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Molokini Crater

Maui, HI
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Type: Volcanos
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Traveler Description: At Molokini Crater you will swim and snorkel in the calm, protected waters. Inside the crescent shaped Marine Life Conservation District, you will... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We lost half a day of our visit due to the snorkle dive being cancelled due to a big swell running. We spent 2 hours on the bus trying to sort out where the dive boat was.We were credited the value of the excursion but we felt the dive operators were slack in not advising the tour as the swell... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

this is well worth the trip at sunrise or sundown.The long winding road may make you motion sick but keep on doing. Going thru the clouds and try to time your visit to see the sunset or rise while you are on top of the crater. You wont regret it.

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Bomaderry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We had the perfect day for the trip with crew from Quicksilver. The weather was ideal ,water like glass with 180ft visibility. The staff were absolute professionals from safety to food service, the interesting info they gave during the trip was informative and funny. The day could not have been better - thanks for a very enjoyable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just done this trip with a group of 14 family and friends. Fantastic job by the Pacific Whale Foundation. Great snorkelling and plenty of turtles and sea life to see. Makenna bay was a highlight. Great guides and expert staff

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Los Angeles
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went on a couple of days of Scuba Diving with one on the local dive companies and by leaving early in the morning we didn't have to deal with any rough waters. Smooth sailing with no problems and I can be susceptible to motion sickness.

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Cape Town
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I can highly recommend doing the SNUBA diving (not scuba but snuba) offered by the Lani Kai out of Lahaina. The boat sailed from Ma'alaea Harbour, at 7am in the morning and as we sailed out into the open sea we came across 3 separate pods of Humpback whales frolicking in the ocean which brought screams of delight and excitement... More

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Loco, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We used "Pride of Maui" for the snorkel trip. I highly recommend them. On our trip to Hawaii we snorkeled several beaches and the crater. You do have to charter a boat to get to the crater. Cost with "Pride of Maui" was about $80 per person and included lunch and gear. This was the best coral formation we saw... More

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Alameda, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The water is calm enough for entire family to snorkel provided you get there in the morning. There are at least 5 different vendors providing such services judging from the number of boats anchored at Molokini Crater by 10am. Good: water is clear and warm enough to swim/snorkel without wetsuit - adult men mostly swam shirtless. Bad: not much fish... More

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The experience on Molokini was nice, but it felt like incomplete. We took an express tour, and we were expecting to see much more after seeing so many pictures in the internet and also after checking so many brochures that what we saw was beautiful but not as crowded as expected. Besides, the limited range of exploration was also a... More

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Newark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Do this dive. Various tours are available offering snorkeling, scuba, or "snuba" - something sort of between the two. Bring along an underwater camera or find out if your tour boat has them available (ours did, and during the trip back to shore they put the images from your camera on a disc for you to take). We saw sea... More

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