Dive with sharks

Dive with sharks

Dive with Europe’s largest collection of sharks in Europe in North Queensferry, Fife.

You don’t have to go far to enjoy the underwater experience of a lifetime at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium.

Deep Sea World is the only aquarium in Scotland to offer genuine underwater diving experiences where you can immerse yourself in a world of undersea discovery.

We offer shark dives for both qualified and non-qualified divers all year round. These are our offers:

OUR DIVE EXPERIENCES

TYPE OF DIVEPRICEBOOK ONLINE OR CALL US NOW
Shark Encounter
(for anyone aged 16 years +)
£185.00 plus TWO FREE spectatorsBOOK NOW!
Junior Shark Encounter
(for anyone aged 8-15 years)
£95.00 plus ONE FREE spectatorBOOK NOW!
Dive Nights
(for qualified divers only)
£99.00BOOK NOW!
Shark Awareness
(PADI speciality course)
£200.00BOOK NOW!

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 slot.  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.

 

ADULT SHARK ENCOUNTERS

Price: Only £185 

Shark Encounter* is a PADI recognised Discover SCUBA session which allows absolute beginners to take the plunge and enjoy up-close encounters with a huge selection of amazing marine life; including three-metre-long sharks, stingrays, tope, angel sharks and incredible shoals of shimmering fish.

Participants receive full instruction from our highly qualified diving team before entering the water for a truly life-changing experience! Accompanied at all times by instructors, divers will be able to explore the vast underwater safari display and enjoy incredible close encounters with sand tiger sharks along with a host of other spectacular marine creatures. Divers will experience coming face to face with our collection of 10ft Sand Tiger Sharks! Even experienced divers rarely get this close to sharks!

  • Requirements:
    • You need to be over 16 years of age and you need to meet the medical requirements on the medical questionnaire.
    • You need to meet the medical requirements in order to dive – click the link to find out more about this.
  • Calendar: Our Shark Encounters are run every weekend at 3 different time slots – 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (These may be subject to change). You must pre-book your dive by calling 01383 411880.
  • Timing: The shark encounter is approximately 2 hours in length.  This includes training, briefing and a 15 – 20 minute dive.
  • Includes:
    • Free entry for 2 accompanying spectators. You can also have additional spectators at a reduced rate.  Your spectators can watch your dive from the viewing tunnel.
  • Cameras: No cameras allowed in the tank for this offer. Photo packages are available.
  • Equipment: All equipment for your Adult Shark Encounter is provided. Please check with our team for maximum height and weight restrictions.

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Group sessions can also be arranged upon request. Buy vouchers online now and then call us on 01383 411880 to book your session. 

Terms and Conditions apply.

* This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other dive offer.

JUNIOR SHARK ENCOUNTERS (Bubblemaker)

Price: Only £95.

Junior Shark Encounter is the perfect activity for children aged 8-15! Our Bubblemaker sessions allow them to experience an introductory session within our main shark tank. Children will receive full training on diving underwater, how to use the dive equipment and play some underwater co-ordination games. During the tank experience, they will be standing on a 1.2m deep platform to allow them to feel secure during the dive. There is no cage, just the platform. (No need to worry; there will be a secure railing between them and the sharks). After completing the dive they will receive an “I dived with Sharks” Certificate.

  • Requirements:
    • Bubblemaker is available for ages 8-15 years
    • You need to meet the medical requirements in order to dive – please  to find out more about this.
  • Calendar: This offer runs from March – October each year, sessions are only run at the following times:
  • Selected Saturday mornings at 9am. These sessions fill up quickly, please call our bookings team to secure your spaces.
  • During School holiday periods the program also runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. (These may vary, please call our team for the specific dates available)
  • Timing: The Bubblemaker session can last up to 2 hours in total, with approximately 20 – 25 minutes within the shark tank.
  • Includes:
    • This offer includes free entry for 1 accompanying adult.
  • Cameras: No cameras allowed in the tank for this offer. are available.
  • Equipment: All equipment provided

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This gift voucher is valid for six months from the date of purchase. 

The bubblemaker program can be very busy at peak seasons, therefore we recommend making a booking with plenty of notice.

DIVE NIGHTS (only for qualified divers)

PRICE: £99.00 

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.

  • Requirements:
    • Dive Nights are open only to divers with a minimum qualification of PADI Open Water or equivalent. Divers must have logged a dive within the six months prior to their booked dive date.
    • Children from 10-12 years old must dive with a parent or guardian. Divers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the day.
    • You need to meet the medical requirements in order to dive – please click the link  to find out more about this. A PADI liability release must also be completed once you arrive at the park.
  • Calendar: Shark Dive Nights run on Friday evenings once per month.
    • Up-coming Dive Nights:
    • 17 November 2017
    • 15 December 2017
    • 19 January 2018
  •  Timing: 6pm start. The dive itself lasts approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Cameras can be taken into the tank if pre-arranged with our dive instructor for this offer. There is a cost of £25 to use your underwater cameras in the tank. Photo packages are also available.
  • Equipment:
    • Hire: 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.
    • Use your own: 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.
  • The dive counts as a logged dive. Please bring your log book with you and we will stamp it for you on completion of the dive
  • We can cater for up to 8 divers on each Shark Dive Night, or up to 16 divers if booked as a group.

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These vouchers are valid for twelve months from date of purchase

Please note: Depending on the numbers diving on the night, there may be a slight wait for your dive.

To arrange to book onto a Shark Dive Night, please call us on 01383 411880 to check availability and dates.

Buy online now and then call us on 01383 411880 to book.  Terms and Conditions apply.

PADI SHARK AWARENESS SPECIALITY COURSE

Price: Only £200.00

Learn more about shark biology, diving with sharks, and shark conservation in this full day PADI Specialty course taught by our dedicated Shark Dive Team.  The day concludes with a dive with one of the largest collections of Sand Tiger sharks in Europe.

The Shark Awareness Course is open to divers with a minimum qualification of PADI Open Water or equivalent. Divers must have logged a dive within the six months prior to their dive date.

This is a PADI Speciality course, which counts towards the PADI Master SCUBA Diver Certification

  • Requirements:
    • Open only to divers with a minimum qualification of PADI Open Water or equivalent. Divers must have logged a dive within the six months prior to their booked dive date.
    • You need to meet the medical requirements in order to dive – please click the link to find out more about this. A PADI liability release must also be completed once you arrive at the park.
  • Calendar: Please call 01383 411880 for available dates
  • Timing: Full day course – starts at 10am Click here for the COURSE CONTENT
  • Equipment: Use your own equipment or hire ours (charges apply)
  • Includes:
    • Lunch
    • PADI certificate
    • Full safety briefing and training
  • Cameras can be taken into the tank if pre-arranged with our dive instructor for this offer. There is a cost of £25 to use your underwater cameras in the tank. Photo packages are also available.

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The Shark Awareness Course voucher is valid for twelve months.

Buy online now and then call us on 01383 411880 to book.  Terms and Conditions apply.

 

PHOTO PACKAGES AVAILABLE

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 online.

Bronze: £30

4 x printed photos

Silver: £50

10 x printed photos

Gold: £60

Disc with all photos plus 2 x printed photos.

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FOR ALL DIVERS: You need to check 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. Refund is available only on medical form basis.

PLEASE NOTEAll our e-vouchers are sent instantly to your inbox once your order is completed. Once a ticket 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.

Please give us a call (01383 411880) or email us on [email protected] to check availability and book your space!

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