5-Caves South Maui
5 Caves or Makena Landing is a unique dive site that rivals the Cathedrals off the coast of Lanai. Located in South Maui, this dive site is also known as Turtle Town to those snorkel and dive boats that offer daily trips.
5-Caves South Maui
5 Caves or Makena Landing is a unique dive site that rivals the Cathedrals off the coast of Lanai. Located in South Maui, this dive site is also known as Turtle Town to those snorkel and dive boats that offer daily trips.
 
South Maui
Caves and Caverns

The name Turtle Town will become obvious as we explore the area, where it won’t be IF we see a turtle, but how many! Don’t be surprised if we see a few white tip reef sharks trying to catch a morning nap after a long night of hunting!

There are more than 5 caves at this dive site. Most divers should have no problem exploring at least the first three caves of the dive site on the first dive, and these are some of the more interesting ones to visit! The first cave we come to is referred to by divers as either the sand cave or the shark cave!

The second is called the bubble cave, because there is an air pocket inside of this cavern, that we can pop up to the surface inside of this cave! We will feel some pressure on our ears inside of the bubble, so divers that have difficulty equalizing, may want to avoid doing this, or you may have trouble your ears upon leaving the cave!

The final cave we make our way to is the cave we like to call Mini Cathedral because as you enter the cave the light shining in the sky above creates beams of light hitting the floor of the sandy bottom cave through the rocky skylights above. This is a similar experience you would have in the well known Cathedrals dive off the coast of the island of Lanai. If you like caves and want to avoid being sea sick or the early morning roll calls of a dive boat, this dive is for you!
Updated for 2022
Detail overview

What to expect

  • Series of large open mouth caverns with marine life in South Maui
  • Mini Cathedral cave where the sunlight shines through the ceiling
  • Healthy reef fingers stretching out from the shore with abundant marine life and swim throughs.

Enhance this experience with:

  • Upgrade to a 5 Star 5 Dive Package
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty

    Important

  •   Complete the Certified Diver Waiver linked HERE
  •   Please bring acceptable proof of certification to present at check-in.
  •   Must have dove within the last two years to be ready to do this dive
  • * We provide all the rental gear you could need but if you want to bring your own, you’ll want to make sure it’s dive ready long before your dive time. Please plan to show up 1 hour early if you want your gear looked at by an instructor or tech.
  • * Wear your bathing suit, bring a towel, any gear you may want to use, snacks for the surface interval, plenty of water, and if you'd like to tip your instructor/guide at the end of the day, please bring cash. (Venmo, Paypal, & Zelle also options with some instructors)

1

1

1

1

Updated for 2022
Detail overview

What to expect

  • Series of large open mouth caverns with marine life in South Maui
  • Mini Cathedral cave where the sunlight shines through the ceiling
  • Healthy reef fingers stretching out from the shore with abundant marine life and swim throughs.

Enhance this experience with:

  • Upgrade to a 5 Star 5 Dive Package
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty
 
South Maui
Caves and Caverns

The name Turtle Town will become obvious as we explore the area, where it won’t be IF we see a turtle, but how many! Don’t be surprised if we see a few White Tip Reef Sharks trying to catch a morning nap after a long night of hunting!

There are more than 5 caves at this dive site, for that matter there are more than 5 graves as well! Most divers should have no problem exploring at least the first three caves of the dive site, and these are some of the more interesting ones to visit! The first cave we come to is referred to by divers as either the sand cave or the shark cave!

The second is called the bubble cave, because there is an air pocket inside of this cavern, that we can pop up to the surface inside of this cave! We will feel some pressure on our ears inside of the bubble, so divers that have difficulty equalizing, may want to avoid doing this, or you may have trouble your ears upon leaving the cave!

    Important

  •   Complete the Certified Diver Waiver linked HERE
  •   Please bring acceptable proof of certification to present at check-in.
  •   Must have dove within the last two years to be ready to do this dive
  • * We provide all the rental gear you could need but if you want to bring your own, you’ll want to make sure it’s dive ready long before your dive time. Please plan to show up 1 hour early if you want your gear looked at by an instructor or tech.
  • * Wear your bathing suit, bring a towel, any gear you may want to use, snacks for the surface interval, plenty of water, and if you'd like to tip your instructor/guide at the end of the day, please bring cash. (Venmo, Paypal, & Zelle also options with some instructors)

1

1

1

1


Other Diving Packages
Nearby Activities
 
Contact
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  (808) 667-0633
© Maui Diving
Made in Hawai'i by Rock Solid Media.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

 


 

Contact
  •    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •    (808) 667-0633
  •  

    © Maui Diving.
    Made in Hawai'i by Rock Solid Media.