Dive with the Sharks at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay gives you the opportunity to SCUBA dive with sharks from around the world 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!"
WHAT YOU GET: 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 Sea Hunt gallery.
SAFETY: 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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