"Hands down the best thing I did in Hawaii and one of the best experiences in life!  Love that going out with One Ocean helps support so many conservation effort too."  -Matt Johnston

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The first and only cage-less shark research diving program

Swim With Sharks

Want to swim with sharks? Come out with One Ocean Diving to learn more about sharks and experience them first hand.

JOIN US ON A PELAGIC SHARK SNORKEL


Experience of a Lifetime!


The "Pelagic Shark Program" also known as the "Pelagic Animal Research and Interaction Program" or what some people simply refer to as: "The snorkel with sharks without a cage program," is an extensively developed program based on shark behavioral research and data collection integrating educational informational and adapted for the general public to utilize in order to reduce or avoid adverse shark interactions. 


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Come Swim with Sharks

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Come out on our exciting and education two hour program to learn about and actually swim with sharks, without a cage.  Your professional safety diver, a shark expert and marine biologist, will teach you all about the sharks and they will guide you in the water.  The shark expert will go in the water first and stay in the water with you helping you and also collecting research data on the sharks.  Your marine biologist, shark expert, naturalist, and/or research intern will provide you with a break down of the species and behaviors seen during your div and answer any questions you have about sharks. 

 Have fun swimming with sharks under the safety of the most experienced, professional, qualified, certified, insured, and highly trained shark guides in the world.  

We have a 100% safety record and founded the first shark programs without a cage in Hawaii and the entire Pacific coast of the United States. 

This dive helps support the conservation and research efforts of all of the One Ocean Organization divisions.  It is an exhilarating, addicting, yet peaceful and unique experience.


There is nothing else in the world like diving with sharks, the feeling is incredible. 

It is normal to be nervous your first time out but the professional team at One Ocean will help you to overcome your fears and empower you with unique information on how to most safely interact with sharks including things to do and not to do to maximize your enjoyment and safety


We also offer video and photography options if you would like to capture and share your experience.  

 

The #PelagicProgram is an interactive research based program now open to the public. Hailed as "one of the best programs for inspiring shark and marine conservation." 




Founded as a research program By Ocean Ramsey, One Ocean Diving opened to the public in an effort to help educate people about the reality of sharks and facilitate and empower people with first hand experience.  

What Is One Ocean Diving?

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One Ocean Diving is division of One Ocean Research and Conservation, and a part of One Ocean Global.  One Ocean Diving is open to the public to facilitate an exciting and immersive program that supports the on going research while educating the public in a very fun way about shark studies and conservation needs and efforts.  One Ocean Diving is a feel good and easy way for the public to support marine conservation efforts while they have fun in a recreational activity under the safety of the most extensively trained professionals who work full time with as shark researchers and guides.  


We are passionate about helping people to better understand sharks and we love to help people to learn how to safely interact. 


  The One Ocean Diving pelagic shark program is unique to any other shark experience in the world!   You will learn so much practical and useful information about sharks on the quick ride in and out of the harbor so that if you were ever on your own and approached by a large shark when you are not with one of our guides you will better know how to respond.

So come join us on one of our dives and experience for yourself how incredible each species is! You will walk away with a new understanding and appreciation for these animals and hopefully will help spread the word to help save sharks! shark dive hawaii diving with sharks swimming with sharks



What To Expect?

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Expect to enjoy a unique, amazing, fun, and educational adventure swimming with beautiful sharks in the gorgeous water off Hawaii under the safety and guidance of professional shark researchers and experts who will share unique and useful information. 

Meet at Haleiwa Harbor by the BLUE  KIOSK with the ONEOCEANDIVING.com shark sign on top. 

 Be sure to be there by ten minutes prior to your booking time (departure time.) 

**The boats always leave on time so please don't be late, there is a strict no-show=no-refund cancellation policy so that all charters operate in the best weather conditions and on-time for people who need to make it to work or catch a flight so we always run on-time.  Please leave time for parking and just in case of traffic.  There are good cafes and shops if you get to Haleiwa town early. 

You will be welcomed onboard one of our four research vessels: Pono Kai, Manō Kai, Aloha Kai, or Koa Kai that will drive over and tie up at the loading area next to the big white fish scale scaffolding ten minutes prior to departure.  If its departure time and you are waiting at the kiosk walk over and ask the boat closest to the blue One Ocean Diving Kiosk where the One Ocean Diving Boat loads. 

