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Sharks Cove

Pupukea, Oahu, HI HI 96712
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Ranked #33 of 245 Attractions in Oahu
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Amarillo, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely love this spot. Easy to wade into the giant area that is semi-protected by lava walls further out. It goes from wading depth to 20-30 feet in the middle. Divers come here to get certified. Beautiful fish everywhere. I would get up very early, like 6:00 a.m., go snorkeling when I might be the only person there, and then... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had a great time snorkelling here. lots of fishes. It's very shallow & rocky so you have to be careful. Snorkel shoes recommended. I came on winter so the current is strong & a bit annoying when you are trying to stay in one place to stare at fishies. This place should be awesome in Summer. I'll come back again... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There were tons of fish. We got there early (before 9 am). No trouble parking. Allow yourself at least two hours to do it. Watch your valuables and lady had her purse stolen right behind us. There are many areas to explore. I never dreamed I would see so many tropical and colorful fish.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I liked this beach because of the rocks you can climb on, and take great photos. The waves were a bit large for snorkelling, and there were quite a few people here, but we still enjoyed the stop. Didn't stay very long.

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utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wow. We were told it wasn't the best time to snorkel (February) but it was amazing! It was like travelling to another planet. Saw dozens of different kinds of fish. Lots of things wanting to poke you so I wish I had worn gloves. So glad we didn't miss it!

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Parrish, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We again visited Shark's Cove in late October. We new it could be tricky this time of year. However, every morning the first thing we did was to check the surf reports on multiple sites. When we saw it was flat on the North Shore on our third day, we were off. It was a perfect day. The water was... More 

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a great place to snorkel! A little rocky so wear some water shoes. Beautiful location. Not too busy and we went on a Sunday. Lots of fish! Parking was easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a great place if your group has different levels of water ability. There is a protected cove area where the water can be very shallow mid-day, great for beginners. The more advanced can snorkel the entire rock formation that protects the cove. On this side is the open ocean so lots of divers around as well. There isn't... More 

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kingston
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great place to snorkel at high tide...best spot on the island and you can head up and chill out on sunset beach right after

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is popular, but doesn't feel crowded because there is lots of space. We were only there once but saw tons of fish, a turtle, and an eel swimming around.

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