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Hawaii Shark Encounters

Date: April 15, 2020 

I am a thrill seeker! I love adventure!

So, naturally while I was on Oahu, I went on a shark cage tour. There was no question about it! I think sharks are beautifully creatures and greatly misunderstood.

We went early in the morning. It was still dark when we got to the dock. It is a longer drive so you want to leave earlier than expected to leave enough time in case of traffic or an accident.

When we got there, we parked (under a tree) and as we were getting out of the car, some roosters or chickens were in the trees above us and actually startled us because it was quiet besides them.

We walked down to where our check in was and checked in for our tour.

We got onto the boat and they explained we were going to go out to where the cage was. Once we got to the cage, they asked which group wanted to go in the cage first. The crew demonstrated how to use the snorkel equipment, how to properly and safely get into the cage, and procedures while you are in the cage.

I was in the first group to go in the cage, so I went down the few steps on the ladder into the cage. There are bars you can hold onto while in the cage. One side is plexi glass so you can see right through it. The other sides, and the bottom are all bars. Be sure not to put your hands through the bars!

We got to see several kinds of sharks while we were down there. The sharks were so close that if I were to reach my arm out, I would have been able to touch the sharks. They were so beautiful! They were graceful!

Once my time in the cage was up, I got back onto the boat and we were able to watch the sharks swim around the boat while the others were in the cage.

After everyone has had their chance in the cage, the crew goes over different kinds of shark teeth and other shark facts with everyone on the way back. They let us know that people actually hunt sharks just to get their fins to use in shark fin soup!

Overall, it was one of the best things that I have done! It was exciting to be able to see sharks that close to you! I highly recommend it!

-Roxanne

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