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Important Information for Diving with Sharks on Oahu’s North Shore

What are the most important things to know when you are heading out for a dive with sharks on Oahu’s North Shore? For starters, you need to know that you will be entering their home, the Pacific Ocean, and coming face to face with wild sharks. These are the real deal, and these are the predators that are considered the most feared predator in the world, not just the ocean. There is quite a bit more that you will need to know, so let’s find out what the most important information you will need is.

Safety First
Keeping everyone safe is the most important aspect of any tour or activity. But on this adventure, it takes on a whole new meaning. The shark cage is a state of the art, custom-built cage that allows for premium viewing, and it is equipped with clear Plexiglas around the biggest opening. Make sure to keep your hands, feet, arms, legs, fingers, and toes inside the cage. You will have a great view of the sharks.

How do we find the sharks?
The area where your North Shore Shark Cage Adventure takes place is at a known gathering area for different species of sharks. They find their way here naturally, following in the fishing boats that are returning from an early morning of fishing. Sharks have advanced senses and can smell a drop of blood from a mile away; and that isn’t a figure of speech. The boat is simply meeting them at this spot.

Be prepared
What do you think the most common mistake is when heading out to sea? Surprisingly, it is the fact that most do not take their motion sickness medicine appropriately. Following the directions of the package is key, and you need to start your dose at least 24 hours ahead of time, and continue with the proper dosage thereafter. This will help to keep you from getting sea sick, which is no fun. Other ways to be prepared: apply plenty of sunblock, bring a light jacket or sweatshirt for the ride back in, pack snacks and water, and bring sunglasses. These will all be needed during the day.

The Sharks
There are a variety of sharks that are commonly seen during the dive. Smaller reef sharks are very common, including white tipped sharks, sandbar sharks, gallapagos sharks, and many others. Once in a while a hammerhead shark will make an appearance.

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