    The captain will go over safety information and help fit you for a pair of fins.  On the way out to the shark site your in-water shark safety guide and shark expert will explain everything you want to know about what to do, and what not to do, while you're in the water with sharks. The shark biologist will cover an overview of our research, some information about our traditional Hawaiian respect for manō as aumakua, as well as the modern science on shark biology, physiology, social behavior, shark body language, and how all of that relates to things that you can do to have a healthy and respectful interaction.  The information shared is also helpful in case you encounter a shark when you're on your own after the program and we are happy to say the information we share has helped people outside of the program to avoid adverse interactions so its great information and a great program for anyone, even if you dont think you want to go in the water with the sharks.  Some people sign up just to go on the boat to learn about the sharks and the on-going research, the program is very educational and you can see the sharks from the surface so we encourage people to bring friends that might be scared or nervous, most people who say they are "just going out to watch from the surface and learn the information" end up getting in the water after seeing how much fun other people are having.  If you're planning to do the full program like most people you can rest assured that the shark expert will be the first person in the water and the last person out.  All of the guides are extensively trained by the most experienced people in the world for working in-water with large sharks including great white sharks and Tiger sharks, they literally wrote the book on what people should know about sharks in regards to social behavior, shark body language, and life saving information for surfers, swimmers, and divers who may or may not want to interact with sharks. (Check out the book, available on Amazon "What you should know about sharks.  Shark language, social behavior, human interactions, and life saving information. By Ocean Ramsey and Juan Oliphant."  The book also makes a great gift and if you want to learn more about sharks before or after the program it is an incredible reference.   


After about twenty minutes drive offshore you will arrive to one of the research sites where the schooling species (sandbar sharks and galapagos sharks)  have been identified to naturally school during the day.  Your in-water shark guide and researching biologist will immediately get in the water and you can join them to experience first hand how beautiful and amazing sharks really are. For your comfort there are lines with floats draping along the side of the boat with the ladder, you are welcome to hold on to the lines the entire time although your guide will invite you off to swim and or freedive down however we respect your comfort and swim ability and encourage you to relax and hold on to the lines if you would prefer not to swim around.  You are always welcome to get out and take a break or if you want to try a different mask, snorkel, fins, or simply have a question the Captain will be on board at all times to assist you while your other crew safety you in the water.  On the way back in your guides will share information and research variables specific to your dive as well as conservation information, our efforts, ways you can get involved and they will answer any questions you have while also looking for other marine life such as dolphins, whales, and sea turtles on the drive back in (**we guarantee you will see sharks or your money back. We unfortunately cannot guarantee you will see whales, dolphins, sea turtles, etc.)   We believe you will walk away with a new found respect for sharks and will want to #speakupforsharks to help save them! Book online now to join us and go swimming with sharks.  We are ranked as one of the best boat charters in all of Hawaii.  We are the only shark research and cage-free shark dive in Hawaii. diving with sharks shark dive hawaii

WHERE TO BOARD THE VESSEL:

Meet at the Blue and White "One Ocean Diving" Kiosk next to Haleiwa Joe's restaurant

Boat will dock across from the blue kiosk and next to the white fish scale (scaffolding)

One Ocean Diving

Haleiwa Harbor, 66-105 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712, United States

(808) 649 0018

Boats start everyday 7am. Office opens everyday at 8am.

Open today

08:00 am – 04:00 pm

Phone: +1-808-649-0018 (Please Text) Office hours: 8am-4pm HST

  1. Meet the boat at the ramp 10 minutes before departure time.
  2. Please check in at the BLUE KIOSK prior to boarding the boat!
  3. Wait for the boat to arrive if you do not see it in front of the fish scale.
  4. ****MAKE SURE TO ARRIVE EARLY OR ON TIME AS WE DEPART ON SCHEDULE.***
  5. If INTERNATIONAL please provide an EMAIL ADDRESS that you regularly check when booking!

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finding the kiosk and boats

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Entrance to Haleiwa Harbor

Enter the harbor near the restaurant Haleiwa Joes and park near here. 

