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Diving the Mokolea

By Ocean Concepts

Depth: 35-70 feet

Bottom Time: 20-30 minutes

Visibility: 50-100 feet

Sealife: Parrot fish, Goatfish, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Lobster

Due south of Moku Manu, half the distance to Kailua, is a speck of a rock named Mokolea. The islet is a seabird sanctuary, and nearly white from the droppings - which has inspired its more commonly known name.

The spire can easily be circumnavigated on one tank in 35 to 70 feet. The walls of the caves that cut into its foundation are festooned with lobster. Outside the pukas, a community of cauliflower coral thrives, along with isolated stands of antler corals. It is not uncommon to see whitetips here, and the site has fish galore, with several very large parrot and unicorn fish, as well as plentiful ulua and 'opelu.

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