Immerse Yourself with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays & More

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to dive with whale sharks, manta rays and thousands of other fish. Suit up to SCUBA dive in the pristine waters of the Ocean Voyager exhibit for a once in a lifetime experience. 

This program has restrictions

  • Proof of autonomous Open Water SCUBA certification from a recognized organization is required

  • Must be 12+ years old to participate. All guests 18 years of age and younger must come with a participating adult.

  • People of all abilities can participate in this program. Please contact the dive team to ensure we can accommodate you.

What to Expect...

  • Guided Tour

    Our professional divers are with you at all times to answer questions, ensure your safety, and guide you around the exhibit.

  • Spend 30 Minutes in the Water

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

  • Take Home a T-shirt

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

  • Georgia Aquarium Dive Team

    Our team of dive professionals will pick you up from the desk, give you a dive briefing, and fully prepare you for your experience. All gear is set up, thoroughly checked, and broken down for you. This is a truly VIP experience.

See a Dive in Action

Want to enhance your experience?

The Aquatic Advocate Program (formerly the PADI Whale Shark/Manta Ray Specialty) offers dive guests an opportunity to immerse themselves with greater knowledge and appreciation through direct observation and education. For more information, click here!

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

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