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Sharks Cove

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Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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Safe swiming in winter

Its great place for swiming in ocean in winter time = in time of big waves. Sometimes too much people here, but its worth.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its great place for swiming in ocean in winter time = in time of big waves. Sometimes too much people here, but its worth.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have never snorkeled so we were excited our first experience was here. My husband said it was like being inside a fish tank. We saw tons of tropical fish and enjoyed our hour or so in the water. Only issues were it was crowded, but once in the water it wasn't too much of a problem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to snorkel with the waves are not too high. Bring your own gear though as there are not any rental locations nearby. Across the street are the awesome food trucks for when you get hungry.

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Thank Steve J
San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove to Sharks Cove looking for a place to snorkel and reading the reviews here and my trip book; looked like this was the place. This is not a place for adults that have done snorkeling before like me. The water is shallow in many areas (up to your knee or below), and the areas that cover a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I showed up at Shark's Cove in the early afternoon. The famous North Shore waves were picking up in keeping with the season. The natural rock barrier was pummeled from the ocean side with the waves easily vaulting the wall and pounding the usually placid surface of the cove. I couldn't fit my fins on over my water shoes and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rock formations here create a protected cove that makes snorkling very interesting. If you scuba, follow the coastline and you will find old lava flows, swim throughs and creatures you may never have seen before.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing experience with this snorkeling site. Highly recommend! Just Charge your GoPro the night before! I got in the water and got .45 seconds of beautiful aquarium fish and she died! Be prepared and wear swim shoes to get to the rocks. Your gonna need them!!!

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This spot is great for beginner snorkeling because its shallow and surrounded on all sides by rocks so there are no waves or current to worry about. I highly recommend wearing water shoes because you will be stepping on lava rock and coral and it HURTS!! There are small fish and crabs to look at here and some random other... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We saw a lot of different fish here and its safe from the waves. I loved it here - the water was so nice and would be great for little kids and non-swimmers!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We rented a car from Waikiki and did our own island tour. Stopped at sharks cove. Amazing spot, lots of fish on the shallow side. If you like deeper water, there is a deeper spot with larger rocks and larger fish. Very safe for family fun on the shallow side. Boots or foot protection and gloves would be a wise... More 

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