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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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9am Shark Dive
Code: AM0900_SHARK_DIVE

9am Shark Dive at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

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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

Inclusions:
  • Hire of dive gear
  • Souvenir shark dive t-shirt
  • Entrance fees
  • One souvenir photograph of the dive
  • 30-minute shark dive
Exclusions:
  • 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: Charles N, December 2014

A little more of being in the tank with the sharks (and other marine life) than actual diving. We viewed the sharks for two different locations on the bottom, one from the coral, and another near the exit. But did not swim with them. But the sharks came within an arms length of us. Full dive was 30 minutes just as stated. Entry and exit in and out of the water was smooth and simple. Each diver has their own DM with them the whole time and gave excellent safety/equipment briefings. Cost is a little high, but worth it for a unique experience, and included admission to the aquarium after the dive, a nice tee shirt, and choice of photo. If you have a non-diver (as we did), they will provide an escort that stays with them and points out where the divers are and will be moving to. Very glad we did this.

Reviewed by: Karen H, March 2013

It was a great experience, everyone was super nice.

Only thing was I wish more time in tank with sharks. And when multiple people go with you, would have been nice to know where the cameras were to get good pictures...

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