Turn Your Fear into Fascination

Our Shark Cage Dive program is temporarily unavailable, but it will be back soon. In the meantime, check out all these exciting encounters waiting for you!


This program has a very limited schedule and capacity for reservations, so book your space now.

  • Guests should arrive at the Animal Interactions Desk area at least 15-30 minutes prior to scheduled start time.
  • Each program is limited to up to 8 guests.
  • Guests are required to wear masks until they get in the cage.
  • Guests are not required to be dive certified to participate in this program.
  • Due to the nature of the cage and full-face mask, this experience may be difficult for those who have a hard time with confined spaces.
  • All participants must be ages 12 and older.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult.  For guests 15 and under, each minor must have a participating adult (one adult per 15-and-under minor required).
  • All participants must be ticketed for the Interaction.
  • General Admission NOT included

Please find this program’s FAQ here.

CANCELLATION AND DATE CHANGE POLICY: The program fee is non-refundable; however, the program will be rescheduled whenever possible. The Aquarium will reschedule your encounter if given notice more than 48 hours in advance. There will be a change fee of $20 per ticket if notice is given within 14 days of the original reservation date. Cancellations and no-shows will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Shark Cage Dive 1

You'll Get To...

  • Suit up & Get Wet

    You're going deep, so you'll need a wetsuit. Don't worry, we provide the wetsuit, towels, lockers and showers.

  • Learn About Sharks

    We include an educational presentation about sharks, their environment and conservation efforts so you can be their advocates.

  • See Our Sharks Up Close

    Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures in this one-of-a-kind experience.

Step inside the cage!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I arrive for my program?
  • Can I bring my own mask?
  • I’m claustrophobic – should I participate?
  • What is your cancellation/no-show policy?
  • What times are available for the Cage Program?
  • What kind of equipment will I be using?
  • How deep underwater will I go?
  • What if I am not comfortable using the full-face mask?
  • Is it safe to dive with sharks?
  • How can I best prepare for my experience using a full-face mask?
  • Do you offer private changing rooms?
  • Are you able to participate in a Shark Cage Dive with special needs/considerations?
  • How big is the Sharks! Predators of the Deep® habitat and what will I see?
  • What is the purpose of this program?
  • Do I need to be a certified diver to participate?
  • What’s the duration of the program and what’s included in the experience?
  • Is this a swim-with-sharks program?
  • What should I bring with me?
  • Do I have to pre-register or can I sign up when I arrive?
  • What are the age requirements?
  • Are guests welcome to watch?
  • Where do I go when I arrive?
  • Will there be a staff member with me?
  • How do I make a reservation?
  • What is your rescheduling policy?
  • Can we feed/touch the animals?
  • Can I buy out a time slot for a more private experience?
  • What are the physical limitations of the cage dive program?
  • Can I bring a photographer or person with me to film underwater?
  • Are you able to participate in an Encounter with special needs?
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