Makena Landing/Five Graves
dive is most unique among those most accessible along Maui's south
shore due to number of lava caves and likelihood of a friendly white
tip shark sighting. The Landing is inside a cove which offers some
protection from early noon Maui trade winds. Like most of the reefs we
dive the coral growth follows the contours of ancient Hawaiian lava
flows. Here we also see turtles, eels, octopus, and a variety reef fish
including butterfly fish, puffers, trigger fish, Moorish Idols, (Humuhumunukunukuapua'a) and the occasional frog fish. Facilities include parking lot, showers and toilets.
Five Graves is just north and over
the hill of Makena. Walk past a grave site to a tiny cove. Follow the
path to the right. Wear dive boots.