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Dive Log > Greg > Denver Aquarium
Sun, September 29, 2013
Dives: 1
Bottom Time: 45 minutes
Max Depth: 16-20ft/5-6m
Avg Viz: 91-100ft/28-30m
Water Temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C
Weight: 28
Exposure Suit: Fullsuit - 5/4 (Hood)
Tank Type: Steel - 80cf/11L
Gas Type: Air
Denver Aquarium
Denver, CO
Water Type: Salt
Entry Type: Other
Amazing dive with the sharks at the Denver Aquarium! Very memorable experience.

I contacted A1Scuba to arrange the dive. The $185 fee covered everything, including all gear (wetsuit, mask, fins, bc, regs, tank...everything!). An aquarium employee gave us a guide tour of the filter/pump rooms and the main control area for all the tanks. The dive guide gave us a great pre-dive briefing, we tested our weight, and basic dive skills (mask clearing, reg recovery). There were Tiger Sharks, Sandbar Sharks, Sawfish, Green Sea Turtles, Giant Barracuda, and a massive puffer fish (must have been around 2 feet long!). The Tiger sharks were constantly circling overhead. The Sawfish were pretty intimidating with their massive saw on the front of their face. I also found a few shark teeth that I was able to keep!

One of my favorite moments was waving to the little kids on the other side of the glass. You can tell they were excited to see a scuba diver wave back at them.
One of the big Tiger Sharks in the aquarium
Descending with guide while holding a pole
Waiting to descend after basic skills test
Tiger Shark