For Qualified divers
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Are you already a qualified diver? Deep Sea World is the place to come if you want to dive with sharks. With our evening diving experiences, you’re guaranteed close encounters with magnificent sharks and other marine creatures.
Vouchers for our Qualified diver Dive Evening cost £99.00 per person
These vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Our e-vouchers are sent instantly to your inbox once your order is completed. Email address required, simply print off and give as an unforgettable experience. Buy your vouchers online or give us a call 01383 411 880 and we can do it for you.
- Swim with our giants of the deep
- Use your own equipment or hire ours (charges apply)
- Full safety briefing on site
- Discounted admission to Deep Sea World for accompanying spectators
- Shark Dive Nights take place on selected Friday evenings. Please call for availability
Buy vouchers online now and then call us on 01383 411880 to book. Terms and Conditions apply.
UPCOMING SHARK DIVE NIGHTS:
18th September 2015* : Fully Booked *Please note this event starts at 4pm.
16th October 2015 : Limited Availability
14th November 2015* : Full Availability *Please note this event is on a Saturday Evening.
18th December 2015 : Full Availability
15th January 2016 : Full Availability
Last Updated : 23rd August 2015. Please Note that Dive Nights run once per month on Friday evenings. Call our bookings team to check availability.
What are the general requirements?
You must be a certified diver over 10 years of age and you need to meet the medical requirements on the medical questionnaire. If you answer ‘YES’ to any of the questions on the medical form, you will require a doctors permission to dive. If all of your answers are ‘NO’, please just come along – you will fill out a form when you get to the aquarium on the day of your dive. A PADI liability release must also be completed. Divers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Divers under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will dive with the child.
Is it safe?
Our tank is a safe environment to dive in and our divers are fully qualified PADI dive instructors.
Can I feed the sharks?
No, members of the public cannot feed our sharks. Our sharks are fed by our divers on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Can I fly after I dive?
PADI recommends that you wait a minimum of 12 hours after your dive before you fly.
How do I get there?
Deep Sea World is located 20 minutes from Edinburgh over the Forth Road Bridge just off Junction 1 of the M90. There is free on-site parking. By public transport, there are regular train services from Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket stations to North Queensferry on the Fife Circle Line. Our location is clearly signposted and just a short walk from North Queensferry station.
Am I in a cage?
No, you are not in a cage. You are in amongst the fish and sharks accompanied by our dive instructors.
Is it a night dive?
No, we leave the lights on!
When can I dive?
Shark Dive Nights run on Friday evenings once or twice a month. To arrange to book onto a Shark Dive Night, please call us on 01383 411880 to check availability and dates.
Can my dive club come as a group?
Groups and clubs are welcome, please call 01383 411880 to enquire about club discounts and availability.
How long does the evening last?
The evening begins at 6pm with a safety briefing. The dive itself lasts approximately 30-40 minutes. Up to four divers are permitted to dive at the same time along with our dive instructors. Please note: Depending on the numbers diving on the night, there may be a slight wait for your dive.
Can I take a camera into the tank?
Cameras can be taken into the tank if pre-arranged with our dive instructor. There is a cost of £25 to use underwater cameras in the tank.
Can my friends watch me dive?
Yes. Dive spectators are more than welcome, and receive a discounted entry rate to the aquarium. The number of spectators coming along needs to be confirmed in advance.
Can I use my own equipment?
Yes. You may use your own equipment, however equipment must be rinsed before you dive and also must be checked by our dive instructors. Deep Sea World provides cylinders and weights. Please note: Rebreathers are NOT permitted in the Shark Tank.
Can I hire equipment?
Yes. You may hire our equipment for a fee. Our hire equipment is limited and is available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis; it is best if you can bring your own. Full equipment hire costs £30 per person.
Does the dive count as a logged dive?
Yes. Please bring your log book with you and we will stamp it for you on completion of the dive.
How many will be on the Shark Dive Night?
We can cater for up to 8 divers on each Shark Dive Night, or up to 16 divers if booked as a group.