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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Open Times

Regular Opening Hours
Open daily 10am - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
Summer Holiday Opening Hours
Open daily 9.30am - 7pm (Last entry 6pm) Public holidays may effect these hours please refer to our opening hours page
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SHARK DIVE XTREME

SHARK DIVE IN SYDNEY'S CBD

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Experience Temporarily Unavailable

In line with the latest announcements from the Australian Federal Government with regard to Covid-19 and capacity management & hygiene control, the Penguin Passport Experience is not available until further notice. The safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff is our priority and we will take all necessary precautions to ensure their continued welfare. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have questions regarding your pre-booked Penguin Passport Experience please contact us on DH.Pos@merlinentertainments.com.au for more information.

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BOOK ONLINE FROM

$239

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • Dives run 7 days a week, all day aquarium admission included

BOOK ONLINE FROM

$299

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

ANY DAY DIVE

$299

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

Take the plunge...

Dive with amazing sharks, giant stingrays and more... now at SEA LIFE Sydney!

Diving with sharks at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is an exhilarating experience, and one of only a few experiences worldwide where you're guaranteed an underwater encounter with sharks.

Our colony of Grey Nurse Sharks range in size from 2.5 to 3.2 metres, and when you do your shark dive with us, you get to enter their domain - without cages!

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COVID-19 Update

In line with the latest announcements from the Australian Federal Government with regard to Covid-19 and capacity management & hygiene control, Shark Dive Xtreme remains open in line with social distancing recommendations. The safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff is our priority and we will take all necessary precautions to ensure their continued welfare. We are in regular contact with authorities and are prepared to implement any changes required as per their advice.

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What is Shark Dive Xtreme?

With NO PREVIOUS DIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, you'll not only meet Grey Nurse Sharks but also scuba dive with other Sydney local marine life including massive stingrays (and we mean MASSIVE), Port Jackson Sharks, Wobbegong Sharks and hundreds of amazing sea creatures!

Dives run up to 4 times per day with a maximum of 5 people per dive. Book early to avoid missing out!

 

Come face to fin with Shark Dive Xtreme Sydney

What's included?

AGES 14+

  • Introduction to scuba diving, briefing and training session (approx. 90 minutes)
  • 30 minute dive face-to-face with sharks, giant stingrays and more in Shark Valley
  • All dive equipment & wetsuit
  • 'I dived and survived' Shark Dive Xtreme certificate
  • All day admission to explore SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Book this experience for a specific date now or purchase an shark diving gift voucher.

 


Come face to fin with Shark Dive Xtreme Sydney

Further Details

Please carefully read the below list of medical conditions that may prohibit you from taking part in the Shark Dive for your own safety.

  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Chest Conditions including Pneumothorax
  • Sinus Conditions
  • Ear problems/surgery
  • High blood pressure
  • Pregnancy (pregnant women are not permitted to dive)

If you suffer from or have suffered from any of the above medical conditions OR If you suffer from any other medical conditions, including recent injuries, surgeries or psychological conditions then you will be required to obtain a fully completed medical clearance from A QUALIFIED DIVE DOCTOR prior to booking in for the dive.

Please make sure you read and complete our medical form before booking here.

 




Important Information

Scuba Diving is physically demanding and can be dangerous if you suffer from certain medical conditions. It is very important that you, the diver, do not suffer from any contraindications to diving.

DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR DIVE.

DO NOT FLY IN AN AIRCRAFT WITHIN 12 HOURS AFTER YOUR DIVE.

YOU MUST HAVE A REASONABLE DEGREE OF SWIMMING ABILITY.

 

Please make sure you read our medical form before booking here.

Read Shark Dive Xtreme terms and conditions here.

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BOOK YOUR SHARK DIVE

BOOK ONLINE FROM

$239

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • Dives run 7 days a week, all day aquarium admission included

BOOK ONLINE FROM

$299

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

ANY DAY DIVE

$299

PER ADULT
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

$299

Full Price

$239

PER ADULT
  • Come face-to-face without a cage
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • Dive in with sharks, rays and more!

FAQs

This is an intimate experience with only 4 people per dive so sessions often book out in advance. To avoid missing out, we recommend booking online.

You must be 14 years or older for our Shark Dive Xtreme. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Yes you can! Head to our Merlin Annual Pass page to purchase a discounted Shark Dive Xtreme. It's a special price just for pass holders.

To book a date for your experience with a gift voucher, please email our SDX bookings officer in advance at sharkdivextreme@sydneyaquarium.com.au.

NOTE: Business hours 8:30 am – 04:30 pm  (Monday-Friday)

For any enquiries regarding your booking please email our SDX bookings officer at sharkdivextreme@sydneyaquarium.com.au.

NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:
8:30 am – 04:30 pm  (Monday-Friday)

Guests will need to bring the following for their dive:

  • Swimming costume/swimmers
  • Enclosed footwear
  • A Towel
  • Toiletries (you are welcome to use our showers after your dive)

No, but friends and family can take photos through the viewing tunnel. You also have the option of purchasing underwater souvenir photos or video footage after your dive.

Friends and family can watch from the safety of the viewing tunnel and wave, blow kisses and take photographs. Friends and family get a 25% off admission (up to 4 people per diver) to SEA LIFE Sydney to watch you dive. This can be redeemed on the day of the dive at our front desk. Please join our Tours Guides & School Groups queue line to purchase your tickets.