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5 Reasons Why Swimming with Sharks Should Be on Your Bucket List


Thrilling and exciting, swimming with sharks really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you’re an adventure-seeker or just looking for something unforgettable to do with a friend, diving amongst sharks ticks all the boxes.

You might already have a bucket list of your own drawn up with all the usual suspects – travelling, learning a new language, hiking up a mountain and so on – but here are five reasons why you absolutely must add swimming with sharks to your list.

You’ll See One of the Most Beautiful Big Fish

One of the best reasons to dive right into the water is that you’ll have the chance to swim alongside these magnificent big fish. There’s far more to sharks than what’s portrayed in popular culture. Marvel at these majestic creatures to truly appreciate their serene movements, elegant bodies, and unusual features.

You’ll Experience the Unique Underwater World

Nature has many wonders, and there’s nothing quite as breathtaking as the underwater world. Home to more than just sharks, you’ll be able to swim through the impressive Caribbean-reef-inspired waters and marvel at the underwater ecosystem. Vibrant in colour and life, you can immerse yourself in the fantastic habitat of some of the ocean’s most well-known life, such as stingrays, eels, and a plethora of tropical fish.

You’ll Learn More About Marine Life

Part of the experience of swimming with sharks includes learning more about these creatures and their habitat. We bet you didn’t know that there are around 440 species of sharks!

Shark biology is a fascinating topic, and as part of a diving experience you have the opportunity to find out about the diversity of these sea predators. At Blue Planet Aquarium, we house sand tiger sharks, but there are more fantastic species than we could possibly name, including angel sharks, zebra sharks and basking sharks.

You’ll Conquer Your Fears

Sharks have a pretty ferocious reputation, so getting up close and personal to these underwater creatures might sound like the last thing you’d want to do. But, like many other things you’ll add to your bucket list, swimming with sharks is a challenge you can overcome.

The vast majority of people who have experienced our diving sessions have come out with a strong sense of accomplishment – conquering your fears makes the whole experience even more exciting and memorable.

You’ll Create Lasting Memories

There’s no denying that an underwater experience with sharks is unforgettable. Diving cageless alongside these creatures makes for truly lasting memories. With all of our dives, you can bring along spectators to take photographs of you under the water. After all, you’ll need evidence to prove to all of your friends and family that you did it!

Diving Experiences for Everyone

At Blue Planet Aquarium we offer a number of different dive packages to suit all ages and abilities. Whether you’re an experienced diver or an absolute beginner, you can book onto a dive that’s just the right level for you. Set a date for ticking it off your bucket list by booking your dive online, or give our team a call on 0151 357 8804 for more information.