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Tampa Shore Excursion: Dive with the Sharks at the Florida Aquarium

Tampa Shore Excursion: Dive with the Sharks at the Florida Aquarium
Location Tampa
Departure Daily except Tuesday
From €124.53 per person
Departure Date
Daily except Tuesday

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  • Hire of dive gear
  • Souvenir shark dive t-shirt
  • Entrance fees
  • One souvenir photograph of the dive
  • 30-minute shark dive
  • Face mask
  • Food and drink
  • Photographs (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

There's no more exciting way to spend your time in port in Tampa than diving with sharks at the Florida Aquarium! This shore excursion gives you the opportunity to scuba dive with sharks, as well as eels, turtles and more, in the aquarium's incredible Coral Reef exhibit. This experience will put you face to face with some of the ocean's top predators.

Face your fears of what lies beneath the ocean on this dive with sharks shore excursion at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay. You'll enter the Coral Reef exhibit, a 500,000-gallon (1.9-million-liter) tank filled with sharks, eels, turtles and other marine life, and spend 30 minutes scuba diving. The program is designed to dispel the myth that sharks are man-eaters and provide a better understanding of these fascinating creatures through an up-close-and-personal experience.

The program is approximately 90 minutes long, including an educational presentation about sharks and a 30-minute dive in the Coral Reef 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 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.

Please note:
This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Tampa. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our Worry-free policy.

Special Offer - Price displayed includes a more than 13% discount off the local admission price! - BOOK NOW!

  • 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
  • Scuba Certification Card
  • Face Mask (optional)

You MUST advise the following information in the Special Requirements field at the time of check out:

  • Shoe Size
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Date of Last dive
  • Certification Agency (YMCA, etc)
  • Certification Level

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by Nancy K , July 2016

Grandson absolutely had the greatest experience...Forest/Josh and staff were incredible! The knowledge and caring in regard to individuals as part of their team gave our grandson a memory for a lifetime! Thanks again to all for making it such a wonderful experience! We don't think he'll ever part with the t-shirt as well ..don't hesitate doing this ...they share the passion of the sea!! Brightest A Happy Grandmother

Reviewed by lacramioara t , February 2016

Thrilling, exciting ,scary and awesome I all in one
Staff at the aquarium were great we felt very safe

Reviewed by lacramioara t , February 2016