Maui Honu. The Hawaiian word for the Green Sea Turtle is Honu – a common sight while snorkeling or scuba diving along the south shore of Maui. Hone are endangered species and deserve the respect, and distance, afforded any wild animal. They are harmless and a delight to observe. They typically rest on the sandy bottom under rocks, eat vegetation growing on coral, and casually cruise through the beautiful clear blue waters of Maui’s shorelines. Air breathing, they will come to the surface to take air, may float around the surface for a while, taking more air, and then dive down, remaining underwater for 20-30 minutes.