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First Cathedral

First Cathedral

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DIVE SITE DETAILS
Depth: 60 to 70 feet
Visibility: 100+
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
GENERAL DIVE SITE INFO

First Cathedrals is the premiere dive site at Lanai.  It is also a dual pinnacle set up and is one of the largest most diverse dive sites in Maui County.  The pinnacle with the moorings is 35 feet deep on the shallow portion and has a large arch on the west side.  The northern side provides an excellent wall with caves, nooks and crannies and a swim through arch.  A sand channel separates this from the wash rock pinnacle that comprises First Cathedrals.  This large cavern has a maximum depth of 45’-50’ deep and a ceiling overhead up to 20’ high.  It has a lace work of lava on the east wall that allows light in in a manner suggesting a stained glass window.  Hence the name, First Cathedrals.   The far end of the cathedrals has an exit that is called the Shotgun.  When there is a surge from South swells, it is a fun way to exit the cave.  There is an incredible amount of marine life at this site ranging from small Golden Lace nudibranchs to white tip reef sharks, turtles and everything in between.  More rare species of butterfly fish such as the Saddleback Butterflys can occasionally be seen here,.  This is one of the areas that is often frequented by Spinner Dolphins.  This site has been in the top ten of dive sites in the world for over 25 years.

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First Cathedral

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