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Hawaii Shark Cage Diving Tours

With all that there is to do on Oahu, visitors are often looking for things that are a little out of the ordinary, especially if they are making a return visit. Having done many things on previous trips, there is often a desire for some adventure, and getting to places that have never been seen before. Many travelers head for the mountains for one of the incredible hikes on the island, but we think we have just the thing to satisfy the desire for something different. How about a Hawaii Shark Cage Diving Tour on the North Shore of the island?

Interested? We thought you might be.

The day begins with a trip up to the North Shore of Oahu, where many of the world’s most famous big wave surf beaches are found. Along the stretch of two-lane highway, a short drive passes Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, all sites where the most intense surf competitions in surfing take place. Visitors often make a day on the North Shore, but for a Hawaii Shark Cage Tour, a stop in Haleiwa is as far as you’ll need to go.

The shark cage is a custom built cage, anchored about 3 miles off the coast of the island. A short boat ride to the dive site allows the crew to prepare everyone on board for what to expect, give a safety briefing, and answer any questions that may come up.

Then the fun begins.

As soon as the boat arrives to the cage, sharks are usually already swarming. Though this tour is 100% safe and there is no risk for anyone, the site of a shark in the open ocean sends a shiver through the body. And a surge of adrenaline takes over.

The water this far out is a little colder than near the shore, and once the initial chill wears off, staring into the eyes of the most feared predator in the ocean becomes all you can focus on. The sharks that are found in the area are reef sharks, and are still quite large. Typical sizes are in the 6-12’ range, and just the site of them is intimidating. Inside the cage, divers have a 360 view of a variety of shark species, putting you face to face with real live sharks!

Even if you have no desire to jump in the water, you are still welcome to ride along, and see the action from the boat. The sharks are rather impressive from the deck, and you’ll have a front row seat on this amazing activity.

As one of the most popular tours on the North Shore, this experience sells out quickly. Word of mouth has helped this activity become the thing to do on Oahu, and you will not want to miss out. Space on the boat is limited, so be sure to secure your spots early.

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