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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.
  • Find this programs FAQ’s here

Learn about Speciality Certifications

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Georgia Aquarium doing to help guests and staff stay healthy?
  • Do you offer private changing rooms?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • What equipment is included in the dive program?
  • What equipment is included in the swim program?
  • What times are available for the SCUBA dive program?
  • What times are available for the snorkel swim program?
  • Can we feed the animals?
  • What’s the water temperature?
  • What is your rescheduling / date change policy?
  • How do I make a reservation?
  • Will there be a guide in the water with me?
  • Are guests welcome to watch? Do they have to buy a ticket?
  • Where do I go when I arrive at the Aquarium?
  • Can my size be accommodated?
  • Are you able to dive / swim with special needs?
  • What are the age requirements?
  • Can I pre-register? Do I have to pre-register?
  • What is the cost of the program?
  • What should I bring with me?
  • Do I have to be SCUBA certified?
  • What’s the difference between SCUBA and swim?
  • How big is the Ocean Voyager exhibit, and what will I see?
  • What’s the duration of the program and what’s included in the experience?
  • What is the purpose of this program/overview of the dive?
  • Which program should I participate in: the swim or dive?
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