La Perouse Bay Diving

La Perouse Bay

This scenic bay is a recent creation in Maui’s geologic history, formed when the last lava flowed on Maui about 200 years ago. It is located well away from human development and the view from the boat is of a gorgeous, undeveloped Hawaiian mountainside. It’s a view not many visitors get to see. This dive has an amazing variety of fish for its size – as well as schools of certain species such as goatfish and damselfish. A lava rock ridge full of crevices is the main attraction on this dive as it provides a protective habitat for all kinds of creatures. And in the finger coral reef adjacent to this ridge, we see many Hawaiian endemics (species unique to Hawaii) as well as numerous cleaning stations servicing the large population of fish. For as long as we can remember, a pod of spinner dolphins has often spent the day resting within the protected curve of this bay and sometimes we can hear their squeaking – and even see them – while diving.

Dive La Perouse Bay Maui Hawaii

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Unique Qualities

  • Scenic protected bay
  • Beautiful above water scenery
  • Near Maui’s last lava flow
  • Rarely dived reef

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You May See

  • Schools of fish
  • Cleaning stations
  • Many endemic species
  • Helmet snails
  • Healthy finger coral reef
  • On occasion: spinner dolphins
Maui scuba dive La Perouse Bay