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Sharks Cove

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between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water shoes” (43 reviews)
“tide pools” (30 reviews)
“hanauma bay” (58 reviews)
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between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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"water shoes"
in 43 reviews
"tide pools"
in 30 reviews
"hanauma bay"
in 58 reviews
"north shore"
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"sharp rocks"
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"great place to snorkel"
in 23 reviews
"rocky area"
in 8 reviews
"pupukea beach park"
in 6 reviews
"three tables"
in 9 reviews
"lava rock"
in 8 reviews
"sea life"
in 28 reviews
"high surf"
in 7 reviews
"an aquarium"
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"high tide"
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"colorful fish"
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"amazing snorkeling"
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"snorkel gear"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of my favorite places to snorkel! You definitely need water shoes! If later in the day, you may need warmer swim attire. Parking is more available in the afternoon typically. Even if someone cannot swim....they can get in the water and stick their face...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great location away from Honolulu and great for kids that are looking for their first snorkel experience in the tide pool. But the cove is not great for snorkel viewing if the water if at all choppy. Being able to rent gear...More

Thank yaqui
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Reviewed yesterday

Sharks cove is a pretty amazing spot for snorkeling and relaxing. It does get pretty crowded but there are some places you can hide into and relax. You have to walk down rocks to get into the water then you have to walk down rocks...More

Thank ericgober
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a few visits to Shark's Cove during our two week stay on Oahu as the tides allowed for super underwater adventure. The fish (and turtles) were brilliant while we enjoyed snorkelling both in the cove and in the shallow pools next to it....More

Thank rlott246
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out to Sharks cove on a rainy day (because, hey! you're already wet when you're snorkeling) and it turned out to be a great shop. Rent gear from the little shack across the street (they've got lockers, parking & will tell you the...More

3  Thank atittiger
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Oahu for business but made sure to schedule some time for a late afternoon dive. Sharks Cove is rated has one of the top shore dives so I had to take advantage of the opportunity to see it A co-worker and I adventured...More

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived on Oahu for almost a year and this is easily my favorite spot to snorkel. Bring water shoes, it is rocky. It's nice to get away from the tourists (depending on the time of year). Not recommended during the winter months due to...More

Thank dbeeler90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my mother rented snorkel gear from Waikiki and drove up. We got there early in the morning so we were able to park. There was big schools of fish everywhere! There was a blue box fish, a pearlescent purple parrot fish and a...More

Thank Xrhonda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must try especially since North Shore Tacos are next door for a quick meal. I recommend water shoes if you have them for the rocks.

Thank ericwalsh1978
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing!!! Wear thick soled water shoes and you can walk across the coral in to the amazing tide pools on the rocks that are literally FILLED with all sorts of fish! It was like walking through an aquarium while walking in water...More

Thank Cindy C
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msmeghanmarie
February 12, 2017|
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Response from buckw65 | Reviewed this property |
Mask, snorkel and some water shoes(hard sole). Some kind of gloves for hand protection is not a bad idea either.
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DisneyFan30
December 27, 2015|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
I know this late for your questions but I think they are really good ones so of course I think they should be addressed. As far as wave and water conditions they are calm though there are swells in November. There are... More
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DisneyFan30
December 27, 2015|
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Response from Gloria J | Reviewed this property |
Because of the shape of the cove.
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