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Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI HI 96712
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Beautiful but Beware!

We just returned from an amazing trip to Oahu where we visited Sharks Cove. We went on a weekday to avoid huge crowds that gather there on the weekend. It is beautiful and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We just returned from an amazing trip to Oahu where we visited Sharks Cove. We went on a weekday to avoid huge crowds that gather there on the weekend. It is beautiful and you see tons of fish as soon as you start to snorkel. HOWEVER, please check on surf conditions before you go. It was very rough the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Sharks Cove is the best snorkeling location on Oahu. You can see many different kinds of fish and there is no shortage of turtles. Unlike the name, it is rare to see a shark here. For Scuba divers, this is a must dive location, but it is only diveable during the summer months. Only advanced divers should dive this location.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an awesome place to snorkel. It's a little difficult getting in and out of the water but it is a wonderful place to visit. There's very little beach with plenty of rock an underwater the views are breathtaking. If you like cliff diving there's also a great place to jump off the cliff.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have snorkeled here on every visit to Oahu (4 so far) and it has always been more fun and enjoyable than the popular Hanuama Bay. The name, "Shark's Cove" is because of how it looks not what it is known for...but read on. There is a beginner area of tidal pools on the left (west) side that is great... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have to admit I really do love the North Shore more than the hustle and bustle of the city. We made the drive and it was worth it. The pools were filled with fish and coral, not the best coral but worthy of using a mask. BEWARE OF SEA URCHINS. I had Rainbow flipbflops on and was happy but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best snorkeling on Oahu. Been there four times now and each day the snorkeling is wonderful. I only go on weekdays since parking and crowds are probably horrendous on the weekends. Even weekdays are crowded but not too bad in the early to late morning. The amount and variety of fish is spectacular. There are literally thousands of fish in... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great place to see waves in the winter and a great place to snorkel in the summer when it is calm. If the waves are big or the path slippery due to rain this place is nothing short of treacherous. There are tons of big fish like at Hanauma Bay due to its protected status. Lots of honu live around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Snorkeling here is awesome. Shallow area for beginners and deeper area for more experienced or bolder people. Lots of cool fish, coral, turtles, and other sea life. Parking is at a premium so be prepared. Small bathhouse there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Looking for a good snorkeling spot, I had to go here. After parking, you must go down a narrow path. It's not too far to the cove, but getting into the water is very slippery and can be treacherous because of the coral. The cove is shallow and I had to go in by a sitting position. Constantly trying to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been to Sharks Cove a few times and there is always something new to see. This time we saw a ray and a few turtles and a huge butterfly fish (larger than I usually see snorkeling). Everywhere you look you see something brightly colored. It does tend to get crowded here but it's larger than it looks from the... More 

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Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI HI 96712
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu

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