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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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
- 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:
- Bathing Suit
- Certification Card
- Face Mask (optional)
You MUST advise the following information at the time of booking:
- Shoe Size
- Date of Last dive
- Cert. Agency (YMCA etc)
- Cert. Level
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Jessica M, April 2016
If you are a diver, but have never had the chance to see sharks less than 2 feet away, or at all in the open water this is a unique and safe way to do it. Each diver has their own dive master, and it's a rather interesting to dive with onlookers on the other side of the glass as well. It was awesome, and I would highly recommend it! Make sure to take your gopro and get some close footage!
Reviewed by: jthomas701, February 2016