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Join In a Pelagic Dive

Join us on our most popular dive (snorkel), and swim with an array of shark species! You will learn about the biology, physiology and behavior of sharks and how to safely interact with them. While on board you will also learn about our current research efforts to help save these misunderstood animals. 

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?

A foundation and support platform for collaborative pelagic research, conservation, education and you in the water with these amazing animals. We focus our efforts on studying the behavior, physiology, biology and human interaction/effects on sharks, sea turtles and whales. We are passionate about helping people better understand these animals and the negative misconceptions that can go along with them- ESPECIALLY SHARKS! Click on the tabs below to learn more about how we carry out each component of what makes One Ocean Diving so unique! 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 our pelagic animals! 

What To Expect?

Our Pelagic Programs start when you board one of One Ocean Divingʻs research and dive vessels. Pono Kai, Mano Kai or Koa Kai all have large white or blue block letters saying "ONE OCEAN DIVING" on the side. Mano Kai is a silver vessel with a blue canopy; Pono Kai is a blue and white vessel with a blue canopy and Koa Kai is a white catamaran. Our boats will dock at the commercial loading zone of Haleiwa Harbor (closest to Haleiwa Joe's Restaurant) near the white scaffolding/fish scale. Our trips are 2 hours long and consists of a highly educational presentation on your way out to the natural aggregation site where you will learn about shark biology, behavior, research and how to safely interact with sharks! You will then get in the water with your safety diver where you will experience first hand how beautiful and amazing these animals really are. We believe you will walk away with a new found respect for sharks and will want to #speakupforsharks to help save them! swimming with sharks boat charters shark dive hawaii

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About One Ocean Diving

The first and only cage-less shark research and diving progr

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. 


ONE OCEAN DIVING STAFF AND FOUNDERS HAVE A 100% PERFECT SAFETY RECORD

WHERE TO BOARD THE VESSEL:

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

Boat will dock in between the shark shack and white fish scale (scaffolding)

One Ocean Diving

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

(808) 649 0018

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

Star marks parking area .. Do not park in trailer parking stalls\

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Kiosk

if kiosk is not open please meet  here so our crew knows where to find you,,  Parking can be found by the bathrooms or on the side 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

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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

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

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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.  





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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.) 
  • 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.  
  • ALL THIS INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION AFTER BOOKING ONLINE.  

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One Ocean Diving, 66-105 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712, United States

(808) 649 0018

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