The 2hr experience happens out in the crystal blue waters, 3 miles of the coast of the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. One Ocean Diving’s program is extremely educational, conservational and entertaining with recreational activities under the safety of our extensively professional divemaster instructors Ocean Ramsey and Oliphant with over 20 years experience taking people to dive with marine animals in Hawaii.
We provide high quality mask and fins for you and eco-friendly defog solution. Other sea animals to see are dolphins, whales (November-May), Honu (sea turtles), monk seals, Malolo (flying fish), Boobie birds, and if you’re really lucky you’ll see the fascinating and elusive @JUANSHARKS.
The number or types of species is not guaranteed as the environment is constantly changing, but seeing a shark while in the water is what we guarantee you, or else we will issue a full refund!
What is the cancelation policy/no show/late arrival policy?
Due to the high demand and very limited spaces (6-8 persons max) and the cost to run the vessel and program, we do not issue any refunds for no shows/late/cancellations for any reason within 24 hours of your scheduled departure.
If you think you may not be able to make your scheduled departure please reschedule PRIOR to 24 hours before departure.
You must assure that the call or text is received and verified with a verbal response or text back.
This policy is very strict, please make sure you show up on time or reschedule MORE-THAN 24 hours prior to departure if you think you might not make it. No exceptions will be given without a verifiable emergency room notice.
Office hours are from 8am-4:00pm HST +1-808-649-0018
There is no age or height limit to come onboard the vessel.
However, participants must be at least 4ft tall to get into the water.
We require persons under 80lbs to bring an additional life vest that fits snuggly.
We are not able to care for infants or tiny children, please leave them in the care of a loved one on land while you enjoy your time out at sea with us.
You must be physically fit and able to swim if you want to get into the water, if you are not you are still able to join us up top on the boat, see the animals, and learn the techniques, it is still a lot of fun and educational even just from the boat-riders option for top-side only.
Because it is an open ocean and uncontrolled environment we cannot guarantee safety. There are occasionally jellyfish, sharks, and other wild animals.
The owners and all current crew do however have a 100% safety record and we have taken hundreds of thousands of people out in the ocean with zero incidents for over twenty years (owners have operated for over twenty years, crew go through a minimum of one year training) however it is a wild environment so we cannot and do not guarantee your safety. We have the most experienced, professionally trained, and medically certified safety divers/marine biologists/dive masters in the water with you at all times. They are specifically trained in Hawaii for this specific area and conditions and they are the first ones in the water and the last ones out. Please check out our "MEET OUR TEAM" page and Youtube videos if you're intrested in learning more about a few of our team members.
Yes, you can still participate, however we strongly encourage you to practice swimming and specifically using a snorkel beforehand.
You do not need any previous dive experience, it is NOT a scuba dive. It is a snorkel with the opportunity to swim down, but you do not need to swim below the surface if you don't want to. the water is usually at least 70+ft visibility and you can see everything from the surface.
However, small hand held cameras are not permitted in the water and GoPros are only permitted in the water if they are mounted on a dark colored pole at least 6 inches in length. We do have some GoPro poles on board if you don't own one that can be borrowed for free, however, the poles are older and we will not be held liable if the pole breaks and you loose your GoPro.
A wetsuit is not required or needed for this program, but a rash guard is recommended for sun and jellyfish protection. We also provide rash guards for you to use, just ask when you board. If you get cold easily we recommend bringing a wetsuit.
You should arrive at least 10 minutes before departure (your trip time). If you need to use the restroom there is one available near the exit of the harbor (we DON"T have restrooms on the boat). Please wait by the white fish scale on the loading area closest to Haleiwa Joes Restaurant, just to the right of the single launch ramp. You can also wait by our blue "One Ocean Diving" kiosk. You should be able to see it as soon as you pull in the the harbor.
15 minutes-25 minutes.
During the ride out you will look for dolphins, whales (November-May), Honu (sea turtles), monk seals and other ocean life.
You will get a very thorough educational briefing on shark and marine life behavior on the way out, including safety rules/guidelines on how to be as respectful and safe as possible while sharing the water in close proximity to large marine animals, specifically sharks.
About 45-60 minutes depending on animal behavior, weather conditions, group sizing, abilities and time taken donning gear and getting into the water. If you want more time please volunteer to go in 1st, right after the safety diver, if you're nervous please watch and let others go before you.
The maximum amount of guests per tour is 8 for your safety, comfort and for the highest quality intimate setting and an extremely fun and educational experience. One of our boats can take 12 people, however there will be a safety diver for each group of 6-8.
Unfortunately it is a company policy we cannot allow use of drones on board for safety reasons. There is a possibility someone may be hit, our boats are rather small, and the north shore tends to be very windy. Exceptions can be made for private charters, contact our office for details.