"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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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
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 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.
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.
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
Boat will dock across from the blue kiosk and next to the white fish scale (scaffolding)
Haleiwa Harbor, 66-105 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712, United States
07:00 am – 04:00 pm
Phone: +1-808-649-0018 (Please Text) Office hours: 8am-4pm HST
Enter the harbor near the restaurant Haleiwa Joes and park near here.
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.
This is where you will be getting on and off the boat
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 (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 (Love of Water) is a all white boat with a blue canopy top with twin white Suzuki engines
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.
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!
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:
Founded for a collaborative research program gathering data for over four different current shark research studies, the One Ocean Diving Pelagic Program was adapted by internationally recognized shark and marine biologist, Ocean Ramsey to serve as a major conservation effort and to help assist with funding for ongoing studies of sharks.
What started with sharks has now grown to encompass the Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle) and Humpback whales!
Click on the tab below to learn more about our research efforts for theses three specific species. swimming with sharks boat charters shark dive hawaii diving with sharks
Our hope is to spread the word about the importance of protecting marine animals, and to encourage people globally to take action and use their voice to stand up for all these amazing species!
We seek to educate people through multiple platforms: personally through our dives, social media, giving school presentations, and working with individuals and groups internationally too support their research and conservation efforts through @oneoceanglobal swimming with sharks boat charters shark dive hawaii
Facilitating and inspiring the connection of human beings to protect the animals within our oceans and the marine ecosystems and environment through first-hand experience. During our dives you learn about shark, sea turtle and whale biology and how it plays into their behavior, body language and human impacts on the survival of these marine species.
Check out our conservation page by clicking the "LEARN MORE" button below to get involved in local conservation efforts and learn about the threats facing sharks, sea turtles and whales, and how you can help get involved! swimming with sharks boat charters shark dive hawaii
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