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Molokini is an offshore crescent moon-shaped volcanic crater south of Ma?alaea Bay, Maui, Hawaii and part of Maui County. It is a popular destination for scuba diving, snuba and snorkeling with many tourist boats coming each day from the south coast of Maui. While it is a popular tourist destination due to its offshore, exotic location, many watersport enthusiast guides note that overcrowding has made the experience less attractive. The islet is a Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary...Because this very popular dive spot was attracting large numbers of boats, each potentially damaging the surrounding reef by dropping anchor, the Hawaii State Division of Boating and Recreation established mooring buoys and "Day Use Mooring Rules" for Molokini.