Tampa Shore Excursion: Dive with the Sharks at the Florida Aquarium

Tampa, Florida

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90 minutes (Approx.)
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Add a heart-pumping swim with sharks to your short time in Tampa! A must-do for thrill-seekers, this shore excursion offers SCUBA-certified divers an educational presentation and the rare chance to swim with chilling sea predators. Enjoy the beauty of a live Coral Reef and an up-close look at sharks, eels, turtles and other magnificent sea creatures. Please note: A valid C-card must be presented to partake in the dive.
  • Dive with sharks shore excursion at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
  • Scuba dive with sharks, eels, turtles and colorful fish
  • 30 minutes of diving in the 500,000-gallon (1.9-million-liter) Coral Reef exhibit
  • All gear and a souvenir photo included

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Hire of dive gear
  • Souvenir shark dive t-shirt
  • Entrance fees
  • One souvenir photograph of the dive
  • 30-minute shark dive


  • Face mask
  • Food and drink
  • Photographs (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

The Florida Aquarium
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What To Expect

Use your time at port in Tampa to have an unforgettable marine experience. Make the 10-minute walk from port to the Florida Aquarium — renowned home of more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals — for the morning Dive with the Sharks program. Over the course of 90 minutes, your small group will enjoy an interactive presentation on the resident animals and conservation, and a half-hour dive in the Coral Reef exhibit, a 500,000-gallon (1.9-million-liter) tank filled with sharks, coral reef fishes, turtles, moray eels and more. (Divers must be SCUBA certified.)

Get acquainted with ocean’s notorious — and commonly misunderstood — predators. Delight in the animals’ curiosity as they investigate you. Due to the intimate group size, each swimmer will have a designated dive master guide. 

When your swim is over, towel off, tour the rest of the center and enjoy some tasty nibbles from the café or restaurant (own expense). Don’t forget to pick up your souvenir t-shirt and photo of your swim!

Advanced reservations are required for the Dive with the Sharks program; same day booking not available.

Please note:
This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Tampa. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our Worry-free policy.


There are two dive masters in the exhibit with you and one surface tender present during all dives. This program is operated with the highest standards of recreational diving. The Florida Aquarium dive team is trained to supervise recreational diving activities by recognized scuba-training agencies. Emergency oxygen and first aid kits are onsite for all diving operations. The dive and security team have a well-practiced emergency action plan in order to handle medical emergencies. All team members are trained in the use of emergency oxygen, first aid and CPR.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • All divers must be SCUBA Certified
  • A maximum of 2 people per booking
  • The dive master reserves the right to deny any guest diver the opportunity to leave the shark cage if the safety of the diver or the animals is in jeopardy.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

What to Bring:

  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Scuba Certification Card
  • Face Mask (optional)

You MUST advise the following information in the Special Requirements field at the time of check out:

  • Shoe Size
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Date of Last dive
  • Certification Agency (YMCA, etc)
  • Certification Level
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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
Product code: 3590PRTTPASHARK

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