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There is no scientific evidence that Oahu North Shore cage-diving tours increase shark attack risk for recreational ocean users in near-shore waters, a two-year study of shark behavior concluded. Scientists from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology noted a lack of proof during the latest shark tour debate, said biologist Carl Meyer.
Such shark tours pose no significant threat to near-shore ocean recreation users, and there is no reason to believe they will as long as they remain “spatially separated from recreational ocean users,” Meyer said in response to a question on whether the data might shift if there is an increase in the number of tour operators on the South Shore.
Meyer noted other studies that show a greater number of attacks were in connection with shark tours that involved an operation with underwater divers who sit on the reef and attract sharks with fish parts versus cage-diving tours.