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2-hr Scuba Shark Diving & Entry Ticket to National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

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    Scuba dive with majestic sharks and come up close with the ocean's apex predators at National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. Learn from instructors and then dive up to meters deep.


    • If you are a certified scuba driver, get ready for a 45-min adrenaline rush as you dive into the shark tank with sand tiger sharks, and black tip reef sharks, among others.

    • Discover the deep aquarium tank, even if you're not a certified scuba diver. With an instructor, you can dive among hammerheads, zebra sharks, stingrays, and more.

    • Swim up to a depth of 5 meters and experience the beauty of marine life sourced from the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Amazon, Pacific, Mediterranean, and Arctic waters.

    • Discover 10 zones like the Frozen Ocean, Flooded Forest, and Ring of Fire. Walk through the longest underwater tunnel and observe penguins, otters, and more.

    • Fun Fact: The Abu Dhabi National Aquarium is home to reticulated pythons–the largest snake breeds in the world that can go up to 16 feet in length.


    • 2-hr scuba diving for certified and non-certified divers

    • Entry to the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

    • Diving in the main aquarium tank

    • Diving in the shark tank

    • Diving gears

    • Professional diving instructor


    • Photos and videos

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Scuba Diving with Sharks

    Diving with Sharks is an adrenaline top 10, and a 2-hr scuba diving experience at National Aquarium is the ideal place to swim with the sharks. Certified scuba divers can go head-to-head with sand tiger sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of marine animals.

    If you are a novice scuba diver, your expedition begins with a PADI-certified training session at the largest aquarium in the Middle East. You'll learn the basics of using the respirator, underwater hand signals, and swimming techniques. Your instructor will guide you as you submerge up to 1 meter and gradually descend deeper for 45 minutes, exploring the ethereal riches of sea life.

    Certified divers can skip training and dive straight into the deep blue waters of the stingray habitat, followed by the shark tank housing more than 200 sharks. The surreal experience of swimming alongside oceanic predators is sure to get your heart racing. Non-certified divers can dive into the main aquarium tank and get their pictures clicked underwater as they swim through schools of Butterflyfish, Sea Dragons, Moray Eels, and Octopuses, among others. Swim through the ruins of a sunken ship and encounter colorful fishes darting in and out of the wreckage.

    Stroll through National Aquarium

    Take a break from diving and stroll through the longest underwater tunnel to witness exotic birds and cute puffins in their icy enclosure. The aquarium features displays of mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, including a seven-meter-long reticulated python. Visitors can hand-feed sharks and explore the rainforest, frozen ocean, and other zones during the 2-hour tour for an unforgettable experience.

    Important Information

    • Children aged 10-17 years must be accompanied by their legal guardian on the day of the scuba diving experience. However, the legal guardian won't be able to witness the scuba dive unless they purchase a General Admission ticket.

    • All divers must be medically fit and should not be taking any medication, in case you are taking any medications, you must present a doctor's clearance to participate.

    • Participants must refrain from flying or going over 300m (Burj Khalifa tower) for 12 hours post-dive.

    • One group can accommodate a maximum of 4 divers.

    • Guests must sign and complete a Dive Medical Participant Questionnaire and a Liability Release and Risk Assessment form before participating in scuba diving.

    • Non-certified divers need to report two hours prior to the dive.

    • Certified divers need to report one hour prior to the dive.

    • It is recommended to bring along your swimwear, towel, waterproof camera, or GoPro.

    • Certified divers are people who have completed a PADI open water course in the past or have any other diving certificates.

    • Certified divers must present a soft copy of their scuba-diving certification at check-in. Failure to do so will downgrade their experience to the non-certified scuba dive without a refund of the difference.

    • While diving do not put your hand in the shark’s mouth, don’t swim away on your own, and don’t try to corner the animals.


    • This experience is restricted for guests aged 10 years and under.

    • As part of this experience, non-certified divers are restricted to the main aquarium tank and are not permitted to enter the shark tank.


    • Daily: 12.30pm to 6.30 pm
    • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

    • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

    Ticket Redemption Point

    • Show your ticket at The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi.

    • Address: Al Qana - Rabdan - Al Maqta' - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.

    Get Directions to the Redemption Point

    Getting There

    By Bus

    • The closest bus stop is Khaleej Al Arabi St / Bus Interchange. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the attraction.

    • Board buses #21, #22, #101, and more to get you there.

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