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Sharks Cove is a popular lava-edged pool between Haleiwa and Pupukea named after its shark bite shape form on the coastline.
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Sharks Cove is the second most popular shore dive on Oahu and is located right off the Sunset Beach Fire Station. There are a couple of sources for its name: from the air, the rocks forming the cove look like a shark, or the cove looks like a shark took a bit out of it. Whichever name you choose doesn't really matter since sharks do not frequent this area.
The site ranges from 15-60 feet with lots of arches and open-ended lava tubes, allowing much light penetration and easy access. The main caverns are all in 30 feet or less. Large boulders are interspersed with sand and lava formations in the shallows, and large schools of convict tangs and baby mullets. The "Elevator" is a hole 10 feet in diameter, allowing a descent to 20 feet, and then exits through one of three different tubes. One is 40 feet long and four feet in diameter - 90 degrees to the left. The other two are almost interconnected, and exit straight into the sea. The top one is in 10 to 15 feet, and the bottom one is in 20. One tube allows divers to come up into an enclosed dry chamber large enough for three to four people. Caution: This dive is for experienced divers only, and requires a guide to safely lead you through the "Elevator". Sea Life: Shells - Leviathan, Eagle Rays, Parrot Fish and Turtles.
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