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jnc324
03/24/2017, 12:32 AM
Im coming from NZ on the 20th - 3rd june/july.

I am a PADI Spec Instructor and want to do 4 days of solid back to back diving. Get the most out of it as its been a while since ive been in the water and ive only done NZ diving (cold water)

So...
I want to do a great white dive and I want to do some awesome reef/shark diving including nights...
Who should i go through ect.

DivingTheWorld
03/24/2017, 12:39 PM
Hopefully someone from Hawaii can chime in. The first question they'll probably ask is what island(s) you're going to.

I think finding White Sharks in Hawaii might be a bit difficult though due to them being generally a cold water shark. IMO your best bet would be your home country, Australia or South Africa. Here in the San Francisco, CA area there is white shark diving but from what I've heard, it's very low vis and not as nice as the other three locations I mentioned.

I've done a fair amount of diving around Maui, Molokini and Lanai. Diving is excellent with lots of fish and turtles to see. Sharks, not so much. You may see white tipped reef sharks. I've heard you can sometimes see gray reef sharks or mantas on the backside of Molokini, but I never have.

jrdonnellyjr1
03/24/2017, 08:06 PM
Im coming from NZ on the 20th - 3rd june/july.

I am a PADI Spec Instructor and want to do 4 days of solid back to back diving. Get the most out of it as its been a while since ive been in the water and ive only done NZ diving (cold water)

So...
I want to do a great white dive and I want to do some awesome reef/shark diving including nights...
Who should i go through ect.

If youre going to maui I always dive with http://www.mikesevernsdiving.com/.
They don't have a great white dive , but we usually see white tips,black tips,and grey reef sharks and a few times seen a tiger. They don't do night dives but they can tell you who does. There is also some excellant shore dives as wel.

jnc324
03/24/2017, 11:34 PM
im going to the main island. Honolulu

KingOfAll_Tyrants
03/29/2017, 11:55 PM
Best Diving on Oahu/Honolulu is on the western shore (I'm told), and Hanauma bay (I've seen) on the east (my recommendation would be to stay at an AirB&B on the eastern shore, Kailua or Hawaii Kai area; but 100,000s of people a year stay in Waikiki so you can't really go wrong there). Check out the "Oahu Revealed" guidebook.

If you're going there to dive, I would NOT recommend diving with the usual Waikiki dive tour operators who generally take you to various decent sites or wrecks on the south shore of Hawaii. Frankly, going to Oahu just to dive is not worth it.

Instead, if you want to visit to dive (and want to pick Hawaii vice other south/central pacific sites), Maui, Molokini (definite must), and the Kona coast (Place of Refuge, Kealakekua Bay and the Manta night dives are three great possibilities) of the Big Island of Hawaii are the places to go.

Finally, I'm not aware of any tourist operators in the US state of Hawaii that do shark dives. I've not heard of any publically/easily accessible places where White Sharks can be found.

trae
03/31/2017, 11:08 PM
There are lots of dive clubs that go out at night too in Oahu. Look up Pearl Harbor divers.

ace_92101
04/01/2017, 02:10 AM
I'm also not aware of shark diving in Hawaii. I know of shark dives in Northern California, although they're controversial (I'm not a supporter). As it'll be summer, you might want to look at the North Shore.

jrdonnellyjr1
04/01/2017, 03:45 PM
im going to the main island. Honolulu


If you get a chance you really need to go to maui.

Harpo
04/15/2017, 08:46 AM
Shark dives are available at Haleiwa on the north shore of Oahu. You'll see mostly Galapagos and Grey Reef sharks. A small chance of a Tiger.

I don't remember the business name but I believe they are in Doughty's Oahu Revealed book.

Mark

hogfanreefer
04/17/2017, 08:44 PM
We dove Kona last year and it was great. Only shark we saw was a glimpse of a tiger shark. The night Manta dive was worth the trip.

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malady
04/17/2017, 09:43 PM
Its not quite a sharks dive but definitely go to sharks cove.

I went last year and barely went out past the rocks and saw a giant turtle as well as schooling fish everywhere.

Despite the name I was told there are few shark sightings.

I recommend being a strong swimmer because the tide gets pretty crazy.

Also the food trucks everywhere are not bad either. ^_^

eastlake
04/18/2017, 08:27 AM
that manta ray video is down right haunting! they're like specters gliding through an abyss, awesome video

jrdonnellyjr1
04/19/2017, 03:28 PM
I have seen both mantas and tiger sharks diving molokini in Maui.

matthew1089
04/24/2017, 05:38 PM
I live here on Oahu and I would recommend Electric Beach on the West Side just past Ko' Olina. It is a great spot with white tips and your everyday Green Turtle and Dolphins.

ace_92101
04/24/2017, 06:05 PM
I live here on Oahu and I would recommend Electric Beach on the West Side just past Ko' Olina. It is a great spot with white tips and your everyday Green Turtle and Dolphins.

Electric Beach (Kahe Pt) is nice, with good coral coverage. Be careful, as I had my rental car broken into there.