Learn to dive together and meet incredible predators
Receive SCUBA training before a half-hour session in a marine tank
Meet three types of shark and hundreds of fish
Includes a keepsake photo pack and aquarium tickets for two
Nothing brings two people closer than a life-changing experience - and SCUBA diving in a marine tank as sharks glide by just centimetres away definitely fits the bill! No cages, but no danger, this is a truly unique chance to come face-to-face with several different types of these much-feared creatures, including sand tiger, nurse and lemon sharks. Forget what you learned from films like Jaws, and get ready to discover a whole new underwater world! Complete beginners are more than welcome, as all participants will undergo a basic SCUBA training session with PADI-certified professionals before slipping into the marine tank, also home to a number of different types of fish.
Dive sessions available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Bookings can be made a maximum of six weeks in advance.
Minimum age is 16. Must be comfortable in water and in good health. If you suffer from claustrophobia, asthma, respiratory/heart problems, certain other medical conditions, or are pregnant, you can't take part. If in doubt, seek medical advice.
Expect to be on site for five hours. Training takes two hours and the dive itself lasts for half an hour. Please note that there may be a delay of up to an hour and a half between the training and your dive. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Numbers on the Day
Briefings and scuba training will be carried out in a group of up to six people. After the briefing, dive two at a time with a ratio of three dive leaders to two participants.
Guests receive a tour of the aquarium while participants train. Admission for one spectator is included.
Bring swimwear and a towel. All other equipment, including air tanks, mask, wetsuit, boots and gloves are provided. Glasses must be removed when diving but you can wear contact lenses.
A medical questionnaire must be completed and produced on the day. Disabled participants can directly discuss in advance any appropriate arrangements for their needs with Blue Planet Aquarium. It's not possible to fly for 24 hours after diving.