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Surround Yourself with Whale Sharks, Rays & More

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and more. You’ll get to swim with a snorkel in the Ocean Voyager exhibit, built by The Home Depot, with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime.

Please find this program’s FAQ here.

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 swim.

  • Take Home a T-shirt

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

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 TripAdvisor.com

See a Swim in Action

Recent Swim Photos

  • Journey with Gentle Giants — Swim 1
  • Journey with Gentle Giants — Swim
  • Journey with Gentle Giants — Swim 2

Animal Fact

Although it’s the largest fish in the world, the whale shark eats some of the tiniest creatures in the ocean, called zooplankton

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 times are available for the SCUBA dive program?
  • Can we feed the animals?
  • What’s the water temperature?
  • What is your rescheduling / date change policy?
  • How do I make a reservation?
  • Where do I go when I arrive?
  • Can my size be accommodated?
  • What is the cost of the program?
  • How big is the Ocean Voyager exhibit, and what will I see?
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