Diving with sharks: memorable experience from Sydney
If you are a fan of diving and water, while you can’t live without adrenaline in your blood, then diving with sharks is the best option for you! Sydney Sea Life center offers a unique opportunity for the bravest and the courageous ones, allowing them to meet 3-meter sharks, sea turtles, and giant guitarfish. There will be no cages, glass walls or other barriers! You have to meet these oceanic predators face-to-face!
What’s included in the price
Diving with sharks includes several important stages. The overall duration is 2.5 hours.
- The safety instruction and “Meeting the world of diving” training takes around 1.5 hours
- After that, you have to prepare for diving and wear a costume and other equipment
- The diving itself lasts 30 minutes, and you will be able to meet with ragged-tooth sharks and other exotic sea creatures
- At the end of the event, you will get ‘I dived and survived’ certificate from Shark Dive Xtreme
After the diving, you can walk around the Aquarium, looking at the astonishing exhibits and expositions.
Few words about ragged-tooth sharks
Even though ragged-tooth sharks look incredibly scary and have a sharp tooth, they are not dangerous for the people. They prefer eating whole fish. This predator is considered a non-aggressive one. There were less than 30 cases of the ragged-tooth shark attack on the human registered all around the world, and only one person died. As a result, diving with sharks is totally safe, but only if you follow the rules.
Diving with sharks is an activity that will tickle the nerves even of the most fearless diver. Sydney Aquarium offers a unique opportunity to meet with these bloody predators face to face.
As a result of a significant drop in the number of ragged-tooth sharks, they were considered endangered in 1984. The ragged-tooth shark is one of the best fishes for the Aquariums. Furthermore, Sea Life performs numerous actions to protect and restore the population of this unique fish.
Working hours and admission fees
Diving with sharks is open daily from 8:30 until 17:30. One has to pay $239 during the working days, and $299 during the weekend.
Please note that diving is a complex and physically hard activity, which can be dangerous for people with asthma, cardiovascular diseases, epilepsy, diabetes etc. In case if you have any of the mentioned illnesses or recent traumas, you need to consult with your doctor before making a booking. All the participants are required to fill a detailed medical form.
You won’t be allowed to dive, if you drank alcohol in 24 hours, or took a flight in 12 hours before the time of diving. Furthermore, you won’t be allowed to participate if you don’t know how to swim, or if you are less than 14 years old. One can address all their questions to the representatives of Sea Life on the official website.