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    What to Expect
    Our Shark Vessel "Kainani" departs Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor on Oahu's North Shore daily. We motor out to International waters, 3 miles off shore to the shark grounds. For the next hour and a half we share the excitement and our knowledge of the sharks of the famous North Shore.

    Upon arrival to the shark grounds the first guests get in the cage. The water here is over 600 feet deep and crystal clear. The view is incredible. Just getting in is a bit of a thrill. Once in the cage, the big Poly Glass windows are nearly transparent, so when that 10 foot long Galapagos shark presses his nose against the glass, it looks like he is coming right on in. Not to worry though, he’s not getting in. In fact, press your nose against the glass, and you will be just one quarter of an inch away from the business end of one big shark!

    In addition to the Galapagos sharks, Sandbar sharks are our other common visitors. Both of these sharks are very curious, completely unafraid and come very close to the shark cage. Sometimes we see as many as 30!

    There is absolutely no diving experience required for this veritable shark diving fest.But just because everyone can do it, doesn’t mean the experienced diver will be bored. Far from it! From underwater pros to people who have never even been in the ocean, our adventure is for everyone!

    Many of the major networks such as Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic have all featured your local tour operator in their programming. We have a proud reputation to help educate people worldwide about sharks.

    Once the shark viewing has been completed, enjoy your boat ride back to Haleiwa. You may choose to self drive or will be taken home by transportation, based upon the tour option that you select at the time of checkout.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Expert crew
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Local taxes
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Towels, swimwear, suntan lotion
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age 5yr old
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    I’ve always been nervous about shark cages and this experience really changed my mind. The guides we had were awesome and very knowledgeable about the sharks and made us feel comfortable and safe. We saw quite a few sharks so we felt very lucky. I recommend this tour 100% it was
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    Our family was so excited about this diving experience and we were not disappointed. What an amazing experience and the captain made our trip better relating his knowledge about the sharks, whales and ocean.
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    If North Shore waves are to big everything is cancelled. This happen to us twice. I will say the notified us early on the first day. The second day we called before we left but the time we got close they called and canceled again. Since we were there we knew how bad the waves
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    Response from shark96712, General Manager at Shark Cage Diving In Oahu
    Responded 6 days ago
    we're sorry the weather was not in your favor, that not quite fair is it?? To make it right we'd like to offer you a 15% discount next time you're out here to come take our tour and receive the amazing experience that thousands of our 5 star guest have received. See you soon. Aloha!
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    This was definitely the highlight of our trip! The crew was great and the experience was unforgettable.
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    There is no way to describe the magic of this experience- never have I seen water this color blue, nor have I dreamed of getting this close to sharks. Chris and Thoma guided my family into this adventure with a lot of education and instructions. We felt safe and in good hands at
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    About the operator
    By: Hawaii Shark Encounters
    1,856 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Aimee L
    Santa Cruz, California
    26
    great time
    From the time of booking until the actual experience experience was nothing but wonderful. Had the best customer
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    Deidre E
    Northport, New York
    118
    Amazing Shark encounter
    We had a fantastic trip. There were huge waves but the boat was fine and it was calmer out past the breakers.
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    steveeschultz
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    10
    Awesome
    Great adventure! Staff was knowledgeable and fun. If you get seasick easily it might not be the trip for you.
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    Danielleanela
    20
    INCREDIBLE!
    I’ve always been nervous about shark cages and this experience really changed my mind. The guides we had were
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    Jennifer15050
    10
    Shark Encounters
    Great activity--we took our 13 year old who loved it!!! I highly recommend. The two young men who took us where
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    18AndrewT
    Maryborough, Australia
    10043
    An Experience of a Lifetime
    I talked my wife into doing the Shark-Cage dive with me and she hasn’t stopped talking about how great it was! We
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    christinerL7453LC
    20
    Great Experience
    Our family was so excited about this diving experience and we were not disappointed. What an amazing experience
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    COWBOY10101
    Mountain Home, Idaho
    259
    Cancelled
    If North Shore waves are to big everything is cancelled. This happen to us twice. I will say the notified us early
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    288christinak
    163
    Amazing Experience!
    This was definitely the highlight of our trip! The crew was great and the experience was unforgettable.
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    1HarmD
    10
    Will Definitely Be Back!
    Went on the 7am tour a few days after Christmas. We went out to the spot where the shark dive takes place but were
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    Yoyo0327
    Boston, Massachusetts
    21
    Excellent experience and Lucky to see the Tiger Sharks
    We went to the tour on the last day of 2019 with my husband, 55 years old mom, and cousin. We all enjoyed it
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    alisahilliard
    Warrenton, Virginia
    10
    Great time
    My 12 year old daughter loved it!!! She still telling her friends about it. My daughter in-law loved it as well.
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    ALV1026
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    10
    Cancellation
    Our adventure was canceled due to winds. Flew 9000 mi to swim with sharks and they canceled, reimbursed me, but
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    krisrempe
    21
    Great experience!
    Knowledgeable crew who did a lot of teaching too! Very friendly, helpful, took pics of us. Overall a great
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    Amy C
    10
    Shark Cage Snorkeling
    We had a great time with Hawaii Shark Encounters. The operation is very efficient and we had a great time looking
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