One Ocean Diving

Amazing and life changing swim with sharks

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Shark Research Snorkel

Swim with sharks without a cage!
Swim into the crystal blue home of Galapagos sharks and reef sharks without the confines of a cage. Researchers will educate guests about the vitality of sharks in our oceans, the dangers that threaten them, and dispel Hollywood myths.
3466 Haleiwa 2 Hours
  • $150 – Guests

    Must be at least 4ft tall. Bring a life vest if under 80lbs

  • $105 – Ride-along
  • $1500 – Private Charter

    (up to 6 people)

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Page Last modified April 18, 2022

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  • Feel the serenity of swimming with sharks in the open ocean. You might see dolphins, whales, and other marine life as well!
  • Experience the thrill of facing a common fear
  • Learn about shark behavior and their role in our environment
How to prepare
  • Launch from the Haleiwa boat harbor. The boat is white with a blue canopy and a along its’ side. The boat is tied off at the walkway closest to the restaurant Haleiwa Joe’s
  • Park next to the brown restrooms on the west side of the restaurant near the entrance.
  • One Ocean Diving recommends guests who are prone to seasickness to book in the early morning. There is less wind and less waves.
Once we were in the water it was so surreal, like an out of body experience in a giant blue room! The sharks were beautiful and elegant watching them around us felt so relaxing I'd recommend for anyone and everyone to do this.
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– Josh Juan Hodge
"We went on the 7:30 am swim and saw 38 sharks on our trip. I recommend buying the GoPro footage, as they got great shots of us swimming in the ocean with the sharks….One Ocean Diving does a tremendous job on conservation, education, and research. They do research on shark behavior and conducts population counts."
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– Pierre Lau
"I felt completely safe throughout the tour as these scientist are keenly aware of shark behaviors."
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– Jeffrey Smith
Activity Overview


People can interact safely with sharks if they have the right knowledge. The guides at One Ocean Diving are a source of this knowledge on this shark research snorkel. They are shark experts, biologists, conservationists and dive masters. They hope to show the true nature of sharks by letting people swim alongside them, unrestrained, in their world.

Why should we care about sharks?

There are many reasons people should care about sharks. They have been on the planet for around 400 million years and they are an important part in our global ecosystem. They eat marine life that is sick or dead and keep the oceans cleaner than what they would be otherwise.

It is next to impossible to care about “scary evil sharks.” It’s not hard to imagine that most people would prefer to have oceans without sharks. Unfortunately, this is a possibility.

What you may learn on the shark research snorkel

Overfishing and other human affects are decreasing shark populations dramatically.  Movies and media paint them in a negative light which instills a sense of fear into anyone who swims in the ocean. But the world needs sharks. One Ocean Diving hopes more people will recognize this and do what it takes to protect them.

Not only will you get to swim with sharks for a once in a lifetime experience, but you might walk away with a greater concern for the future of these animals. Imagine what it would be like to make eye contact with one of these creatures as they swim gracefully past you. Something might change in you.

Cancellation Policy

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Cancel or Refund Your Tour

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When in doubt, notify the operator you booked with and communicate with them as soon as you know you will need to cancel or reschedule. The earlier the better. Refunds are painless and rescheduling is easy using the FareHarbor software. So, don’t fret, the contact info for your operator is included on the top of all email communications with you.

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Abide by the general cancellation policy and you’ll should be totally fine, although each operator has their own policies.

General Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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