Hawaii Oahu Shark Encounters
Experience the power and beauty of sharks up close and personal during your Waikiki vacation with and unforgettable Hawaii Shark Encounter. Hawaii Shark Encounters is the premier provider of shark encounters in Waikiki and all of Hawaii, offering guests a true experience of a lifetime! Glass cage shark dives in Waikiki are the safest and most spectacular way to experience sharks completely up close and personal, in the shark's own natural environment.
This Waikiki Shark Encounter takes guests 3 miles off shore into international waters, home to thousands of native Hawaiian sharks. Your North Shore shark dive will take place in crystal clear waters up to 600 ft deep. Upon arrival at the shark grounds, guests can participate in the adventure of their life as they descend underwater in a Poly Glass protected steel shark cage. The Poly Glass cage windows provide complete protection while allowing participants crystal clear views of the sharks. The most plentiful sharks seen on this Waikiki shark encounter are 10 foot long Galapagos Sharks. Watch in amazement as these sharks actually press their noses up against the Poly Glass, literally just an inch or two away from you!
Other common visitors to this Waikiki shark encounter include the beautiful Sandbar Shark species. Both Galapagos and Sandbar Sharks have a naturally curious disposition, and readily approach the shark cages with no fear. Participants of this Waikiki cage shark dive will often see up to 30 sharks on the Hawaii Shark Encounter, and will spend about 2 hours at the shark grounds.
This Waikiki shark encounter requires no dive experience. Swimming is not required. Guests of all experience levels can participate in the thrilling and first-rate Hawaii Shark Encounter. Visitors as young as 3 and as old as 80 have participated in this world famous Waikiki Shark Encounter!
Hawaii Shark Encounters offers a 100% money back guarantee that you will see sharks on this Waikiki shark cage dive. "If you don't see a shark, you don't pay!" The Cage Hawaii Shark Encounters uses the world's largest Poly Glass shark cage for its Oahu shark dives. Guests remain in the cage at all times. Participants enter the shark dive cage by climbing a short ladder from the boat into the cage. Floats connected to the outside of the cage keep the cage at surface level. The shark dive cage is connected to the boat at all times, and is open at the top, reaching 2 feet above water level, so guests can come up and enjoy the view from the surface as well as underwater. No part of your body will ever be outside of the cage, and sharks have no means of entering the cage. The sharks do not charge at or strike the cage, although they will come directly up to it to investigate.
Guests are provided all necessary equipment, including masks, snorkels and life vests. Guests are transported to the dive site on Hawaii Shark Encounter’s 32 foot Radon built "Kainani" boat. This vessel is built to handle rough seas and travels at top speeds over 20 knots. Hot water shower facility and refreshments are provided on this Waikiki shark encounter.
Other Important Information This Waikiki shark cage dive operates daily from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Hawaii Shark Encounter includes a 3 mile boat ride into international waters. Ride conditions can often be rough, depending on weather, and shark encounters may be cancelled due to inclement conditions. Hawaii Shark Encounters encourages guests to book an early morning time for their Waikiki Shark Encounter, as the conditions are less likely to be rough in the early hours. In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified the day prior. Hawaii Shark Encounters also suggests vacationers book their Waikiki shark encounter for the early part of their vacation, so that they can reschedule for later in the week if a cancellation is necessary due to inclement conditions. Cancellations due to inclement weather are more likely to occur in Spring and Winter months.
- Three mile boat ride to the shark ground off Oahu's North Shore
- See sharks up close from within the safety of a shark cage
- Plenty of great underwater photo opportunities
- Snorkel and mask are provided (but guests may also bring their own)
- 32-foot Radon built on the Big Island of Hawaii
- Built to handle hard work and rough seas
- Can carry the largest shark cage in Hawaii
- Powered by a 450 HP Cummins diesel
- Hot water showers aboard