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Shark's Cove - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken form the shore of Shark's Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. This picture shows several people swimming in the water. This is a popular snorkeling point full of wildlife and sea turtles.

Shark's Cove - FURTHER INFORMATION

Shark's Cove - Oahu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Shark's Cove' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.

Sharks Cove is just between Pupukea Beach Park and Banzai Beach (famous for surfing) on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii . The cove is one of the most popular shore diving and snorkeling sites on Oahu during the summer months. In the winter the surf here regularly reaches 20 feet, and diving is not recommended.

The cove is formed of lava, and the outside has lots of underwater lava tubes and arches in which sea life take refuge. Most of the caverns are 30' or less under the water. One of the lava tubes is called the 'Elevator', leads down to three different exit tubes, one of which comes up in a air filled chamber within the lava. The bottom of Sharks cove is covered with large boulders and coral heads.

Sharks Cove is full of sea life, and sea turtles are often found here. Other sea life that have been seen include big eye, butterfly fish, chub, cornet fish, damsel fish, eels, goat fish, jacks, mullet, needle fish, parrot fish, perch, surgeon fish, tang, trigger fish and wrasse. The occasional white-tipped reef shark has also been sighted here.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Sharks Bay is 8 miles from Haleiwa and about 36 miles from Honolulu. This Google Map shows directions from Honolulu.



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