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 Note: Dive Immersion does not maintain a waitlist for programming nor can it add additional participants for any reason.

Please check back here for the most up-to-date availability.

What to Expect


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


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


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

Swimmer Requirements

Age Restrictions

  • Participants must be at least 12 years old at the time of the event. Any swimmer under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian IN THE WATER with them. There must be 1 adult present PER minor ages 12-14, or 1 adult present for up to seven minors 15-17 years old.
  • Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver signed and dated by their parent or court-appointed legal guardian.

Physical Ability

  • Participants must be able to dress themselves into and out of a wetsuit without
    assistance from staff (or be able to provide someone to assist them).
  • Participants must be able to climb out of habitat via in-water ladder.
  • Guests with special considerations/needs should inform the dive team by
    emailing prior to event date. We are happy to make reasonable accommodations to improve your experience.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the age requirements?
  • What are the physical limitations of the Swim Program?
  • What is the duration of the program and what is included in the experience?
  • What times are available for the Swim Program?
  • How do I make a reservation?
  • Do I have to pre-register, or can I sign up when I arrive?
  • Can I buy out a time slot for a more private experience?
  • Will there be a guide in the water with me?
  • What equipment is included in the swim program?
  • What should I bring with me?
  • Can we touch the animals?
  • What else can I add-on to my experience?
  • Can we take our own photos or video?
  • Are guests welcome to watch? Do they have to buy a ticket?
  • What is your cancellation/no-show policy?
  • What is your rescheduling / date change policy?
  • Am I able to participate in the swim with impairments or disabilities?
  • How big is the Ocean Voyager exhibit, and what will I see?
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