Surround Yourself with Whale Sharks, Rays & More

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you’re guaranteed to dive with whale sharks, manta rays and thousands of other sea creatures. Suit up to SCUBA dive in the lively waters of the Ocean Voyager exhibit, and have the experience of a lifetime.

Please note:

To attend, you must provide proof of autonomous Open Water SCUBA certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization.

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You'll Get To...

  • Work With a Trainer

    Our divers are with you at all times to answer questions and ensure your safety.

  • Spend 30 Minutes in the Water

    You bring your excitement, and we'll supply everything you need during and after your dive.

  • Take Home a T-shirt

    A souvenir photo and an exclusive t-shirt will remind of this rare experience for years to come.

See a Dive in Action

The manta rays are very playful and love to come over and swoop right above your head! It's also fun to go over the tunnel and up to the window and interact with the people since you have become part of the exhibit... It's such a unique experience.

Sal42 from Cleveland

Recent Dive Photos

  • Rebreather Dive Program
  • Journey with Gentle Giants — Dive
  • Journey with Gentle Giants — Dive 1

Unique Gifts from Georgia Aquarium

Bring the memories home with you! Stop by our gift shop for all your whale shark gifts or shop online here.

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