First Dive on the North Shore

May 9, 2009

My first dive at Sharks Cove and my first shore dive in Hawaii. I drove up to the North Shore early in the morning and headed for the dive shop Deep Ecology in Haleiwa. I met the group I'd be diving with and we all drove out to Sharks Cove.

I knew it was a shore dive, which meant walking into the ocean from the shore without fins on, so I was picturing as easy walk across a sandy beach. I didn't realize just how rocky the area around Sharks Cove is and I wear the type of fins that you put your foot directly into the fins without boots. Before we got to the shore the divemaster asked me if I wanted to borrow a pair of boots and fins. Like a jackass I declined because I figured it would be an easy walk. What a mistake. I beat up my feet pretty good on the walk out and the going was slow but at least I didn't cut or break anything.

Anyway...the first dive at Sharks Cove was pretty dull really. It didn't get much more exciting than this flatworm.


Most of what I saw were other divers and snorkelers. It's a popular spot and the winter swell has finally calmed down enough for people to dive it. There were a few big BBQs happening on shore and lots of divers milling about.

Sharks Cove

Location: Oahu, HI, USA


Dive Number:   59
Bottom Time: 44m
Time In: 9:19 a.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 44.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 10:03 a.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 27.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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Everett Toews
TBT: 197h 22m