Lucy and Steves BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

Early morning search for sharks

Steve looking green.

Shark cage.

Daa - da, Daa - da, Daa - da.

6ft Sand bar shark circling the cage.

Germaine's luau. Traditional Hawaiian dancing.

Giant Lucy.

Down in one!! Nice beads Steve.

The happy couple. Must be the cocktails!!!

The chief does his fire dance.

At 5.00am on Thursday morining we were off to Swim with sharks. We drove to the north of the island to catch the boat that left at 7am. We were a little nervous to say the least. The sea is quite rough off Hawaii, but fortunatly it only took 15 mins to get to the shark grounds.

We climbed into the cage equipped with snorkeling gear, allowing us to see underwater. The first sharks to appear were Sand Bar sharks. They were about 5ft in length and looked menacing, swimming really close to the cage. We were transfixed by marine life. Suddenly a larger shark appeared from the depths. It was about 12ft feet and must of weighed 300lbs. It was a tiger shark, a real man-eater. It hung around for the entire time we were in the water (30 mins). We also saw a barracuda.

We both agreed that this was the best experience ever.

After recovering from our shark encounters and the early start, we were off to Germaine's Luau, a traditional evening of Hawaiian food and dance on the beach. We had an all you can eat buffet which included traditional pork that was cooked underground, and were treated to a variety of dances from several Pacific islands. It was a great evening.

Next stop Fiji......

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