Eye-to-Eye with Sharks!
Experience the heart-pumping thrill of getting up close to more than a dozen massive sharks, including a 9-foot, 450-pound lemon shark. Learn about sharks, their biology, the challenges they face in the wild, and how you can help save them.
You will wear a specially designed dry suit that zips over your street clothes and seals out water. No need to bring a swim suit! Whether you're a certified diver or an adventurous non-diver, there's an exhilarating, underwater journey that is perfect for you. Online reservations are required.
Choose your Adventure...
||(No experience necessary)
Ages: 15 and up
Gear: All gear is supplied; divers may bring prescription masks. No personal cameras allowed.
Program: 60 minutes; maximum of 4 participants per dive
Cost: $160 for Zoo members; $175 for non-members (includes admission to Zoo & Aquarium and souvenir towel)
Ages: 8 and up
Gear: All gear is supplied. Prescription masks are available. No personal cameras allowed.
Program: 75 minutes; maximum of 4 participants per dive
Cost: $60 Zoo members; $75 non-members (includes admission to Zoo & Aquarium and souvenir towel)
Dive Days/Times: Thursday-Monday at 9:45 am, 11:15 am, 1:45 pm and 3:15 pm.
Do you have a PDZA gift card? To use your card for a shark dive, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete all required forms below and bring them with you to your scheduled dive. If you need special assistance, please complete the special assistance request form and return it to us as soon as possible before your scheduled dive.
Medical & Emergency Information
Adult Participation Agreement
Special Assistance Request Form
Minor Participation Agreement (for participants age 17 years or younger)
Many people believe sharks’ status as top-of-the-food-chain predators means they’re invincible. But several species of sharks are threatened with extinction. Sharks are being horribly over-fished by the tens of millions.
Threats to sharks include:
Finning: Fins, sought for soup and other delicacies, are cut off and the sharks are thrown back into the water where, rudderless, they drown. This illegal activity is devastating to shark populations.
Overfishing: Sharks are longlived and don’t reproduce as swiftly as other species. Their numbers can’t quickly recover from commercial harvesting.
Pollution: Oil spills, mercury, lead and other materials threaten the habitat of sharks and other sea animals.