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Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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Swim among sharks, stingrays and other magnificent marine creatures with a thrilling shark dive at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium! Don a wet suit and SCUBA mask, and splash into the massive Oceanarium where you'll be within arm’s reach of nurse sharks, sea turtles, and schools of brilliantly colored fish. No SCUBA experience is necessary, and an expert guide will accompany you to ensure a safe and educational dive. 
  • 30-minute shark dive at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • Swim in the 2.2-million liter Oceanarium with sharks and stingrays while your friends watch from the viewing area
  • Enjoy 30 minutes in the water with the sharks and stingrays after a 1-hour briefing and training
  • All equipment is included
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Admission to SEA LIFE Melbourne
Shark Dive Xtreme
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

King St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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The shark dive at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is an exhilarating experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the amazing marine life of Australia's oceans. Make your way to the aquarium in the early afternoon, where you'll check in and learn the exact time of your dive. Attend a 1-hour safety training to meet your guide, learn about the technical aspects of the dive and get an overview of the aquarium's layout and inhabitants. No prior SCUBA experience is required.

When it's time for your dive, gear up with a wetsuit, mask and oxygen tank and splash into the 2.2 million-liter Oceanarium. An expert guide and no more than three other divers will accompany you to ensure a safe and personalized experience. You’ll receive a regulated stream of oxygen through a breathing tube during the 30-minute dive. 

Feel the rush of swimming within reach of Grey Nurse Sharks, Sandbar Whaler Sharks, Giant Stingrays and hundreds of exotic fish. Wave to your friends and family on the other side of the glass for an unbeatable photo op.

Enjoy time either before or after your guide to explore the rest of the top-rated aquarium, which features beautifully designed habitats representing the diverse ecosystems of Australia. See playful penguins, mesmerizing jellies, huge saltwater crocodiles and the largest seahorse exhibit in the world.
Stop At:  
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Shark Dive Xtreme Melbourne Aquarium
Arrive at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium in the early afternoon to check in and learn the time slot for your dive. You’ll then receive a one-hour briefing, which is mandatory for all divers. During the briefing, you’ll meet your guide, go over safety and dive procedures, and learn about the sharks and other animals in the aquarium. Your group is limited to four divers, ensuring personal attention from your guide the entire time. All training will be provided at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium on the day of your dive, with no previous experience necessary. Depending on your schedule, you're welcome to explore the aquarium before or after the mandatory briefing. Visit the Conservation Cove to learn about local marine life; head to Seahorse Pier for the largest exhibit of seahorses and seadragons in the world; and spy on a Pinjarra — one of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles — at the Croc Lair. Once it's time to dive, you’ll meet your guide, get your equipment on, and get into the water! Colorful fish dart past you in the 2 million-liter Oceanarium as you swim near the tank's bigger residents including nurse sharks, sevengill sharks, giant stingrays, and sea turtles. Your guide will make sure that you stay safe throughout your half-hour experience. Basic SCUBA training is provided so that you can delve into the underwater habitat, with no experience necessary. All training will be provided at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium on the day of your dive. While you are diving, your friends and family can watch and take pictures of you in the tank — an incredible souvenir of your time with the sharks! -------------------- ITINERARY --------------------
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age 14 years - for any diver under the age of 18, parental consent and attendance at the briefing on the day of the dive is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A conversational level of English is required. For health and safety reason we are unable to allow non- English speakers to dive
  • Able to lift and walk with approximately 35kg
  • Scuba Diving is physically demanding and can be dangerous if you suffer from certain medical conditions
  • Diver must NOT suffer from any contraindications to diving.
  • Failure to pass the medical declaration on the day will also incur a reschedule fee.
  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Chest Conditions including Pneumothorax
  • Sinus Conditions
  • Ear problems/surgery
  • High blood pressure
  • If you suffer from any other medical conditions, including recent injuries, surgeries or psychological conditions then you will be required to obtain a fully completed medical clearance from A QUALIFIED DIVE DOCTOR prior to booking in for the dive.
  • Participants MUST NOT fly in an aircraft within 12 hours after their Shark Dive.
  • Must not have drugs or alcohol in your system
  • Personal underwater cameras are not permitted on this experience.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Melbourne Aquarium

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
What is the social distancing policy during Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
What is the maximum group size during Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

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Was a surprise 60th for...
, Mar 2021
Was a surprise 60th for my husband and he absolutely loved it. He now wants to take up scuba diving again👍🏻
First time diving and the staff were...
Samual P
, Aug 2017
First time diving and the staff were great in teaching the basics necessary for the dive. There is a simple medical questionaire before the dive, so be sure to ensure you are fit to dive, otherwise you can reschedule it to another day. Enjoyed my time during the 30 minute dive and had photos taken with the rays and sharks. Would recommend to bring a friend to take photos outside whilst you are diving. Before and after the dive, the whole aquarium is free to explore.
Definitely a must do whilst in...
Philip S
, Oct 2015
Definitely a must do whilst in Melbourne. Great experienced and friendly staff take you on an ultimate dive in the aquarium. The whole experience is amazing and the fish, sharks and stingrays in the tank are awesome. This is something that once you have done you just want to do again. GREAT FUN
It was great! The staff were very...
Elisha B
, Jun 2015
It was great! The staff were very thorough with safety and making sure we felt comfortable with the equipment in and out of the water. The staff treated the sealife with respect and it was a wonderful thing to be a part of.

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