The Shark Educational Dive is suitable from 10 years up* and will allow participants the chance to immerse themselves in the wonders of the underwater world, and Dive with Sharks at Skegness Aquarium.

With an experienced instructor on hand to guide you, you’ll be getting up close and personal with an array of incredible sea life species, ranging from rays and unicorn fish to black top reef sharks and zebra sharks. Kick things off with an expert briefing and equipment orientation, before taking the plunge on Europe’s only aquarium shark dive for complete novices using cutting edge full face masks designed to optimise participant comfort. Get ready to join the underwater adventures and immerse yourself in the magic of sea life with this incredible, adrenalin-fuelled experience. Breathe how nature intended with state of the art life support equipmnt which will allow you to breathe through your mouth or your nose whilst your instructor gives you verbal guidance and reassurance via a diver communication device.

Leading up to or following your Dive with the Sharks you can explore the wonders of Skegness Aquarium, home to an array of fascinating sea species and interative features. Walk under the waves, discover little-known creatures and see some of the aquarium’s fantastic attractions, including the brand new Jurassic Falls Attraction.

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About Our Experiences

These wonderful educational experiences offer the perfect opportunity to understand sharks and the importance of their conservation. To spend time with them is enlightening and mesmerizing, for both the participant and their one free non-participating spectator.

The Skegness Dive & Snorkelling Centre has developed its experiences in partnership with The British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), and educational partner The Shark Trust to offer you the very best in entry level diver and snorkelling training and shark conservation information.

NEW FOR 2022

We have partnered with Ocean Reef UK/Malta and are using the advanced G-Driver Full Face scuba diving masks to ensure every participant has the best experience possible while maintaining the highest safety standards.

The Shark Educational Dive and Shark Snorkelling Ranger Experiences, which can be booked up to a year in advance, will start from home with an E-Learning process that will prepare participants via an online lesson. Be sure to provide the correct email address when booking to be kept updated about the experience; a new streamlined digital registration form procedure, as well as the e-lesson are all sent electronically. This allows us to complete time consuming paperwork and essential teaching ahead of the event, resulting in participants being prepared in advance for the day.

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Breakdown of the Shark Educational Dive

  • Arrive
  • Donning of swimwear, wetsuit and boots in changing rooms
  • Briefing on the dive gantry
  • Donning of standard Scuba equipment plus an orientation session of the Ocean Reef Full Face Mask on the dive gantry
  • Coral ocean display main tank dive for 40 minutes with expert instructors
    1. 10 minutes on the 2m platform building confidence
    2. 30 minutes exploring the coral ocean display at 4m
  • De-kit and get changed in changing rooms
  • Experience ends
  • You will receive a follow up email approximately 24 hours after which give a post-dive brief
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Safety Information

You must be medically fit to participate in our educational experiences. For more information on this then please visit the FAQ’s section, or email the dive team using the details provided in the contact us section.

*10 and 11 year olds are depth restricted to 2 metres as per training agency guidance. They can take part in the experience but must remain on the 2m platform in the centre of the main tank where they will still experience plenty of interaction.