Places to snorkel/SCUBA

Snorkeling:

MOLOKINI
Molokini is a nice place to snorkel, not the gem that it used to be, but still a very unique place to go.  Scuba diving here is for more advanced divers, as it is a drift dive with some strong currents.

BLACK ROCK (Ka'anapali Beach)

This is a beach entry snorkel or dive, easy except for some strong current toward the point.  Very popular snorkel spot, and a shallow dive.

HONOLUA BAY (north of Kapalua)

Easy as a boat trip from Ka'anapali, harder shore entry with a semi-difficult climb down to the beach.  An easy dive, 30-40 feet maximum, with lots of corals and fish life.  Catch the Kapalua Kai or Gemini to sail here.

You can walk to this area easily if you follow the suggestions of "Maui Revealed"

LANAI

Average snorkeling at best, but the boat excursions offered to this desert isle suggest otherwise.  You might be better off buying your own gear.

 ULUA BEACH

Good beginner diving/snorkeling-Some outfits do one or two of their Open Water Certification Dives here

 5 GRAVES/5 CAVES

Another beginner dive/snorkel site.  There's a nice underwater cave here with a resident reef shark.  Divers can actually enter this cave, come up and sit on the rocks with your breathing apparatus out of your mouth.