Lana'i is the sixth largest island in Hawaii. Lanai is known as the pinnaple island due to its history as a island-wide pinnaple plantation. In 1922 James Dole purchase the entire island. Lanai has a single city, Lanai City and it contains fewer than 5000 residents. The sparse population on Lanai and the island's remote location translates into more fish, less water pollution, and better diving than Maui and Oahu. The south side of Lanai is where all the diving is done. Often times Lanai is sheltered from North and South swells seriously affecting other parts of the island. The underwater topography consists of lava formations including caverns, walls, "cathedrals," tubes, and pinnacles. Turtles off Lanai are not affected by the herpes-like virus plaguing the Maui turtles.
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