Shark Encounters

Shark Encounters

16 years +



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A truly unique opportunity to encounter our awesome 3 metre long Sand Tiger Sharks! Descending into 4.5 million litres of sea water fresh from the Firth of Forth, you will also encounter in teaming abundance up to 20 different species of sharks, rays and fish from native scottish waters. Even qualified SCUBA divers rarely meet sharks in such close proximity and close encounters are guaranteed.
Amazingly no experience is necessary as our PADI Dive Instructors will train you in the skills you require to enter the tank and escort you to meet the sharks and the marine animals in our temperate seas exhibit. What is more the diver’s friends and family can also follow the entire adventure from the UK’s longest underwater acrylic tunnel.
This is the most memorable experience or gift – ever!

BUY ONLINE NOW to receive your e-voucher instantly.

Shark Encounters –  £185 – this includes free admission for two spectators. Your voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. Please note that we usually expect 6-8 weeks advanced notice for the date you wish to book.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE OR call us today for an amazing dive experience!

Please call our bookings team on 01383 411880 to purchase this incredible gift!  If purchased online, our e-vouchers are sent instantly to your inbox once your order is completed.  A valid Email address is required, simply print off the voucher and give as an unforgettable experience.

Click on the image below to view a video of the whole experience.

Please note: the diver must complete a PADI medical form in order to dive – please click the link.

You’ll never forget your first time in our tank.  Family and friends can watch – and take photographs to prove your fearlessness.

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.

**Dive with a Buddy and SAVE ££ **

Book your shark dive with a friend and save.  Simply call and book your two places to receive this great offer! Terms and conditions apply*  This offer cannot be purchased online, please call our bookings team on 01383 411880 to purchase these vouchers.

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

Please Note: For all vouchers purchased through the Groupon website, please refer to the following Terms and Conditions.



Please note that we will not be running Shark Encounter sessions on the weekends of 24th/25th December 2016 or 31st December/1st January 2017

Our Shark Encounters are run on Saturdays and Sundays only, at 3 different time slots – 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  Please call  01383 411880 to check availability.
We recommend booking your dive at least 4 – 6 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.





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Shark Encounters: FAQs

What are the general requirements?
You need to be over 16 years of age and you need to meet the medical requirements on the medical questionnaire.  Please note:  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.

Is it safe?
Our tank is a safe environment to dive in and our team 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 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.

When can I dive?
Our Shark Encounters are run every weekend at 3 different time slots – 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  You must pre-book your dive by calling 01383 411880.  Dive sessions are subject to availability.

How long does the course last?
The course is approximately 2 hours in length.  This includes training, briefing and a 15 – 20 minute dive.

What do I need to wear?
At Deep Sea World we dive in dry suits and SCUBA gear.  Please bring a change of warm clothes with you on the day of your dive to wear under your dry suit.  Tracksuit bottoms, long sleeved t-shirts and warm socks are perfect.

Can my friends watch me dive?
Yes, included in the price are 2 spectators.  You can also have additional spectators at a reduced rate.  Your spectators can watch your dive from the viewing tunnel.

Can I take a camera into the tank?
No sorry, you cannot take a camera into the tank.

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