Eye-to-Eye Shark Dives

Dive with a Shark - or twelve

Experience the thrill of getting up close to more than a dozen massive sharks while learning about their biology and their conservation.

During an Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive, dive experts will teach you the basics of breathing surface-supplied air, then guide you in a sturdy underwater cage into our 225,000-gallon warm water shark exhibit, where you'll get an up-close view of sharks. Whether you're a certified diver or an adventurous non-diver, there's an exhilarating, underwater journey that is perfect for you.

Come on in, the water's fine!
Anytime's a perfect time to dive with our sharks.
  • It's warm! Our sharks are warm-water species: Their water is a comfortable 74 degrees, while the air is downright balmy.
  • We'll give you a dry-suit to wear. This completely seals out all water, so you can wear street clothes, fleece or even fluffy pajamas underneath to keep cozy.

Start your adventure today! Register below or contact our reservations staff. If you have questions, read the Shark Dive FAQ or contact admissions@pdza.org.

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Fast Facts

Ages: 8 and up. No experience necessary.

Gear: All gear is supplied. Prescription masks available. No personal cameras, please.

Wear: You may wear a swimsuit, but you may also wear regular clothes. Our dry suits keep you completely dry.

Length: 60 mins, max 4 participants per dive.

Cost: $60 Zoo members/$75 non-members. (Save 20% on select weekday dives.)

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


Schedule your dive

Do you have a PDZA gift card? Email sharkdives@pdza.org to use it for a dive!

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Before your dive

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 before your dive.

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. Add your name and pledge to help sharks!