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Shark Encounter Dives For Beginners

Shark Encounter Dives For Beginners

Blue Planet Aquarium Shark Dive
Dive with the sharks at Blue Planet.

Come face to fin with one of Europe’s largest collection of sharks

Absolutely no experience required – our expert team are here to look after you above and below the surface of the water. Our friendly and experienced time will ensure you get the most from this one of a kind experience.


Our Shark Encounter is a PADI-recognised discovery scuba session, where you’ll learn basic diving techniques from a highly qualified and experienced team – not to mention with our 10-feet Sand Tiger Sharks!

Our Shark Encounters are packed to the gills with the following:

Dive sessions are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2 pm or 4 pm (where availability allows).

 Give those that have everything something they’ll never forget, our Shark Experiences make the perfect gift!

Junior shark dive experience

All the same equipment and training as our adult dive but for those aged 8 to 15. Done in a specialised reef section of our main tank with an underwater platform to help our younger divers stay underwater and get up close to some massive Stingrays and nimble Blacktip Reef Sharks.

What to do once you’ve bought your dive

After you’ve bought your voucher, you can call our bookings team on 0151 357 8804 to enquire about the next available dates.

Please note that bookings are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you’re buying the dive as a gift, your voucher is valid for a full six months from the date of purchase. General terms and conditions apply.

N.B. If you complete the shark encounter, it is recommended that you wait at least 24 hours before flying. Click here to view the PADI Medical Form for this experience.