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..Legend has it that Molokini was once a beautiful woman. She and Pele, the fire goddess, were in love with the same man. The jealous Pele cut her rival in two and transformed her into stone. The woman?s head is supposedly Puu Olai, the cinder cone by Makena Beach. (wikipedia)..