After introducing Shark Dives, Cage Snorkelling
Experiences and Glass-bottom Boat tours for closer encounters with
the 33,000 aquatic animals, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is now
offering a special package that will appeal to seasoned divers who
want to enrich their diving experiences with underwater
photography, gain closer insights into shark feeding, and also
work towards getting their PADI Master Certification.
all-new Dubai Aquarium Speciality Dive is a three-dive initiative
that offers PADI certified visitors over the age of 10 years, the
opportunity to take their diving experiences to a whole new level
of exploring the marvels of underwater photography and joining in
the excitement as aquarium experts feed the Sand Tiger Sharks at
The added advantage of this pre-approved
PADI Distinctive Specialty Course is that it ensures that divers
receive a PADI Certificate Card on completion, which counts
towards their PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Open to all
PADI certified divers, ‘Speciality Dives’ will treat the
adventurous, in Dive 1, to a swimming session with Sand Tiger
Sharks, Reef Sharks, Rays and the newest members of the Aquarium
aquatic family, the Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks and Silvertip
Dive 2 teaches enthusiasts to identify shark
species and practice underwater photography. A 30-minute theory
and tracking session briefing will precede the photography tips.
Dive 3 takes them inside the Cage for a Shark Feed photography
session, where they are offered the rare and spine-thrilling
opportunity of coming within inches of numerous sharks while staff
divers carry out the feed.
The three exhilarating ‘Speciality
Dive’ experiences can be enjoyed either on the same day or on
different days, as per the convenience of the visitors.
Damian Prendergast, General Manager, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater
Zoo, said, “We are always finding ways to push the envelope in
offering unprecedented adventures at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater
Zoo. For novice divers, our Cage Snorkelling Experiences and Shark
Dives are a great introduction to the underwater world. We are now
looking to enhance and improve the experiences for seasoned
divers. The Dubai Aquarium Specialty Dive offers them an amazing
opportunity to achieve their PADI Master Dive certification in
such a unique setting as an aquarium within a mall, in the
presence of thousands of onlookers.”
the Speciality Dive sessions can use modern underwater photography
equipment provided by Dubai Aquarium, and potentially get their
photographs selected for the Top 10 Best Photos to be displayed at
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
The Speciality Dives are organised in association with Al Boom Diving, which also supports
the Shark Dives and Cage Snorkelling Experiences in the
aquarium. All participants are briefed thoroughly on the do’s and
don’ts of diving in the 10 million litre tank, as well as details
of the three dive sessions. Experienced dive masters accompany the
3-dive Dubai Aquarium Speciality is priced at AED 1,875.
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