Maui: Black Rock – One of the best free dives on the island.

Black Rock is like a wall dive for snorkelers. A lava outcropping with coral attached. Swim from the South end up to the north and back again. If there is no ocean swell, this can be a very clear snorkel. One usually sees turtles along the way and an occasional tako (octopus). A common spot for night dives.

Location: On Hwy. 30 in Ka’anapali turn toward the ocean on Ka’anapali Parkway. Look for the free beach access parking. If it’s full, you’ll have to park at Whaler’s Village parking. If you decide to eat or buy something at this mall or have lunch, you can have your ticket validated.

Facilities: Lots of parking (some free some not – see above), showers, change rooms, restrooms, pay phones, shops and restaurants.

Beach: Beautiful, sandy beach

Experience Level: Beginner to intermediate

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