The Blue Planet Aquarium is the only place in England to offer this unbelievable experience where you can come face to face with these incredible, fascinating and scary beasts of the deep. If diving in shark-infested tropical waters is on your bucket list or just your kind of fun well now you can with our shark diving experience.
Get yourself kitted out in the wet suit and scuba gear and make your descent into the glorious under water world full of stunning sea creatures. Imagine pushing your boundaries to experience the thrill and adrenaline of getting up close to sharks reaching sizes of 10ft. There’ll be several species of shark including the Sand Tiger Shark, Lemon Shark, Nurse Shark and over 1500 various other fish, mostly found in the Caribbean.
This experience is sure to make a memorable one!
Minimum age: 16
Minimum height: 5ft
Maximum height: 6ft 4in
Maximum weight: 18 stone
You may not wear glasses but contact lenses are permitted. We recommend you do not fly within 8 hours of a diving experience. A declaration of fitness form must be completed but you can not in any circumstances partake if you are pregnant or under the influence of alcohol
Please note: If you have any of the medical conditions listed below you will be unable to dive unless the instructor has written authorisation from a doctor.
Ear disease/infection, hearing loss or problems with balance. History of ear or sinus surgery. Suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis,diabetes. History of respiratory problems, severe attack of hayfever or allergies. History of chest surgery or a collapsed lung or lung disease. History of emphysema, tuberculosis or active asthma. Currently taking medication carrying a warning about any impairment of physical or mental abilities. Behavioural health, mental or psychological problems, or a nervous system disorder. History of colostomy. History of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery. History of high blood pressure, angina or taking medication to control blood pressure. Over 45 years old who have a family history of heart attack or stroke. History of bleeding or other blood disorders. History of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or taking medications to prevent them. History of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery. History of claustrophobia or agrophobia.
The experience runs on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
We recommend you book at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
How long should I allow for this experience?
You should allow up to 5 hours for the whole experience. The dive itself lasts 30 minutes.
Can I bring spectators?
The first two spectators can enter free of charge, however any additional spectators will be charged an entrance fee. We recommend that you pre-book spectators to avoid disappointment. When you have completed your training your friends will have the unique opportunity to view you in the water through the aquatheatre which offers views into the aquatunnel - one of the longest underwater tunnels at over 70m long.
A medical form and guideline form will be included in your gift pack.
Please ensure you take your completed medical forms & experience voucher with you on the day of your activity, failure to take these documents or failure to complete the medical form accordingly will result in you being unable to take part in the experience and no refunds will be given.
Disabled toilet facilities and ramp are provided for spectators.
Refreshments are not included; however they can be purchased in the Café area.
Diving can be enjoyed by most people, regardless of physical ability. Special arrangements can be made for those with access needs, learning or behavioural issues, or those with physical impairments with limited weekday availability. Please discuss individual needs when making your booking.
The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
Location: Cheshire – Wirral