Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Looking for a unique Birthday present for the junior explorer in your life? Why not give them the chance to get face to fin with some of the coolest creatures in the ocean?

At Blue Planet Aquarium, we have special kid-sized scuba gear, allowing children to have an up-close experience with our amazing sharks!

Your dinky diver will head, completely supervised, to the reef section of the Ocean tank for the once in a lifetime experience of diving with lifetime experience of diving with our 5ft Black Tip Reef Sharks!

You will also encounter Port Jackson Sharks, Zebra Bullhead Shark, Arabian and Brownbanded Bamboo Sharks, Southern Stingrays, Moray Eels, Wobblegong Sharks and a variety of tropical fish,

Our underwater bridge platform means junior dives will take place at a safe depth of two metres. You’ll be able to see their dive with a birds eye view on the tank’s surface, or in our aqua tunnel – don’t worry though, you’ll remain on dry land throughout!

Junior shark encounter experiences are packed to the gills with the following:

  • Full instructions and expert supervision
  • Full use of a special children’s scuba kit
  • Free entry for an accompanying spectating adult
  • Guaranteed close-up shark encounters

We often run dives on Saturdays and Sundays at 8.30am, although this remains subject to change and availability.

After you’ve purchased the dive, and received the voucher confirmation, call our bookings team on 0151 357 8804 to book your dive.  We currently have the following dates available;

20th February – good availability

21st February – good availability

22nd February – good availability

23rd February – good availability

24th February -good availability

11th March – good availability

12th March – good availability

We update the above weekly, and as such it should be used as a guide only. Dive bookings are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Dive vouchers are valid for a full six months from the date of purchase. General terms and conditions apply.

Junior divers must be aged 8 to 15, and a minimum height of 125cm (4ft2″)

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.

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