If you’ve already booked one of our Maui honeymoon packages, consider making a trip to Tako Flats part of your plans. It is part of the renowned Molokini Crater, which is not very far away from our Ka’anapali Beach condos. The crater was formed centuries ago, within the Alakeiki Channel. Many honeymooners visit the area in hopes of spending at least part of the day snorkeling, scuba diving and boating. The flats are largely thought of as a free-dive area because its depths range from 3 to 8-meters and visibility is typically 10-meters. Consequently, it’s a good spot for first-timers to get their snorkel gear wet.
To get there, you’ll need to charter a boat that provides snorkeling gear or find one that let’s experienced divers bring their own. If possible, consider bringing an underwater camera along too. The flats are known for its population of manta rays, octopus, green lionfish and other marine life. So, it may be possible to snap off a few good photos before they get camera-shy and turn the other way. Good underwater gear that may help keep the creatures ready for their 15-minutes of fame are 100/105mm lenses, wet mate diopters, teleconverters and high-powered flashes.
While you’re snorkeling through the flats, you’ll notice a lot of sand. As such, try to avoid stirring it up if you can. Otherwise, you’ll lose visibility, disturb the marine life and make it a less pleasurable experience for all of the other divers in the area. Oh, and avoid using muck sticks too. We know that many photographers like to use them but they can harm the creatures that call the flats home and who wants to do that? To learn more about incorporating a trip to Molokini into your Maui honeymoon package, please contact us at Maui Kai.