Dive with Our Sharks

Dive with Our Sharks



There is no cage, just an awesome up close experience…

We offer a variety of shark encounters at Deep Sea World. From Adult Shark Encounters to Bubblemaker sessions for the young ones.

Our Adult Shark Encounter is a PADI recognised Discover SCUBA session. Absolute beginners will be taught basic dive techniques by our highly qualified and experienced team, before coming face to face with our collection of 10ft Sand Tiger Sharks!

Even experienced divers rarely get as close to sharks as you can in our Underwater Safari. Being in the water face to face with our 3m Sand Tiger Sharks, Angel sharks, Stingrays and Tope is an experience you will never forget.

Never dived before?  No problem!  We offer shark dives for both qualified and non-qualified divers all year round. We even offer shark dives for children (must be aged between 8 -15 years) from March – October each year, called Bubblemaker.

Adult Shark Encounter:

You will receive full training for your dive (from practising breathing underwater to working with your dive equipment). You will then, with your fellow divers enter the main shark tank, and spend 15-20 minutes within the tank diving.

All equipment for your Adult Shark Encounter are provided. Please check with our team for maximum height and weight restrictions.

Bubblemaker/ Junior Shark Encounter:

Our Bubblemaker sessions allows younger guests to experience an introductory session within our main shark tank. Junior divers will receive full training on diving underwater, how to use their dive equipment, play some underwater co-ordination games and then enter the main tank. During their tank experience, they will be standing on a platform to allow them to feel secure during the dive. There is no cage, but just a platform. The Bubblemaker session can last up to 2 hours in total, with approximately 20 – 25 minutes within the shark tank.

Click here for more info on our Bubblemaker sessions


We recommend that all customers read through the information supplied, and the FAQ’s, for the specific product you are interested in before purchasing your voucher, as in most cases restrictions can apply.


Whilst our dive experiences are open to anyone, we do recommend that before purchasing your voucher you read through the following Medical Questionnaire. All customers are required to complete a medical questionnaire in advance of their dive. If you answer YES to any of the questions below, or are unsure of your answer to any of these questions then you must seek authorisation from your Doctor. Please click the link to obtain a full version of the Medical.

Web_Dive Medical Questions

PLEASE NOTE:  Once a voucher has been purchased, you must then book a dive slot.  Please call the aquarium on 01383 411880 to book your dive.   We recommend booking at least eight weeks in advance.  Gift vouchers purchased online will receive a PDF version of the Shark Dive Voucher as an email attachment.  Please check that your Junk mail / Spam filter will allow this.

Our vouchers are available to purchase online or by calling our bookings team!


Shark Encounter
(for anyone aged 16 years +)
£185.00 plus TWO FREE spectators
Book online
or call 01383 411880.
Junior Shark Encounter
(for anyone aged 8-15 years)
£95.00 plus ONE FREE spectator
Book online
or call 01383 411880.
Dive Nights
(for qualified divers only)
Book online
or call 01383 411880
Shark Awareness
(PADI speciality course)
£200.00Book online
or call 01383 411880



Take home the memories of your Shark Dive here at Deep Sea World.

We are now offering the following photo packages of your dive! These are available to purchase when you book, or on the day of the dive itself*.

Please call the Bookings team on 01383 411880 for more information.

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