Sightings include:

Humpback whale sightings are a rare treat in this area.

 
Carthaginian

Location: Park at Puamana beach park which is at the south entrance of Lahaina (right by the "Welcome to Lahaina" sign)

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The wreck is .57 miles off shore on a compass heading of 210° from the south end of Puamana beach park, making this either a boat dive or a wonderful scooter dive. You can see a buoy marking the wreck off shore with a pair of binoculars. If you see "Roxie" the Atlantis surface support vessel and tug boat, this bouy is about 200 yards north of it.

Facilities: Shower and Port-a-Jons

Nearest Food: Front street has numerous food establishments to try and enjoy.

Entry: Lots of large rocks in the water, so be careful you don't trip.

Carthaginian

Site: The Carthaginian was a floating museum in Lahaina harbor since 1976. The 97 foot vesel was sunk by the Atlantis Submarine company in 2005 as part of their tour as an artificial reef.

The keel rests in 95 fsw and the deck is about 65 fsw.

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This is an advanced dive and should be undertaken from shore with a great deal of planning. Plan on at least 20 minutes of scooter run time each way and due to depths and distance double tanks are recommended.

Depth: Keel 95 fsw

Dangers include: Rough surf at times, submerged rocks that are tripping hazards and shallow surface swim over the reef.

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Sightings include:

Mantas, Whales, Parrot Fish

 
Ukumehame Beach Park

Location: Next to mile marker 12 - shortly after passing thru the tunnel in the Pali (cliff) area. South of Lahaina about 6 miles.

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You may park either in the paved parking lot or on the gravel "patch" just south of the park.

Facilities: Public outhouses, BBQ pits and picnic tables.

Nearest Food: Maalaea has several nice restraunts and a Carls Jr.

Entry: Walk out between the breakers (as pictured below) in the sand channel. When you get to waist deep water you can swim the rest of the way. The water gets shallower, but is deep enough to swim over at low tide ... "if" you are between the breakers.

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Site: The reef drops to about 70 fsw in places, though most of it is in the 40-50 fsw range. This is a very popular scooter dive site.

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Reef life is typical of healthy reefs on Maui, during whale season (especially January-March) you will be treated to their songs and perhaps an underwater encounter.

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This site is frequented by several large mantas.

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Depth: 20-70 fsw

Dangers include: Rough surf at times, submerged coral heads that are tripping hazards and shallow surface swim over the reef.

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Sightings include:

Cleaner shrimp, Zoanthids

 
McGreggor Bay

Location: About 1/2 mile East of the scenic lookout along the Pali area (cliffs) look for a small dirt road that pulls off the side and runs paralell to the highway (see picture at left)

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Once parked walk down the dirt road to the beach (by the way - I do not know how secure vehicles parked here are, so be careful not to leave valuables in your car)

Facilities: sand, gravel and water ... not much else

Nearest Food: Maalaea has several nice restraunts and a Carls Jr.

Entry: Beach entry is sandy, but there are lots of large rocks in the water, so be careful.

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Site: Shallow dive with lots of Mat Zoanthids covering the bottom.

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While visability is limited here much of the time it is still a nice dive that affords views of some less frequently seen structure and life in the area.

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Depth: 40fsw

Dangers include: Rough surf at times, submerged rocks that are tripping hazards and shallow surface swim over the reef.

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