Dive with Whale Sharks

Diving with Whale Sharks Program Description:
Georgia Aquarium is the only location in the world where diving face-to-fin with whale sharks, the largest fish on Earth, is guaranteed. In our Journey with Gentle Giants experience, plunge into the depths of Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot, and come closer than ever before to a vast diversity of species from three different oceans. Open Water certified divers ages 12 and up are eligible to participate in the SCUBA program. All gear is provided for the 30-minute dive and personal masks are permitted.

Cost:
Members: $302.95 plus tax
Nonmembers: $335.95 plus tax

Program price includes admission to the Aquarium, all presentations and galleries, all equipment, certificate of participation, exclusive t-shirt, and souvenir photo.

When:
Daily at 3 p.m. and with an additional dive on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. This is a 2.5 hour experience. The dive portion will last approximately 30 minutes, and participants will also get to view some behind-the-scenes areas of Georgia Aquarium. You may need to arrive earlier if you wish to experience the AT&T Dolphin Celebration presentation.

Who:
All participants must be ages 12 and older. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water. There is a maximum of 7 children (ages 15-17) per participating adult and EACH child ages 12-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Proof of Open Water SCUBA certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization must be provided, along with photo identification. All participants must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated prior to participating in the program. Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.

Date Change Policy:
A date may be changed free of charge if the change is made at least 14 days in advance of the original date of your visit. If the change is made less than 14 days prior to the original date of your visit, a $50 change fee per ticket will be charged. No changes can be made less than 48 hours prior to the date of your original visit, and the guest will be charged the full program cost.

Cancellations/No-Show Policy:
Cancellations and no-shows will not be refunded or rescheduled. Guests arriving late (after the required program check-in time) will not be permitted to participate in the program and will not be refunded or rescheduled. We encourage guests to arrive at the Aquarium with plenty of time to park, enter, and check into the program. Please plan accordingly.

To change your reservation, please contact the Georgia Aquarium Call Center at 404-581-4000.

Due to the nature of caring for animals, Georgia Aquarium reserves the right to modify, cancel and/ or reschedule programs without notice. Reasonable accommodations will be made to reschedule guests as effectively as possible.

View the FAQ for more information.

Members: Book Your Dive

Nonmembers: Book Your Dive

Animal Encounters

Learn About Whale Sharks in our Animal Guide

Journey with Gentle Giants FAQs