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Diving in Kihei

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When to go to Kihei

Kihei is a year-round destination with a tropical climate. The rainy season is from November to March. The high seasons are April through May and September through November. The average air temperatures vary from 24 to 26C/76-78F throughout the year. The average water temperatures vary from 23C/73F to 28C/82F, being in their lowest in January and February. The water visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft. The currents are low on most of the sites, but can be medium

What to see

Divers can discover coral covered reefs populated with numerous unique fish, sea turtles, butterflyfish, octopus, puffer fish, barracuda, devil scorpionfish, dolphins, wrasses, eels, reef sharks and mantas. In the winter it is Humpback Whale watching season.


Most popular dive sites 

Among the most popular sites are Black rockMolokini crater (with several diving spots), Turtle townHonolua BayCoral Gardens, that are suitable for both divers and snorkelers. Most of the dive sites can be accessed by boat.


Scuba diving in Kihei

Kihei is a small town on the shores of Maui that has undergone rapid development during the past few years. Two closest airports are Kapalua Airport (44 km) and Kahului Airport (17 km). Lots of cafés, restaurants, and hotels were built along the coastline to host large numbers of tourists that come to swim or dive in the clear surrounding waters and sun-bathe on the sandy beaches. Tourists can go to Kihei's Kalama Beach Park and stroll on the paths surrounded by green lawns and palm trees. There are plenty of activities to try in the area, and all travelers will find something to their liking. Wildlife lovers should check out the natural beauty of Kealia Pond. Visitors can relax on the beaches of Kalpolepo, Waipuilani, and Kamaole to feel all the genuine atmosphere of Hawaii. Hawaii also has wonderful underwater life. Visitors can go on whale-watching expeditions or carry underwater cameras while diving. Diving at Kihei is an unforgettable experience. Kihei offers scuba diving, snorkeling and wreck diving for divers of all experience levels. There is an interesting coral reef around Kamaole Beach Park that has a lot to offer to curious divers. The depth is around 30m/98ft.