Dive with the Sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

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  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3590SHARK

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Dive with the Sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay gives you the opportunity to SCUBA dive with sharks from around the world as well as moray eels, barracuda a green sea turtle and more! in the incredible Shark Bay exhibit. This experience will put you up close and personal with the ocean's top predator.
Shark Bay is a 93,000-gallon saltwater exhibit that is home to shark species from around the world including sand tiger sharks, zebra sharks, nurse sharks, black tip reef sharks and a green sea turtle. The Dive with the Sharks program is designed to dispel the commonly held myth that sharks are man-eaters and to convey a strong conservation message to visitors. Essentially, this is an extension of the successful and popular dive show "Sharks! From Fear to Fascination!"

The program is approximately 90-minutes and includes an educational presentation about sharks and a 30-minute dive in the Shark Bay exhibit. Exit the shark cage with a qualified dive master and position yourself on the bottom of the exhibit for optimal viewing of the sharks. Family and friends will be able to watch from the exhibit gallery.

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 world wide 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.

Advanced reservations are required to participate in the Dive with the Sharks program, it is not available to book on the day.

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90 minutes (approx.)

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Dive with the Sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

Dive with the Sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

  • Hire of dive gear
  • Souvenir shark dive t-shirt
  • Entrance fees
  • One souvenir photograph of the dive
  • 30-minute shark dive
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Face mask
  • Food and drink
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Certification Card
  • Face Mask (optional)

You MUST advise the following information at the time of booking:

  • Shoe Size
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Date of Last dive
  • Cert. Agency (YMCA etc)
  • Cert. Level
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Daniel M, December 2015

In December of 2015 my family and I did the dive with the sharks at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. We had a great time. The event was well organized and a lot on fun. One reason we choose to make the trip to Tampa was that The Florida Aquarium will allow divers to carry their own hands free underwater cameras with them on the dive. Additional pictures taken from inside and outside the tank are also available.
After an orientation we met our dive masters at the top of the Coral Reef tank. Each diver had a dive master with them. We entered the tank through a shark cage. The tank holds 500,000 gallons of salt water. The dive consisted of viewing the abundant sea life from various spots around the tank, some on the bottom and some from the artificial reef areas. The dive lasted 30 minutes. There were huge sand tiger sharks, nurse sharks, a large green moray eel, a sea turtle, and lots of other sea creatures. We had a great time and would recommend activity to any certified diver.

Reviewed by: Angela M, February 2015

This was probably the most amazing experience ever! My husband loved his encounter and cant beat the price! Thank you viator for making his birthday extra special!!

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