The 250,000-square-foot Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country, with over 20,000 sea creatures, including sharks, otters, alligators and many more. On this 90-minute simulated scuba diving expedition, learn to dive with the sharks.
This program exists to educate and inspire, but it also facilitates a greater understanding of these amazing, oftentimes misunderstood animals through a personal interactive experience. The dive includes an educational presentation about sharks followed by a 30-minute dive in Shark Bay, a 93,000-gallon saltwater exhibit that is home to shark species from around the world.
Each SCUBA-certified diver (15 years of age and older) enters the water with a qualified dive master and then heads to the bottom of the exhibit for optimal viewing of the sharks. Family and friends view the divers during all phases from the exhibit gallery. Each guest is paired with a Florida Aquarium dive master whose sole responsibility is their safety. There is at least one dive master in the exhibit with the guest and one on the surface during all dives. This program is operated within the highest standards of recreational diving.
Advanced reservations are required to participate in the Dive with the Sharks program.