Lahaina Pier (Mala Ramp)

Lahaina Pier (Mala Ramp)
Maui
Hawaiian Islands

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Site Review by
 Jlcsnake
Date: 08/12/2009

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jlcsnake Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    4.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   13 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   200 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.06
I agree that this is the best shore dive on Maui. I have dived this site multiple times and there is always something fascinating here. Marine life includes eagle rays, whitetip reef sharks, nudibranches, turtles, frogfish, and lots more. Many dive books and shops won't tell you about this site. Some dive boats use it as a fall back if conditions on other parts of Maui or Lanai are bad. Max depth is around 30 feet. Viz is 50-70 feet unless it has rained recently and runoff from the mountains has clouded the shoreline. Enter the water on the South side of the old pier. You will have to walk 50 yards or so across a shallow rocky bottom until it drops off. Some people enter on the North side of the old pier adjacent to the boat ramp. However, if the police catch you entering this way, across the active boat channel, you will get a ticket. Also, make sure you take a dive flag as there may be several boats running in and out of the ramp area.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2009
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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