If you go
Two guide services offer shark-cage dives off Oahu’s North Shore. Both operate out of Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, about an hour’s drive from Waikiki, and go out several times a day dependent on weather:
• I went with Hawaii Shark Encounters. $105 adult, $75 for kids younger than 12, $90 for military; www.hawaiisharkencounters.com or 808-351-9373.
• North Shore Shark Adventures offers a special online rate of $96 for adults, reduced from $120; $60 for kids 3-13; www.sharktourshawaii.com or 808-228-5900.
More information: www.gohawaii.com/oahu.