Never been scuba diving before? Here is your chance to get up close and personal with huge grey nurse sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles, wobbegong sharks, moray eels and much more. Under a safe and controlled environment with professional dive instructors - this is the opportunity of a lifetime!
Your shark diving session will begin with a total briefing and introduction to scuba diving followed by a safety video. Under the expert supervision of professional dive instructors, you will then be suited up with a wetsuit, mask and all diving equipment and enter the specially designed dive pool to gain confidence and skills for your dive. You will soon discover the thrill of breathing under water for the first time and your heavy equipment becoming weightless. Then it’s on to the real thing. You will enjoy a 30 min tank dive in the oceanarium allowing you to get up close to 4 different species of shark - 7 adult grey nurse sharks (one is the largest in captivity in Australia), 4 different species of rays, 2 species of turtles and a vast array of marine life. The group size is small and personal and you will be assisted at all times by your instructor. Allow extra time to enjoy any of the complimentary guided tours and shows around the aquarium.
If you have any of the following conditions: Asthma, Heart Disease, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Chronic chest condition, Chronic sinus condition, Ear problems, High blood pressure, you are pregnant or you have any other medical conditions, including injuries or psychological issues that may prevent you from participating in the dive. You require written confirmation from a doctor stating your condition is not prohibitive to diving before booking the dive.
Please note:If you have been certified but have less than 15 dives logged, you will need to be included in this introductory program. For certified divers you will need to present your log book or license on the day to be allowed to do a Certified Dive.
This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Approx 2 hours. The dive is available 7 days a week excluding Christmas Day.
Minimum age 14. You must be able to swim. STRICT MEDICAL RESTRICTIONS APPLY: If you suffer from OR have ever suffered form Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes, any Heart, Sinus or Lung conditions, any recent injuries or surgeries you will need a SIGNED MEDICAL CLEARANCE FORM from a doctor.
There will be up to 4 divers in the group plus professional dive instructors. Changes to the Dive session time, date or diver identity can be made 72 hours prior to the dive at our discretion. An admin fee of $15 for each change will apply. Changes within 72 hours of the Dive are not permitted.
Spectators are very welcome to come along to watch your dive and will get a great view of you and all your new marine friends from the viewing tunnel. Spectators receive a 20% discount on entry.
This experience is not subject to weather conditions as the dive takes place in the Oceanarium tank.
IMPORTANT: You cannot fly within 12 hours after the dive. You must not drink alcohol with 12 hours before the dive. If you are pregnant, or suffering from a cold, hay fever, hangover, cough, breathlessness or ear infection you will not be allowed to participate.
Bookings for the Dive are essential. All divers must arrive to “check in” for their dive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Late arrival or non-attendance will result in non admittance to the Dive session. Missing your scheduled dive time is non-refundable. If you are sick and cannot make your session time we require notice and you will need to provide a medical certificate.
Our Supplier reserves the right to cancel any dive session should they decide that participation in a Dive is unsafe, or for any other reason which is at the absolute discretion of Oceanworld Manly.
Should a Dive not proceed, then Divers will be re-booked at the earliest possible time at the convenience of the Divers, taking into account available places.
Vouchers are non-refundable however they are transferable. The supplier must be notified prior to any transfer.
The map below gives you the location of this experience to allow you to plan.
Exact location, directions and meeting place will be available to you once you have booked your experience