Make your own way to Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo and head into the behind-the-scenes areas to meet your instructor-guide.
Listen to a safety briefing and learn some hand signals so you can communicate with your instructor who will be with you in the cage throughout. If you wish, choose to have your experience filmed on your instructor's GoPro camera so you can purchase the video (additional cost) as a souvenir afterward.
Then, put on your supplied wetsuit and climb inside the enclosed, see-through cage with your instructor beside you. Put on the state-of-the-art helmet that enables you to breathe easily underwater, and then feel the thrill as your cage is gradually lowered into the aquarium, to a depth of about 13 feet (4 meters). Your wetsuit’s diving belt will have weights inside so, as you submerge, you will sink safely to the bottom of the cage.
As you descend, watch through your helmet’s viewing panel as all the wonders of the aquarium come into view. The panel is magnified, so everything seems bigger and closer than it actually is.
Gaze at massive manta rays as they glide past the bars, and see shoals of multi-colored fish as they waft by just inches from your nose. Watch, too, as sharks loom up from the depths and circle your cage, giving you incredible up-close views of these magnificent creatures.
After about 25 minutes in the water, ascend back to the surface in your cage and step back on dry land. Then, once you’re changed back into your day clothes, receive a ticket for the Underwater Zoo and set off to explore.
Spend as much time as you wish viewing the different aquatic and land creatures, including a giant crocodile. Your experience finishes when you leave the zoo.