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Hawaii Shark Encounters

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Haleiwa, HI, USA
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About Hawaii Shark Encounters
Swallow your fears and come face to face with one of Hawaii's most majestic and misunderstood creatures of the deep...Sharks! View sharks in their natural habitat in a specially designed cage that not only protects but has plexiglass windows so you can still get that one on one feeling. 5 Years old and over welcome. Mask and snorkel provided, and we have a hot water shower. GoPros on a Go Pole are available for rent to capture your once in a lifetime experience in High Definition.
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Overview
See sharks up close during a cage-diving experience in ocean waters off of Oahu. Travel out from the North Shore by boat, then hop in the floating cage to safely view Galapagos and Sandbar sharks. Snorkeling gear is provided so you can go underwater to observe the sharks through the large polyglass windows of the cage. No prior experience necessary.
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Lisa W wrote a review May 20
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BUYER BEWARE!!!! Called to cancel our reservation 3 days before and was told it was all taken care of only to find out whoever answered the phone did not actually take care of it and we were charged anyway! If you cancel, do not take their word that they will cancel as requested. If you have to cancel with them make sure to get it in writing because their "word" on the phone means nothing. They will scam you out of money.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Manager H, Manager at Hawaii Shark Encounters
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Aloha, We apologize for any inconvenience this caused you. After looking into your review, we understand you lost your dispute claim with us and have proceeded to leave us this review on our platforms. We have proof of all records, phone calls, emails, all in which you had never called to cancelled your reservation. We also have proof of opened emails with no response regarding a cancellation on your behalf. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy and if you had called to cancel we would have been more than happy to refund you. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience as we do have a refund policy & protocol we have to follow. If you are ever in the area again we would love to take you out on our tour. Please call our booking team and we can give you a discounted rebooking rate Mahalo, Hawaii Shark Encounters
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Mary T wrote a review May 19
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Ooo was I scared at first, my friends convinced me to go on this venture and I don't regret it! Had to get myself contact lenses for this event probably the smartest move on my part. My experience was amazing, our guides/captains were knowledgeable on safety and ocean preservation. I have a different perspective of sharks now. Loved it!!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Shima H wrote a review May 19
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Great staff! Was an amazing experience and you’ll have a great time regardless of the weather that day. Want to go again without the cage next time. The sharks are such beautiful calm creatures they are amazing. Just wanted to watch then all day. You will feel very safe and see a lot of sharks.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Jen wrote a review May 17
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This experience was absolutely incredible! We got really lucky with the weather conditions and our boat captains were extremely informative! I have an entirely different opinion when it comes to sharks now!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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lulu00772022 wrote a review May 17
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Amazing experience.Highly recommend. Safety is their priority and they do an amazing job at ensuring you feel safe during the entire experience. I was super nervous at first, but the crew did an awesome job at explaining the process. When you reach the cage, the cage is secured to the boat prior to entry. There is plexiglass on two sides and bars around the entire cage. The guys do a fantastic job helping you in and out of the cage and in and out of the boat. We saw a ton of sharks and yes, the sharks swim up to the cage, which is great since you get to see the sharks in their natural habit. We spent 20mins in the cage and enjoyed every minute. Def a bucket list item that I was able to cross off my list. Would do it again.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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