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Sea Sickness

Note: This is not professional medical advice. Please consult your physician for any questions on how to best treat your illness. When setting sail on the open seas, it is important to be prepared in the event that you become sea sick. The rocking of a boat as it glides across the ocean waves is enough to mess with the average person’s equilibrium. If the conditions are right, even the most experienced seamen can get sick. Those who have experienced it know that sea sickness can quickly turn your pleasant trip into a miserable experience. Here is some helpful information on how to prevent and deal with sea sickness. What is Sea Sickness? Sea sickness occurs when what you see, conflicts with what your inner ear is sensing. So, while on the sea, the boat around you looks like it’s…

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November 4, 2015

Our Sharks

Our Sharks Galapagos Shark Carcharinus Galapagensis Reaching ten feet in length and weighing as much as 400 pounds, this shark is known as an aggressive and dangerous shark. We believe that this classification is a little exaggerated due to a behavior that is very bold and very curious. We see predominately males and they come very close, as in right-against-the-cage close. These sharks can be seen any time of year but during spring and early summer they are very numerous. There isn’t much more excitement than being in a cage completely surrounded by these awesome animals. Sandbar Shark Carcharinus Plumbeus The sandbar shark is a common shark with an average size of 4-6 feet and a maximum size of almost 8 feet. These quick and agile sharks often swarm around the boat and cage. Our most consistent visitor, the sandbars can be…

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November 4, 2015

The Shark Cage

Our cage is roomy and safe! It is open at the top so you can get in and out easily. The bars extend 2 ft above the water so there is no chance of the sides ever being submerged. The quarter inch thick Poly Glass windows are nearly invisible underwater and let you see everything for hundreds of feet around while keeping a safe barrier between you and the sharks.   You guarantee that you will feel very safe and comfortable!   READ THIS PLEASE   The hardest part of the tour is the entry into the cage. It will be pulled close and tightly attached to the side of the boat to make the entry easy.   The entry and exit into the cage require enough strength to step over the side of the boat, to climb down a…

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November 4, 2015

Is This Adventure For You

Absolutely! But…there are a few things you should know. Please read this and the only surprise will be how this shark encounter is so much more than you ever imagined! When we say this adventure is for everyone, we mean it. Our guests have included non-swimmers who had never been in the ocean to National Geographic photographers. Both were very impressed! The youngest person in the shark cage was a 3 year old girl and the oldest over 80. We have taken a paraplegics and a woman who had lost her foot to a great white. Must be easy, right? Yes it is, but not always. Our shark grounds over three miles off the famous North Shore. This is the open ocean, which can be very rough. Even on a calm day the boat still rocks! If you are prone…

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November 4, 2015

Shark Conservation

Sharks play a phenomenally important role in maintaining a balanced ocean eco-system, but the ocean’s shark populations are steadily declining. There’s no good reason for this beyond ignorance and fear. Our goal at Hawaii Shark Encounters is to shift the global perception of sharks back to the truth, and we believe we can do it,…

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November 3, 2015

Our Boat

Kainani beautiful ocean The Kainani is a 32-foot Radon built on the Big Island of Hawaii. This boat is well known for seaworthiness. It is built to handle hard work and rough seas. It is able to carry the largest shark cage in Hawaii. Powered by a 450 HP Cummins diesel, the Kainani is a…

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November 3, 2015

Shark Encounter

We deal in experiences of a lifetime. It is a rare day when we do not hear “That was the greatest thing I have ever done” You may be tempted to save the best for last (and this will be the best) but please don’t. Sometimes we have to reschedule due to weather, so try…

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November 3, 2015

Our Tour

At Hawaii Shark Encounters, we pride ourselves in offering an eco-friendly subsurface experience that is safe and inspiring for everyone from seasoned conservationists to budding citizen scientists. We hope you’ll join us on a trip three miles off the gorgeous North Shore in Oahu, Hawaii for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of some of the ocean’s most…

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November 3, 2015

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