Fun Hawaii Ocean Activities
The ocean in Hawaii is the primary draw for visitors coming to the islands. You’ll find so much to do involving the ocean, and the wide variety of ocean activities can make choosing difficult. Surely, just enjoying the warm waters from the white sand beaches and soaking up the sun is at the top of your list, but other than that, knowing what to do, and where to start, can be quite overwhelming.
With all of the options available, one of the best-kept secrets is swimming with sharks. While this may seem like an activity that is a little too dangerous for comfort, you can rest assured that it is perfectly safe, and that there is no more risk involved than there is with any other snorkeling or diving activity. And the reward is one of the most amazing, with the most feared creatures in the entire world a mere feet from you.
Allow us to set the stage, and you’ll understand why there is no risk in swimming with sharks. Depart from the harbor and head out a few miles from the shore. The island will shrink as you get farther away, and you’ll soon be out in the open ocean, where the water gets choppy and the ocean floor deeper and deeper. The expert crew on board will give you a briefing, the dos and don’ts for your adventure, and help to understand the importance of sharks in the ocean.
As you approach the destination, you may spot the massive fish from the boat, the sleek grey body swimming just beneath the surface. A state of the art shark cage offers protection from the sharks, and allows you to get an up close view of a variety of shark species, all known to frequent Hawaiian waters and often spotted by fishing boats and surfers.
Following the scent and droppings from fishing boats, the sharks follow them back to shore, looking for an easy meal and often staying in the area for hours. There is no chumming of the water by the captain and crew, and there is also no harm to the sharks at all. They are just as curious about as, as we are about them.
The chance to swim with sharks does not present itself everyday, so be sure to consider this as one of your fun Hawaii ocean activities during your vacation. The thrills and adventure are second to none, and just the sight of a shark is enough to make your heart race. You will love this adventure!
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