Molokini is one of the world's top ten dive and snorkeling sites. Located 2.5 miles off Maui's sothern coast, Molokini is an extinct volcano that is now designated as a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District. Its crescent shape provides protection from waves and powerful currents. Scuba tours may visit Molokini's back wall, with a sharp drop off to depths of 300 feet, while snorkelers can experience the center, a lush reef area with excellent viewing up to 150 feet. Most boat tours leave for Molokini from Ma'alaea Harbor and Kihei Boat Ramp, while morning tours have the best chances of enjoying all it has to offer.