On the second day, I had booked them with Maui Dive Shop ( Wayne Allen – was their dive master)for the two tank Molokini and St. Anthony Wreck Dive – I had snorkeled around Molokini and I knew the underwater life that I could see was amazing, so I knew this would be a great site for them. St Anthony wreck dive is a 65 foot fishing boat that was sunk off Mokapu Beach in Wailea back in 1997, and at 60-70 feet deep is part of Maui’s only official artificial reef. Tires filled with concrete are now home to over 50 species of fish and several green sea turtles call the wreckage home and are happy to pose for photos.
The second dive of the day was Molokini Crater, a marine sanctuary below and bird sanctuary above. The visibility here averages 100 feet and provides a panoramic view of underwater life. Molokini Crater is one of the few places on earth that a diver can see Hawaiian garden eels,masked angelfish,long-nose hawk fish and other fish endemic only in Hawaiian Island Waters.
My final justification came when we returned from Maui and the May 2013 issue of PADI SPORT DIVER was in the mailbox, and low and behold when my husband was flipping through the magazine on pages 66-68 they were featuring Hawaiian Rafting Adventures and Maui Dive Shop, and talked about the experiences they had just experienced on Maui.
Hawaiian Rafting Adventures www.hawaiianrafting.com – Toll Free 1-866-529-2544
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