The remnant of a volcanic crater this partially submerged crescrent shaped marine sanctuary lies between the south coast of Maui and the island of Kahoolawe.

Its sheltered geography has made it an ideal location for snorkeling and scuba diving. Here a crystal clear waters provide unobstructed views of a large variety of fish and marine life.

Boat tours routinely leave from both the town of Lahaina and Kihei mooring themselves inside the crater for a day of swimming and relaxation. The crater can sometime get crowded as the day progresses so its better to book an early tour if you wish to avoid crowds.

The island itself is tiny and uninhabitable although some seabirds do use it for nesting grounds. Making landfall on the island is strickly prohibited and water activities should be supervised as depths can reach over 200ft farther from land.

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