Shark Diving at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary - Weekday

Manly, NSW

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  • Come face-to-face with sharks and other marine life
  • Thrilling underwater guided tour
  • Suitable for non-divers - theory class and scuba skills session included

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!

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

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.

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

On the Day

Session Length

  • Approx 2 hours
  • The dive is available 5 days a week excluding Christmas Day

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


  • 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 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 experience provider must be notified prior to any transfer.