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Eye-to-Eye Shark Dives

Dive In

Now with new safety protocols.

Experience the thrill of getting up close to more than a dozen massive sharks while learning about their biology and how we can protect them in the wild. Hovering nurse sharks. Gliding sand tiger and sandbar sharks. Black tip reef sharks and silvery crevalle jack – all just feet away in the South Pacific Aquarium’s Outer Reef habitat.

What You'll Experience

Meet our sharks
in their world.
We're beyond thrilled to bring back the opportunity for you to get Eye-to-Eye with our amazing sharks! We have new safety measures to keep you and our staff safe, and align with state and national dive program guidelines. Available for households of up to 4 people.
Covid-19 Dive FAQ
Come on in
(The water's fine.)
Yes, it's warm! Our sharks are warm-water species: Their water is a comfy 74 degrees, while the air is downright balmy. We'll give you a dry-suit that completely seals out water, so you can wear street clothes underneath.
Read the FAQ
Breathe from the surface
(No experience necessary.)
Let our dive experts teach you the basics of breathing surface-supplied air, then guide you into a sturdy underwater cage in our 225,000-gallon warm water shark exhibit. No experience is necessary!

Fast Facts

Ages: 8 and up. No experience necessary. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult, who will require Zoo admission.

Gear: All gear is supplied. Prescription masks available. No personal cameras, please. We take GoPro video of you doing your dive and give it to you afterwards on a flash drive – $30 value!

Wear: Comfortable clothing, and bring warm layers. The drysuit will go right over these. It’s unlikely you’ll get damp but bring a change of clothes just in case.

Length: 60 mins, maximum 4 participants per dive.

Cost: $210 Zoo member household/$255 non-member household (Flat rate: One household per dive with up to 4 participants who do not need to stay socially distanced). This includes Zoo admission – up to $80 value!

Requirements: Must be in good health and complete a medical questionnaire. Pregnant visitors may not dive. Maximum weight 275 lb.

 

Questions?

Read the Shark Dive FAQ or contact admissions@pdza.org

Before you dive

Do these things.

First – Go to the Covid-19 Dive FAQ page and complete the pre-screening questions! (Do not come if you answer “yes” to any, or feel unwell.)

Then – Fill out these forms and bring them to your dive.

If you need special assistance, please fill out the special assistance form and send it to us as soon as possible beforehand.

 

Required forms:

Medical Waiver and Emergency Information

Adult Participation Agreement

Minor Participation Agreement (for minors age 17 and under)

 

Additional forms:

Special Assistance Form

 

Save sharks – take the pledge!

Join thousands of Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive participants who have signed their names in support of sharks.