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Tampa Shore Excursion: Swim with the Fishes at The Florida Aquarium

Tampa Shore Excursion: Swim with the Fishes at The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, United States
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There’s no need to be a certified scuba diver in these waters. When arriving at Port Tampa Bay, swim with the fishes at the Florida Aquarium. This guided, 30-minute expedition replicates the Florida Keys' most beautiful coral reef dive sites. Just strap on some scuba gear and a floatation device and experience the thrill of scuba diving from the surface of the water, while still enjoying all the sights a real coral reef adventure has to offer. Just bring a towel, a bathing suit and a sense of adventure.
  • Swim with the Fishes shore excursion at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
  • Simulated Florida Keys coral reef dive site
  • Experience the thrill of scuba diving while staying on the surface of the water
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30-Minute Swim with Fishes Experience
Hire of dive gear
Additional photographs (available to purchase)
Food and drink

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The Florida Aquarium
Location Name: The Florida Aquarium Location Address: 701 Channelside Way, Tampa, Florida Directions: Approx 10 minute walk from cruise port 1. Head north toward Channelside Dr (115 ft) 2. Turn right onto Channelside Dr (167 ft) 3. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Channelside Dr Destination will be on the right
After arriving at Port Tampa Bay, visit the 250,000-square-foot Florida Aquarium and learn to swim with the fishes on this 30-minute simulated scuba diving expedition. The Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country with over 20,000 sea creatures, including sharks, otters, alligators and much more. 

During this introduction to scuba diving, visitors experience the thrill of underwater diving in a controlled environment from the surface of the sparkling, clear water. Just strap on a small scuba tank, a regulator and a floatation device (all provided) to stay on the surface while enjoying all the sights a coral reef has to offer. The Coral Reef Gallery at the Florida Aquarium simulates an actual reef in the Dry Tortugas National Park near Key West, FL. This manmade reef is home to a wide variety of fish including moray eels, a prickly porcupine fish, colorful surgeon fish and many more. Get up close and personal while friends and family watch from the outside on the exhibit’s pathway.

Participants must be at least six years old and be comfortable in the water. Children who are under nine years old must have a paying in-water parent or guardian participating. Swim with the Fishes can accommodate up to five swimmers at a time. No previous training or experience is necessary. All Florida Aquarium dive team members are professionally trained to supervise recreational diving activities. 

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 the Tampa Port. 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.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Age
  • Any Special Needs
  • Bathing Suit
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face Mask (optional)
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Shoe Size
  • Towel
  • Weight
  • OPERATED BY The Florida Aquarium
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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