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Here at Blue Planet Aquarium we’re offering the ultimate Christmas gift experience for thrill seekers in the shape of their jawesome shark scuba dives.
Blue Planet is the only aquarium in England to offer genuine shark scuba diving experiences – enabling absolute beginners to dive with three-metre-long sharks, stingrays and hundreds of amazing tropical marine fish.
In the run up to Christmas  we’re offering more than 20% savings off  Shark Encounters for novice divers.
Dives start at just £175 for adults plus youngsters from 8-15 years of age can also dive in to a winter wonderland of underwater adventure.
For a limited period the aquarium has reduced the cost of their Junior Shark Encounter to just £95.
Youngsters receive full training from the aquarium’s team of highly qualified instructors and spend time getting comfortable in a training pool before meeting the sharks in groups of two inside a special section of the 3.8 million litre shark display.
The three-hour session is an unforgettable experience for both youngsters and their parents to enjoy.
Blue Planet Aquarium also offers a variety of diving options for divers with disabilities. These experiences are also open to both non-divers and qualified divers and can be arranged on an individual basis.
As an official PADI Dive Centre, Blue Planet Aquarium is able to provide the very highest levels of professional training and instruction; ensuring total novices are able to fully enjoy these unforgettable undersea encounters.
Diving with sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium has previously won the Gold Award for Tourism Experience of the Year at the Visit Chester & Cheshire Tourism Awards and was Highly Commended at the North West Tourism Awards.
There are more than a dozen different species of sharks and rays on display ranging from exotic guitar sharks to black tip reef sharks and bizarre-looking zebra sharks.
The display also contains some real giants of the deep in the shape of nurse sharks (max. length 4 metres), lemon sharks (max. length 3.4 metres), stingrays (max. width 2 metres) and, of course, the famous sand tiger sharks (max. length 3.2 metres).
For more information and to purchase gift vouchers for Shark Encounters, Junior Shark Encounters and the other dive experiences (valid for up to three months from the date of purchase) please call 0151 357 8804 or visit

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