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Snorkel with the sharks in Sydney's SEA LIFE Aquarium! It's a safe way to observe the apex predators of the underwater world at close range. You'll dip into the tank in a protected transparent enclosure while accompanied by an experienced guide. Your snorkel adventure does not require prior experience. Simply receive a lesson on the day of your visit, then hop into the tank for an unforgettable meeting with the sharks.


  • 1.5-hour snorkeling experience with sharks at Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium
  • Snorkel in a see-through enclosure within the Giant Barrier Reef tank while sharks cruise nearby
  • Receive all snorkel instruction and gear from your marine expert instructor; no experience needed
  • Get priority admission to the aquarium and a 20% discount for friends that come to watch you during your snorkeling experience
  • Enjoy 20 minutes in the water after a thorough briefing and training

What You Can Expect

Snorkel with Sharks at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Snorkel with sharks at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Your admission ticket gives you priority entrance to SEA LIFE Aquarium. After you check in at the ticket counter, your guide meets you and takes you on a behind-the-scenes introduction to the aquarium. Learn how the aquarium operates, what types of sharks and fish you can expect to see and many fascinating facts about the marine world.

Next up, your guide provides a safety orientation and detailed instructions for your snorkeling experience. Then head to the changing room to get outfitted in your swimsuit and the provided wetsuit, gloves, boots, mask and snorkel. Your personal gear is safely stored in the changing room while you are in the water.  

Follow your guide to the clear enclosure that sits within the larger aquarium tank. Simply step down a ladder into the enclosure, similar to entering a swimming pool. The warm water is approximately four feet (1.25 meters) deep, permitting most adults and older children to be able to stand. Flotation devices are available if necessary.

Once in the water, enjoy exciting views of the sharks and colorful fish as they swim past you. Swim or dip underwater to closely observe the sleek movements of the white-tip reef sharks, leopard shark, Maori wrasse (aka Napoleon wrasse) and hundreds of colorful fish. Expect to spend about 20 minutes in the tank, with the entire experience lasting about 90 minutes. Your small group, limited to four people, receives personalized attention from the guide throughout the time on land and in the water.

Family and friends can watch you and take photos while you are in the tank. After emerging from the water, showers are available in the changing rooms.

When you have finished your shark snorkel, you can explore the rest of SEA LIFE Sydney’s amazing exhibits on your own. 

Customer Reviews


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2016

They weren and #39;t in the water that long.

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