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Haleiwa, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Set out from Oahu’s scenic North Shore to the depths of the big blue Pacific, where you have the chance to observe wild sharks from inside an underwater shark cage. Thanks to your professional, experienced crew, the Oahu shark dive is completely safe as they know the predators’ behavior, and the underwater cage provides proven safety against all different species of sharks. Whether you’re in the cage with sharks right in front of you or watching from up in the boat, Oahu shark diving is a Hawaii activity you’ll definitely never forget.
  • Dive with sharks on this thrilling cruise from Oahu's North Shore
  • Spot turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales on the way to your shark-viewing spot
  • See the ocean's top predators up close from a secure underwater shark cage
  • Common sightings include Galapagos sharks and sandbar sharks
  • Expert crew ensures your safety and enjoyment
  • Option to enter the shark cage or view from the boat
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Towels, swimwear, suntan lotion
Transportation from the Waikiki area
High definition underwater video service upgrade available on the boat for additional $75
66-101 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your Oahu shark dive begins at Haleiwa boat harbor on the island’s famous North Shore, where you motor out to the open ocean offshore. While cruising out to the shark diving area, there’s a chance you could see dolphins, sea turtles, surfers or even humpback whales in winter, and the view looking back at Oahu’s shoreline is worth the trip in itself.

Since safety is one of the top priorities for the Oahu shark diving crew, receive a briefing on safe practices and how to act in the cage. Then, when it’s time to finally go looking for sharks, strap on your masks, step in the cage, and your shark watching adventure begins when you’re lowered in the water.

Out here in the open ocean away from the runoff and waves, visibility can often extend to as much as 200 feet (60m). When you first catch sight of a graceful shark swimming slowly but purposefully towards you, there’s a sudden and potent rush of adrenaline you simply can’t contain. Before you can even be scared, however, the sharks have swum to within inches of the cage and are circling in front of your face.

In the waters around Oahu, the most commonly sighted sharks you might find are Galapagos, Hammerhead, and Sandbar sharks, which range from 5-15 feet (1.5-4.5m) dependent upon their age. For travelers wanting to dive as a group, the cage can comfortably hold two adult divers and up to eight at a time—though it depends on current weather conditions and the amount of movement in the water.

And, if you simply don’t want to dive in the cage but are hoping to see some sharks, there’s still plenty of thrilling action you can experience while viewing from the deck of the boat.

Money-back guarantee that you see sharks!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: You are required to call the local tour operator 24-48 hours prior to tour to reconfirm booking; contact information is provided on your confirmation voucher
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY North Shore Shark Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Shark Dive?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Shark Dive.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Shark Dive?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Shark Dive.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Shark Dive?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Shark Dive.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oahu Shark Dive?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oahu Shark Dive.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be sure to have your waterproof camera or case because you’re not going to want to miss a minute of all this action." See review
  • "I recommend taking motion sickness pills at least an hour prior to your trip." See review
  • "Aerial and crew were very professional and safety is no.1 priority so follow their instructions carefully." See review

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LOVED IT
Mariela_l
, May 2021
This was probably my favorite activity I booked on my Hawaii trip ! The water was choppy on the day we went and it made it that much more fun!! I would totally recommend bringing your go pro so you can get some cool videos and pictures of the sharks ... I got some pretty neat videos that I can’t stop rewatching .
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Recommended
Jmh12
, May 2021
Enjoyed this! The staff was great:-)! You definitely will see big sharks!!! Make sure you take your GoPro/camera!
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Exciting
Enrique_C
, May 2021
One of the best experiences of my life. I felt safe. The crew explained everything very well and the were very helpful. This was an amazing experience.
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Incredible
John_G
, May 2021
This was an incredible experience. Tour guides were knowledgeable n friendly. Saw a bunch of sharks and the video package was well worth it.
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Unforgettable experience
Kali_A
, May 2021
It was an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately the only down side was the no pictures as the waves were a bit strong and got jerked off the support bar. Seeing sharks below and around me amazing. I also saw the tee shirt deal.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thanks!!!!!! Hope to see you folks again!! Aloha Joe Pavsek
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Fantastic Excursion
James_C
, Apr 2021
This was definitely one of best activities we did while visiting Hawaii. The tour guides were great! Courteous, kind and answered all questions. They gave us very clear instructions for the cage so we would be safe and protected. The water was gorgeous and so clear. We had 9-10 sharks around our cage the entire time. It was awesome to see these beautiful creatures up close! We would definitely do this excursion again!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Awesome James! Thanks for sharing your review with us and our community. Aloha Joseph Pavsek
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Cool, calm, close-up Sharks
ChazVibes
, Apr 2021
It was surreal being that close to so many sharks and witnessing their slow calmness. Getting to be that close to the sharks was super cool.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
So nice to have you aboard. Hope to see you again soon. Aloha Joseph Pavsek
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Don’t Book!!!
Kiara_H
, Apr 2021
Horrible customer service. This company only cares about the money. I lost $500+ because of them, they are very rude when it’s comes to the slightest inconvenience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We feel it is necessary to provide further context about this customer’s review. We do send a confirmation email that explains details about the tour, directions and very importantly, that you must check in 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. This is critical because it takes time to check in, park, use the restroom facilities, and board the boat. This reviewer’s tour time was for 10am so they should have arrived at the harbor by 9:30am. We call people directly via phone when they have not checked in as scheduled and when our crew spoke to this party they indicated their ETA to the harbor was 10:08am. All the other passengers were able to make it to the harbor on time and were patiently waiting on the boat for departure. We try to accommodate everyone as much as possible, but when you have 5 tours scheduled for the day, if you get behind on the early tours, all subsequent tours for the day will be running late and we do not feel that is fair to the rest of our customers. Missed tours can also be rescheduled: subject to availability and a reschedule fee. Mahalo Joseph Pavsek
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No baby shark doo doo doo doo...
Jesse_T
, Apr 2021
If you get seasick take the pills needed. Great staff, informative & had jokes. Plenty of sharks but all same species, would do it again
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Aloha Jesse. Thank you! Hope you can join us again soon. Joseph Pavsek
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Wonderful
Matthew_A
, Apr 2021
I was running a bit behind due to a road closure and the crew waited a few extra minutes for me. Much appreciated to the crew Mahalo. I would definitely recommend and the sharks are pretty awesome To see. Worth it 🤙
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Great to hear. Thank you so much. Joseph Pavsek
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