Even though I use to live on Oahu and still visit frequently, shark diving is one of the few things I have never done. So on this trip, the boyfriend and I decided we were going to go on my birthday and mark another thing off the bucket list. I’m not going to lie though, seeing that the cage was just bars, kind of freaked me out but in a good way.
The day came and we excitedly loaded up and headed out to Haleiwa. We boarded the boat and was instructed on what to do and were put into groups. I had previously read on another blog that the last group usually gets the most time so we were hoping for group 3 but ended up in group 1.
Eventually, we reached our destination of 3 miles from shore and it was go time. You could see a couple sharks swarming the boat which was really exciting but it didn’t seem like too many. We got our snorkel masks on and headed in as the first people in our group since we were pretty stoked.
We spent about 20 minutes or so in the cage just taking it all in. I had my GoPro strapped to my wrist so I did my best at trying to take video and photos while swimming in the cage. Overall shark cage diving was an extraordinary experience that I think everyone should try. The boy and I have decided that next time we are wanting to go without a cage!
For anyone interested in shark cage diving please check out North Shore Shark Adventures in Haleiwa, HI. They were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and overall gave us the best possible experience. Not to mention they have an outstanding safety record!