Melbourne aquarium swim with sharks

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Can you swim with sharks at Melbourne aquarium?

Always wanted to see sharks up close? You can make it happen at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. This is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s sure to get your blood pumping. 

You’ll spend 30 minutes submerged in the aquarium’s impressive 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. First time scuba diving? No problem. This experience is suitable for non-certified divers too, with a practice pool session and theory included before you start your guided tour. Your instructor will be there throughout the swimming with sharks experience and you’ll be briefed and looked after, so you can relax and make the most of this amazing activity. 

Look out for Grey Nurse sharks, Blacktip Reef sharks, Port Jackson sharks, Wobbegongs, groupers, stingrays, turtles, sandbar whaler sharks, largetooth sawfish and more during your adventure. 

How much does it cost to swim with sharks?

A shark dive at Melbourne Aquarium typically costs around $299. Check the Adrenaline site for all the latest prices (as well as any offers). Book with confidence as we have a Lowest Price Guarantee. 

Keen to book? It only takes a moment to do it online through our site. Just click on the experience page and hit ‘Book Now’ to secure a specific time and date (browse the calendar to see what’s available). This can be quickly confirmed by email. Alternatively, you could buy a voucher for the experience. This allows you (or the person you give it to) to book in the time they’d like to go at a later point. After all, if you’re looking for a gift for the thrill seeker in your life it doesn’t get much better than a Melbourne aquarium shark dive. 

Where to swim with sharks in Melbourne?

The safest and most enjoyable way to swim with sharks is at Melbourne Aquarium! You can book a dive with sharks here at Adrenaline. This controlled environment guarantees sightings of a number of creatures of the deep and runs in all weather conditions. 

How safe is it to swim with sharks?

One of the great things about this swimming with sharks experience is it takes place in a controlled, safe environment with experts and all the necessary safety precautions. This best selling experience may seem scary (after all, it’s not every day you come face-to-face with sharks) but it’s perfectly safe. This experience runs week after week, so you’re in the best possible hands with your fully qualified instructors.  

It’s important you do your part to make sure the scuba diving experience remains completely safe, so be sure to answer the medical questionnaire you’ll be sent after booking honestly. Depending on your answers, you may need a medical health check from a SPUMS approved dive doctor to take part. 

The SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium also requires every person taking part in the swim with sharks to be able to speak English and have a reasonable swimming ability. Other safety requirements mean you must be at least 15 years old to participate. All under 18s will need consent and attendance from a parent or guardian at the briefing on the day of the dive.

Other requirements include avoiding alcohol before the experience and, of course, following instruction. It’s normal to feel some nerves about diving with sharks, but overcoming that fear is all part of the fun. This is a real bucket list activity that you’ll remember forever. 

What is included in a swim with sharks experience at Melbourne aquarium?

You’ll be supplied with everything you need to safely enjoy the Melbourne Aquarium swim with the sharks. This includes all scuba equipment (plus wetsuit, hood and gloves), expert instruction and advice from qualified divers, a one-hour 'introduction to scuba diving' theory session suitable for certified or non-certified divers, a confined water training session and the 30-minute shark dive in the aquarium.