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What are Hawaiian Trade Winds?

Trade Winds A small part of what makes living in Hawaii so pleasant is the climate, especially the gentle breezes. Arriving from the northeast, it's light enough that it is barely noticeable but strong enough to chase away the humidity.…

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SNUBA Operator of the Year!

Every year SNUBA International likes to extend a special thank you to a select operator for their exemplary performance. Evaluation is based on guest comments, Guide professionalism, tour quality, innovation and overall commitment to the SNUBA program. For 2013 we recognize…

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SNUBA Maui Molokini

SNUBA at Molokini Crater

SNUBA: No Certification Needed! Anytime you join one of our fun days on the water, whether heading out with us on the Four Winds II Maui Molokini Snorkel or on the Maui Magic Dolphin Discovery, you should consider the SNUBA…

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Hawaiian Monk Seals

The Hawaiian monk seal is an endangered species that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands andis one of two remaining monk seal species; the other being the Mediterranean monk seal. The Hawaiian name is ʻIlio-holo-i-ka-uaua, or "dog that runs in…

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What is a Water Spout?

Waterspouts fall into two categories: “fair weather” and tornadic waterspouts. Tornadic waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water, or move from land to water. They have the same characteristics as a land tornado and are usually associated with severe thunderstorms.…

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Are You Seeing Double … Rainbows?

Rainbows are optical illusions that result from the sun's rays shining through moisture in the atmosphere. A full rainbow is actually a complete circle, but from the ground we see only part of it. Perhaps under the right conditions, you…

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Oddities of the Sea

Frogfish When you join us for a snorkel tour to Molokini crater, Coral Gardens or elsewhere on either the Maui Magic or the Four Winds II, you never know what you might encounter! This very rare shot of a Frogfish…

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Maui Ocean Safety Tips

Safety First! As our Holiday season is upon us, the number of Visitors to  the islands is up .... welcome, everyone!!! When joining a  snorkel tour from a boat, the Captain and Crew are there to  watch out for you…

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Molokini Crater

Snorkeling at Molokini Crater

Molokini Crater is the tiny island located about 6 miles off the coast between Maui and the island of Kahoolawe. Since 1977 it has become both an Underwater Marine Reserve and a Marine Bird Sanctuary and enjoys the governmental protections…

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Olowalu Reef

Olowalu has a very extensive reef bed, ribboned with sand channels running through it and the fish life her is quite extensive. There are also two turtle cleaning stations in this area , which particularly assures turtle sightings. Turtle cleaning…

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Dolphin In The Sea

Whale Season on Maui

Humpback Whale Season on Maui Every winter, when storms sweep through the North Pacific and the ocean gets particularly chilly, humpback whales head south—specifically to the warm waters of Hawaii's Au’Au Channel alongside Maui. And if you're hoping to catch…

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Eagle Ray

Spotted Eagle Ray

Hihimanu “Magnificent’ or “Elegant" Bird The Spotted Eagle Ray can be found in shallow coastal waters and bays, in depths down to 260 ft. They can be found globally in tropical regions, including the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Atlantic Africa,…

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Orangeband Surgeonfish

There are over 80 species of surgeonfish worldwide with 25 of these varieties living in Hawaiian waters.  Although they come in many different color variations, they all share the same basic structure. The name “surgeonfish” comes from their hard spines…

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A Monk Seal Sunning On The Beach

We Love Monk Seals! The Hawaiian Monk Seal haul themselves to the warm, sunny beaches of Hawaii to rest. Exhausted after a night of hunting, they often sleep for and entire day in the sand just above the surf, then get…

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Snuba Maui

Exploring The Reef With SNUBA

SNUBA with the Four Winds II or Maui Magic We have a great dive option on both of the boats called SNUBA.  Anyone that has ever wanted to dive but hasn't had the opportunity, or certified diver that wants an easy…

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