I had a thrill shore diving in Maui and diving into the crater of Molokini but the Carthaginian II was the only opportunity I had to go wreck diving in Hawaii. It was such an exciting dive with excellent visibility and a close encounter with a white-tip shark along the hull at 30 m deep.
The steel-hulled sailing boat built in 1920, was brought to Lahaina, Maui, in 1973 to serve as a floating museum to explain the past whaling industry of the town. She was sunk in 2005 to create an artificial reef.
When staying in Lahaina, Maui, don’t miss the opportunity to go wreck diving in Maui with Lahaina Divers, they go to the Carthaginian II every Monday afternoon. In the meantime, put the music on and explore the Carthaginian II shipwreck with me!