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Kiosk

If kiosk is not open please wait there so our crew knows where to find you.  Parking can be found by the bathrooms or by the boats on the water side.

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Commercial Loading Dock

This  is where you will be getting on and off the boat

Our Boats

Mano Kai

What a shark dive looks like with One Ocean Diving. This is our biggest boat Mano Kai, with sharks. Shark Diving Hawaii. One Ocean Diving.

Mano Kai (Shark-Water) is our largest silver vessel with a blue canopy and blue trim with large white block letters saying "ONE OCEAN DIVING" on the side. 

Pono Kai

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Pono Kai (Good-Sea) is our white dive boat with a blue canopy and white block letters saying "ONE OCEAN DIVING" along the side.twin engines

Aloha Kai

Aloha Kai is our newest charter boat for our shark diving program in Hawaii.  Come learn how to swim with sharks without a cage.

Aloha Kai (Love of Water) is a all white boat with a blue canopy top with twin white Suzuki engines

Koa Kai is our widest shark diving boat, for one ocean divings cage free shark dive in Hawa

Koa Kai   


Koa Kai (Strong/Courageous Sea) is our Power Cat "Shark Cat" twin Hull.  It is all white with a nice cab and One Ocean Diving large along the side and a large silver ladder.  





Cancelation Policy

FULL REFUND ONLY IF YOU CALL AND DIRECTLY TALK TO US TO CANCEL AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TIME***IF YOU NOTIFY US VIA TEXT AND EMAIL MORE THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE***.


All trips are subject to change due to weather! You will be 100% refunded if we need to reschedule due to weather or we will gladly rebook you to another day. Money back guarantee you will see sharks on the Pelagic Shark Snorkel 


IF YOU ARE NOT CONTACTED ABOUT A CANCELLATION EXPECT YOUR CHARTER TO RUN AND PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME! 


How To Be Prepared

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU ONBOARD SOON.

PARKING: Please park by the little brown restroom building near the harbor entrance on the back side (west) of Haleiwa Joe's Restaurant. 

