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Florida Aquarium: Dive with Sharks - Tampa FL

Florida Aquarium: Dive with Sharks is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. This dive site has an average rating of 4.83 out of 5 from 6 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 26-30ft/8-9m. The average visibility is 26-30ft/8-9m.

The DIVE WITH THE SHARKS program provides a unique experience. Our primary goal for this program is to dispel many of the shark myths, and to take the fears that people have of sharks and turn them into fascination and respect. The exhibit is about 22 feet deep and holds 500,000 gallons of water. During your dive, you will see a handful of large sand tiger sharks, moray eels, a Green Sea Turtle and dozens of other species of fish. In order to acclimate to the water and adjust weighting system, each diver will enter the exhibit through a shark cage assisted by an Aquarium dive master. When ready, divers will exit the cage. Our swim and dive programs are generously supported by the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)

If you have further questions, please contact the Education Reservations Office at (813)-273-4015

Your DIVE WITH THE SHARKS Program includes Aquarium admission, educational component, adjustable Shark Dive hat, photograph of the diver, and 30-minutes in Shark Bay.

DIVE WITH THE SHARKS Program Policies:

-Date changes by participant (less than 30 days prior to dive) subject to a $25.00 charge, and availability. Guests can reschedule based on program availability up to 6 months from program date. Changes must be made through our Reservation Staff at (813) 273-4015.

-No shows will not be refunded nor rescheduled.

-Actual dives are subject to cancellation due to severe weather conditions or other safety issues. Dives cancelled due to weather conditions can be rescheduled for up to 6 months from original dive date.

-The Florida Aquarium dive master reserves the right to deny any guest the opportunity to leave the shark cage if the safety of the divers or the animals is in jeopardy.

-Minimum age to Dive is 15 years old.


Parking is not included. $6 per car.

Videos/Pictures of dive available in CD format $40 + tax

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randomlyon - 8/06/2020 4:56 AM
Rating Added: 4
Smaller aquarium than Epcot or GA, still a really great time. The sharks, turtle, and many varieties of fish and rays were amazing. Only two guests and two dive masters in the tank at the same time. You dive an al53 for half an hour. The aquarium provides everything you need save for a mask. I think it ran $150 but was reasonable for the chance to dive with many fish you’d never see in 10 ocean dives. If you’re in Tampa for a day, especially if cruising, as it’s in the cruise terminal, check this dive out. It was easy to reserve the day and time I wanted, last minute, on their website.
LeanMrfuzzles - 10/21/2019 11:33 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/13/2019. Average viz: 101-110ft/31-34m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
JJL - 2/22/2016 9:17 AM
Rating Added: 5
So much fun
coffii_howz - 11/05/2013 1:00 PM
i may have to do this. im going to be there next month.
iliketurtles - 1/17/2012 2:33 PM
Rating Added: 5
I had a lot more fun on this dive than I thought. The staff were very friendly all gear was provided. This was a great experience.