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Eye-to-Eye Shark Dives

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They're back! With new safety precautions.

Experience the thrill of getting up close to more than a dozen massive sharks while learning about their biology and how we can protect them in the wild. Hovering nurse sharks. Gliding sand tiger and sandbar sharks. Black tip reef sharks and silvery crevalle jack – all just feet away in the South Pacific Aquarium’s Outer Reef habitat.

We're beyond thrilled to bring back the opportunity for you to get Eye-to-Eye with our amazing sharks! We have new safety measures to keep you and our staff safe, and align with state and national dive program guidelines. Available for households of up to 4 people.

Yes, it's warm! Our sharks are warm-water species: Their water is a comfy 74 degrees, while the air is downright balmy. We'll give you a dry-suit that completely seals out water, so you can wear street clothes underneath.

Let our dive experts teach you the basics of breathing surface-supplied air, then guide you into a sturdy underwater cage in our 225,000-gallon warm water shark exhibit. No experience is necessary!

You must book in advance.

Event Details

  • When

    No upcoming dates scheduled
  • Price

    $210 Zoo member household/$255 non-member household (Flat rate: One household per dive with up to 4 participants who do not need to stay socially distanced). This includes Zoo admission
  • Recommended Ages

    Ages 8 and up
  • Venue

    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

    5400 N Pearl St
    Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
    United States