Swimming with sharks in Hawaii was one of the most incredible things I have ever done. I have never been so close to sea life before and it was an experience that I will never forget. If you have a chance, you really need to experience it for yourself one day.
Swimming with sharks was honestly a bit scary…I am not gonna lie to you lol. I had never been snorkeling before so I went from 0-100 with this experience. Joel and I went shark diving with Ben and Shannon who we met up with that morning. Instant friends and I am so glad we got to spend the day together. We went diving with One Ocean Research Center. If you are in Oahu and thinking of swimming with sharks, I definitely suggest One Ocean for the experience.
It took me about 30 minutes to figure out snorkeling and to get used to all the waves. We were all a bit nauseous on the boat.
We were told to always look in every direction and always look behind us because you never know where the sharks will be. The key thing is to not make a lot of movement . All of the sharks were Sandbar and Galapagos. At one point there were over 30 swimming around us in the water.
I love this shot because I was pointing to a huge shark behind Ben even though there are 3 right behind me.
This shark came really close to us and seemed to be super curious about why we were in the water. It was an unforgettable experience to see it so close to me. I would never in a million years have thought that I would be swimming with sharks and actually loving it.
The divers with One Ocean that came with us were very knowledgeable and made the experience even more fun. They study sharks and know so much about them. Sharks are predators and yes they look scary, but unless they think you are threatening them they will just leave you alone. Ben said that they are the kittens of the sea lol.
I just cant get over how lucky I was to get to go swimming with sharks and I am so grateful for friends that encouraged me to do something that was new to me and really intimidating.
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