Playing Tag With Tropical Fish Inside A Crater in Maui, Hawaii
Wouldn't it be fun to swim inside an aquarium, with brightly colored fish darting in front of you? Molokini Crater, a small crescent-shaped volcanic rim just offshore from Maui, perennially makes the "Top Ten" of snorkeling spots in the world. This marine sanctuary filled with 250 species of tame fish, monk seals, harmless reef sharks, and eels, inside a bowl of coral formations. The blue ocean water is calm and warm, with up to 180 feet of visibility. Feeding fish is prohibited, so bring a shiny object and dangle it front of you, and swarms of dazzling fish will excitedly dart all over. Wiggle the object and some of the braver ones will try to bite it. There are many dive shops who take tour groups to the island, and they provide masks, snorkels, fins, and flotation tubes for an almost effortless way to play with these friendly sea creatures. Bring an underwater camera.