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Fish Rain

Depth: 70-130 Feet

Fish Rain is a drift dive in sometimes strong current and choppy seas known for the possibility of seeing large pelagics. Some time will be spent away from the reef, mid-water, in the blue looking and waiting for the “Feature Presentation”…Scalloped Hammerhead sharks! In addition, we have seen Galapagos sharks, gray reef sharks, schools of jacks, large barracuda, ahi and dolphins here on our weekly Tuesday and Friday morning trips. There are reports that at one time or another, Tiger sharks, Hawaiian Monk seals, whale sharks, mahi and even the mighty Humpback whale have all been seen at this dive site. On the sloping wall reef, a wide variety of very colorful reef fish reside in abundance. Don’t forget to go upright in the water column and spin around every once in a while as you are totally surrounded by fish! They are “raining down on you” hence the name.

Fish Bowl

Depth: 50-90 Feet

When the boat arrives at this dive site they might drop anchor and then take you to your adventure or opt to do this as a drift dive. If on anchor, as you cruise away from the boat you will begin to see the marine life pick up. Cruising the bowl towards Maui over the edge, you will find huge boulders that are covered with coral, fish and octopus. There are ledges to be found at about 55 feet where a white tip reef shark is often spotted along with Hawaiian day octopus, eagle rays, reef sharks and plentiful colorful reef fish.

For more information about Maui diving visit Lahaina Divers here.