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Sydney Aquarium Shark Dive Xtreme

A shark dive at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is the best way to come face to face with sharks, stingrays and more. No experience is required!
Sydney Aquarium Shark Dive Xtreme

Highlights

  • 30 minute Shark Dive

  • Entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

  • All equipment & instruction provided

  • Grey Nurse Sharks, Giant Stingrays & more

  • Certificate of experience

  • No experience necessary

Have you ever wanted to see sharks up close? You can now have a close encounter with endangered Grey Nurse Sharks on a shark dive at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and no experience is necessary! In a safe environment, you will receive scuba training before your dive into the 1.5 million litre oceanarium. After the pool session, your guide will give you a 30 minute tour of the shark tunnels to see these fascinating creatures in their environment. The Grey Nurse Sharks range from 1-3 metres and are free to swim around you in the oceanarium. There are no cages to separate you- you will be in their domain under the watchful guidance of your scuba dive guide. You will encounter 4 species of sharks, including a colony of Grey Nurse Sharks as well as a number of giant stingrays, fish and more.

The experience lasts 2.5 hours including the scuba diving safety briefing and time in the water with the marine creatures. All dive gear and wetsuits are provided but you are welcome to bring your own mask and wetsuit if you prefer. All divers must be able to speak English and have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability. You must also pass the scuba diving medical check. The minimum age to participate is 14 years old and 3 sessions are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8am, 11am and 2pm.

Don’t miss out on this popular experience. Book your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Shark Dive today!

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How It Works

  • Vouchers must be printed and presented at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • All divers must be the age of 14 years and over
  • Divers MUST be able to speak English (for health and safety reasons non-English speakers are unable to dive with sharks)
  • Do not drink alcohol the night before you dive
  • Do not fly in an aircraft within 24 hours after your dive
  • Divers must be in good health
  • Divers must be able to swim
  • Scuba Diving is physically demanding and can be dangerous if you suffer from certain medical conditions. It is very important that you, the diver, do not suffer from any contraindications to diving

Inclusions

  • 90-minute scuba dive training session
  • 30-minute shark dive
  • All dive gear and wetsuits
  • Guides to lead you to the sharks
  • Full de-briefing
  • Certificate of completion

Time

  • Shark dives operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with 3 sessions running per day
  • Shark dives operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm
  • Divers need to arrive at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium for their dive brief at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled shark dive time
  • Operating hours are subject to change without notice

Duration

  • Please allow 2.5 hours for the total experience

Location

  • Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 2000

What To Bring

  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • If you have your own mask and full-length wetsuit please feel free to bring them along

Additional Information

  • Minimum age 14 (those aged 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • This product is not refundable or transferable, with a 100% cancellation fee

Terms And Conditions

  • Divers must arrive at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium for a dive brief at least 30 minutes prior to their selected time
  • Late arrival or non-attendance will result in non admittance to the dive session. Missing your scheduled time is non-refundable
  • All dive experiences are non-refundable, however your voucher can be transferred to another person
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will refuse admittance to any person who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol or behaving badly in an offensive or uncooperative manner
  • Personal underwater cameras are not permitted on Shark Dive Xtreme
  • A medical questionnaire must be completed and returned no later than 14 days prior to the dive
  • You must be able to swim
  • If you have a medical condition (eg. asthma), or are currently ill or pregnant, you shouldn't participate
  • If you have a pre-existing condition but still want to dive, you must get medical clearance before your experience from a Qualified Dive Doctor
  • All non-certified divers are required to complete medical declaration on the day
  • If you are pregnant (or planning to become pregnant), you will not be permitted to dive
  • If you struggle to perform moderate exercise (eg. walking 1.6 kilometres or swimming 200 metres without resting) OR have been unable to participate in normal physical activity due to fitness or health reasons within the past 12 months you must gain clearance from a Qualified Dive Doctor

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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