Scuba Diving Lighthouse is always a treat. It is located off the island of Lanai which provides some of the better dive sites in Maui County.
Lighthouse is a great dive site that is not visited often due to the distance from Maui. I dive this site with Lahaina Divers, my favorite dive shop on Maui.
This dive is usually a drift dive charter that runs each Thursday. Check out Lahaina Divers, dive schedule for more information.
It is about an hour around to this site from Lahaina Harbor. In addition, it is usually a nice boat ride, but the channel between Maui and Lanai can be rough.
Therefore, if you are prone to sea sickness, make sure to take Bonine, ginger, use the patch, etc., before you get on the boat.
Lighthouse Rating: 3.11 out of 5
Lighthouse gets its name from a structure on shore that
resembles a small lighthouse.
This dive site has a number of large boulders strewn around the bottom and has a wide variety of marine life.
Lighthouse can get blown out by wind and current and be very cloudy. Don’t worry, the boat captain and dive master will check out the conditions prior to getting in the water.
However, the conditions on my last dive were great. In fact, the sea was very flat, the current quite mild and visibility was 100+ feet.
It was a wonderful dive. Great marine life variety and a couple of sharks.
Scuba Diving Lighthouse: What You Will See
In addition, you can typically see smaller White-tip Reef Sharks, a wide variety of butterfly fishes, Triggerfishes and more. Specifically, make sure you check in the cracks and crevices. There you can find octopus, a wide variety of eels, crabs, shrimps and other small marine life. Also, the hard corals here are healthy and in good shape. This is due to receiving a large amount of nutrient and not having many divers on the site.
Scuba Diving Lighthouse is a treat if you are going to be on the Maui for a few days. I usually dive on Lanai two or three times during each trip and Lighthouse is often the second dive on Lahiana Divers’ Lanai drift dive.
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