WHEN: General tour times vary by season and can be seen on our online booking system with live availability (WEATHER PERMITTING.)
Book the early morning trips as they generally have the least wind and the calmest conditions. Early morning trips are advised, especially for those prone to sea sickness. 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • TOWELS (2 TOWELS ARE ADVISED FOR COMFORT )  
  • SUNGLASSES 
  • DRINKING WATER 
  • CAMERA (SMALL HAND-HELD CAMERAS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE WATER)
  • CHANGE OF CLOTHES ARE RECOMMENDED
  • BIODEGRADABLE SUNSCREEN (PLEASE NO AERSOL SPRAY SUNSCREEN-WE HAVE EXTRA SUNSCREEN ONBOARD. It is Hawaii Law that you can only use "Reef Safe Sunscreen." We recommend Raw Elements brand. ) 
  • WE PROVIDE MASKS, SNORKELS, & FINS & RASH GUARDS, HOWEVER YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN. 
  • RASHGUARDS & WETSUITS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR JELLY FISH PROTECTION BUT NOT REQUIRED (WE CAN GET COMB JELLY FISH FLOATING BY IRREGULARLY.)  WE HAVE JELLY FISH SPRAY AND NO-ITCH GELL ON BOARD IF YOU DO GET STUNG.
  • WE DO HAVE UV XCEL RASH GUARDS ON BOARD FOR YOU TO BORROW DURING YOUR PROGRAM, JUST ASK THE CAPTAIN WHEN YOU BOARD. 
  • WE DO NOT PROVIDE WETSUITS 
  • IF YOU ARE KNOWINGLY DIABETIC OR ALLERGIC TO BEE STINGS OR JELLY FISH PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS YOU BOARD THE BOAT AND BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MEDICATIONS ONBOARD WITH YOU.
  • PLEASE INFORM CREW OF ANY SPECIAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS & MEDICATIONS. SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. TEXT THE OFFICE AT +1-808-649-0018 AHEAD OF TIME AND ALSO LET YOUR CAPTAIN KNOW AS SOON AS YOU BOARD. YOU SHOULD BE PHYSICALLY FIT AND ABLE TO SWIM AND SNORKEL WITH EASE IN WAVES AND AGAINST STRONG CURRENT. 
  • IF YOU ARE PRONE TO SEASICKNESS MAKE SURE TO TAKE DRAMAMINE THE NIGHT BEFORE AND 1 HOUR BEFORE BOARDING THE BOAT TO PREVENT IT. IF YOU FEEL SEASICK WHILE ON BOARD LOOK AT THE HORIZON. YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING ANY GINGER LOZENGES OR SNACKS (LIKE CRACKERS) TO HELP WITH NAUSEA.
  • THERE IS A DRY STORAGE ON BOARD FOR BAGS/BACKPACKS, WE JUST ASK YOU TO LIMIT YOUR ITEMS TO ONE BAG PER PERSON.
  • THERE IS NO RESTROOM ON BOARD, THERE ARE RESTROOM FACILITIES AT THE HARBOR TO USE RIGHT BEFORE DEPARTURE. 
  • PERSONS UNDER 18 NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OR HAVE THEM SIGN THE RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK WAIVER PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
  • ALL AGES ARE WELCOME ON BOARD ***Due to risks associated with an open water environment infants are not allowed on board. Ride alongs must be at least 3 years old, have a snug fitting life jacket for all ages under 7, at least 4ft tall to get in the water and bring their own fins (preferably all black or blue) to ensure a snug fit. Must have properly fitting fins to enter the water, otherwise watching from the boat is still a fun and educational experience***
  • We highly recommend against coming on the boat if you are more than four months pregnant due to the fact that a wet boat is a slippery unstable platform with many tripping hazards and hard surfaces.  
  • Please be advised that the in-water portion of this activity is recommended for healthy, physically fit, and active people only and it is possible you could fall and slip or be hit by the boat in the water if you're not paying attention. You always have the option to get back on board the vessel and you always have the option not to go in the water.  The program is still extremely educational and exciting from on top of the boat.
  •  THERE IS A 4FT HEIGHT MINIMUM TO GET IN THE WATER WITH SHARKS 
  • DUE TO SAFETY REGULATIONS THERE IS A WEIGHT RESTRICTION OF 260 LBS PER PERSON, FOR PERSONS OVER 255LBS PLEASE BOOK TWO SPOTS UNDER THE SAME NAME AND NOTIFY OUR OFFICE (1-808-649-0018 SO THEY CAN SCHEDULE A 2ND SAFETY CREW.) THIS IS FOR SAFETY AND COMFORT. WE RETAIN THE RIGHT TO DENY BOARDING AND/OR PERMISSION TO GO IN THE WATER IF THERE ARE NOT SUFFICIENT SAFETY CREWS SCHEDULED. EACH CREW MEMBER ON BOARD IS CERTIFIED TO LIFT UP TO 125LBS FOR A TOTAL OF 250 AND IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY WE WOULD BE CONSIDERED NEGLIGENT IF WE DIDN’T HAVE THE PHYSICAL ABILITY TO ASSIST.***PLEASE MAKE SURE TO NOTIFY THE OFFICE +1-808-649-0018 OR EMAIL ONEOCEANDIVING@GMAIL.COM                                                IN ADVANCE.***THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT AS WELL AS THE CREWS SAFETY AND LIABILITY.  


  • SWIMMING & SNORKELING ABILITY: BASIC SWIMMING ABILITY REQUIRED.  BASIC PRIOR SNORKELING EXPERIENCE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 
  •  IMPORTANT: Each person coming on the boat must sign a Release of Liability Waiver before coming aboard and participating in our Pelagic Shark Snorkel program. **If you are UNDER 18 years of age, and your parents or legal guardian won’t be present at the boat harbor to sign the waiver on your behalf, please email our office at oneoceandiving@gmail.com. We can send the waiver ahead of time for your parent/legal guardian to print out and sign prior to your charter with us (and for you to bring with you to the harbor).** Mahalo.
  • WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU ONBOARD SOON. diving with sharks swimming with sharks shark dive hawaii
  • ALL THIS INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION AFTER BOOKING ONLINE.  

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