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August 22, 2017

Swimming with Sharks in Hawaii

Swimming with Sharks in Hawaii

Out of all the hikes, all the beautiful beaches, and all the adventures… swimming with sharks in Hawaii is on the top of my favorites list.  I had an incredible experience and I can’t wait to do it again!

The Experience.

The boat ride was calm, quick and when we got to our destination just a few miles off Haleiwa, we were greeted by 36 Galapagos sharks circling around the boat.  So breathtaking!

I went with my cousin Daniela from Ecuador, who had only used a mask and fins once before earlier that week. We met the One Ocean Diving crew at the Haleiwa Boat Harbor on the North Shore of Oahu.  During the 15-minute boat ride, we learned a lot about sharks and the all about the sharks that live in Hawaii, the guide explained their behaviors and talked about the conservation efforts.

They also explained how to safely swim around the sharks and what the experience would be like when we entered the water without a cage.  I would definitely do this again.  Would you? Have you ever swam with sharks? I can’t wait to hear about your experience.

The whole trip was about 2 hours and cost $150 per person.  Kamaaina rates are also available. 808-649-0018 (text)

Visiting Oahu?

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Swimming with Sharks in Hawaii

North Shore, Oahu

Swimming with Sharks - North Shore, Oahu

Swimming with Sharks - North Shore, Oahu

North Shore, Oahu
Swimming with Sharks on Oahu’s North Shore.

North Shore, Oahu

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