Shark Encounters Hawaii Map

Shark Diving 

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Whether you do it to confront a fear or because you fear nothing, just do it. The shark diving outfitters recommended by THE MODERN HONOLULU are serious about safety, so all you have to face is the thrill. (The waters en route to your dive site can be choppy, though – thwart motion sickness with a preventive pill or patch.)

What We Love:

  • Taking the GoPro along for the adventure
  • Starring in your own private "Shark Week"
  • Peeks at dolphins and turtles
  • Option to stay on board if that's your thing

North Shore Shark Diving

ABOUT SHARK TOURING

Your Hawaii shark tour will take you to an area where sharks naturally populate. Along the way, you’ll likely learn about the creatures, the ocean environment and how your tour is designed for minimal environmental impact – no aimless trolling, catching and relocating, anchoring or tampering with the reef. Ideally, sharks will swim around your cage as they would naturally. If you’re not up for the dive, come along for the ride and rare photo ops.

Shark Encounters in Oahu

NORTH SHORE SHARK ADVENTURES

From the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, you’ll take a short trip marked by dolphins and sea turtles (in winter, humpback whales may be visible). In the vicinity of your dive, sharks often come right up to your boat – up to 20 at a time, less than a foot away. Tour guides are informative and laidback, but keep safety the priority, warning, “You cop a feel, they get a meal.” Choose to dive or stay onboard during the two-hour tour.

Oahu shark adventures

HAWAII SHARK ENCOUNTERS

Check in 15 minutes before your adventure time. Your group (up to 14 people) will board a 32-foot boat to travel a few miles offshore. After a talk on education and safety by the crew, you’ll divide into groups, don snorkel gear and jump in the cage – plexiglass on two sides for an optimal view. The crew will tell you where the sharks are coming from, but stay observant: Sharks may approach from below your cage. Galapagos sharks, 10- to 15-feet in length, often come within a foot of divers on this tour.


  • Shark encounters in Hawaii

    If you are visiting between November and February, don’t miss Waimea Bay on the North Shore where the island’s top surfers take on 30-foot waves


IN SHORT / WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Hawaii North Shore shark diving
  • To see Tiger sharks, tour during the fall season
  • Avoid scheduling around a full moon, when currents are stronger
  • In strong currents, avoid the corner of the cage
  • Take precautions against motion sickness the night (and hour) before you tour, even if you don't think you'll need it.
Dive with Sharks in Oahu

North Shore Shark Adventures
Address: 35 Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, Haleiwa Road, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Phone: (808) 228.5900
Web Address: www.sharktourshawaii.com
Distance/Drive: 33 miles from THE MODERN HONOLULU – a 50-minute drive.
Brief directions from THE MODERN HONOLULU: Take H-1 to H-2, then exit 8 to Wahiawa to Kamehameha Highway, turn left on to Haleiwa Road.

Hawaii Shark Encounters
Address: Haleiwa Boat Harbor, 66-105 Haleiwa Rd., Haleiwa, HI 96712
Phone: (808) 351.9373
Web Address: www.hawaiisharkencounters.com
Distance/Drive: 33 miles from THE MODERN HONOLULU – a 50-minute drive.
Brief directions from THE MODERN HONOLULU: Take H-1 to H-2, then exit 8 to Wahiawa to Kamehameha Highway, turn left on to Haleiwa Road.

Hawaii shark diving

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