Shark Diving at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary - Weekend

Manly, NSW

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  • Come face to face with sharks and marine life!
  • Tank dive without any experience
  • Safe, controlled environment and qualified instructor

Want to get up close to grey nurse sharks, giant stingrays, moray eels and sea turtles but don't have any diving experience? This diving experience is great for newbies! Your instructor will teach you the basics and supervise you. An amazing opportunity to get close to majestic marine animals.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Safety briefing and equipment instruction
  • All equipment including wet suit and mask
  • Qualified instructor
  • Lesson in dive pool
  • 30 minute dive in the oceanarium surrounded by sharks, turtles and more
  • De-brief and certificate presentation

Ever wanted to get up close with your favourite marine life? This experience gives you an opportunity to see grey nurse sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and more in a safe and controlled environment. Your qualified instructor will run through a safety briefing and video, next up you'll be fitted out with your wetsuit and equipment to try out your new skills in the dive pool.

After you've gotten the hang of diving, you'll enjoy a 30-minute dive into the oceanarium and be arms length from four different species of shark - one is the largest shark in captivity in Australia - and a host of other marine life including turtles and stingrays. After your dive you will receive a de-brief and a certificate of achievement, then you're free to take in any of the talks or guided tours in the sanctuary.

Please note, this experience will be relocating to Sealife Sydney Aquarium in early 2018.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Approx 2.5 hours
  • The dive is available 5 days a week excluding Christmas Day
  • This experience is not available for Tuesday or Thursday

PLEASE NOTE: this experience will be relocating to Sealife Sydney Aquarium in 2018. SEA LIFE is scheduled to close on 28 January 2018. Check back to see opening date announcements

Numbers on the Day

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.


This experience is not subject to weather conditions as the dive takes place in the Oceanarium tank.

Dress Code

  • Bring along a swimming costume and towel
  • All equipment is supplied, however you are welcome to bring your own full length wetsuit and mask

Other Info

  • 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
... and Importantly


If you suffer from asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, diabetes, chronic chest conditions, chronic sinus conditions, ear problems or high blood pressure; are pregnant or have any injuries or psychological issues that would prevent you from diving, you will need written confirmation from your doctor that you can participate safely,If you have been certified but have less than 15 dives logged, you will need to go through the introductory lesson and dive pool practise, if you are certified and have more than 15 dives logged you will need to present your log book and then you can do a certified dive


  • Minimum age 14
  • You must be able to swim
  • All divers MUST be able to speak English, we are unable to allow non-English speakers to dive
  • Anyone under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by an Adult Guardian or have written approval from said guardian


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 you are required to give notice and you will need to provide a medical certificate.
Our experience provider 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 the Supplier.
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 experience provider must be notified prior to any transfer.