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Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
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Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get...

Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.

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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson

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Snorkeling A Must

Although the water is a bit rough around Black Rock, snorkeling is a must! You can simply go from your beach chair into the water and see a world full of beautiful marine life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adrienne A
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Whitestone, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My oldest daughter and I wanted to "jump" off of black rock the whole vacation. We had many people tell us it was a must. None of which told us to swim around and take the short climb. Instead we followed the groups of people and climbed up the rock. It took about an hour, very sharp rocks. Once we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Believe the reviews here. It is dangerous. Thankfully there were no beach rescues the day we were there and to be honest, I'm shocked. I saw the cliff divers and although it's beyond my comfort zone, I wouldn't trust doing it here, even if it were. The water here is very strong. The current will pull you under and out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

"Everyone does it ..... Well, not everyone makes it .... On 7/6/16 we witnessed a man jump from Black Rock ... what happened next was terrifying ... He did a front flip into the ocean below and did not come up. He over-rotated the flip and his head hit the water with such force that it knocked him out cold.... More 

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Whitestone, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the water is a bit rough around Black Rock, snorkeling is a must! You can simply go from your beach chair into the water and see a world full of beautiful marine life. You can rent the necessary equipment right at the Sheraton on the beach or just bring your own (that's what we did).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cliff diving, yes. Is it legal? Not sure, but there were about 20 of us doing it that day. Just jump out and you'll be good. Saw a bunch of sea turtles right in the area as well. The only cliff diving we found in the area...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you can see fish if you swim out a bit around the top of Black Rock...but otherwise, the area is packed with people doing exactly the same thing as you. If you are staying in Kaanapali this is an easy thing to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best snorkeling on the island, but maybe I am just biased. I love this beach. There is great snorkeling just at ankle deep water, before you ever really get into the surf. And, in the cove near the Black Rock point you are very likely to see turtles of all sizes and dolphins playfully putting on a show... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had fun at black rock. Snorkel near the rock itself. There are tons of fish! Jump off the rock when you add done. It's a thrill. Best of all, it's all free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great experience learning about the history of why there are cliff divers. The dive at sunset is a must see as it will bring you to help understand more of the Hawaiian/Maui culture and history. If you go earlier in the day, the snorkeling around Black Rock is really good as well. Be cautious of tides, currents, and waves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most everyone knows black rock so its worth climbing it once again jumping off it. I suggest water socks for climbing as your feet may not enjoy the course rock. Be extremely careful as climbing up to the high point you don't see it but there it a drop off on the other side of the wall your climbing.

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