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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary - Shark Dive Xtreme

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Address: West Esplanade | Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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+61 2 8251 7878
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Take the plunge with Shark Dive Xtreme for the opportunity of a lifetime!...

Take the plunge with Shark Dive Xtreme for the opportunity of a lifetime!

Come face to face with huge critically endangered Grey Nurse Sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and a vast array of other marine life. Experienced instructors will prepare you by teaching the basics of SCUBA diving in the classroom and training pool so you feel confident before meeting the sharks.

The 2.5 hour experience includes a 30 minute dive in Shark Harbour, the 4 million litre ocean tank. Friends and family are able to watch all the action from the underwater viewing tunnel.

Take the challenge a step further with Shark Feed Xtreme, a unique opportunity to be in the tank to watch the sharks and fish being fed.

Shark Dive Xtreme is great for first time and experienced divers. All equipment is supplied, just bring swimmers and a towel. Optional in-water photos are available to view and purchase following the dive.

Bookings are essential. Medical restrictions apply.

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Fletch was very helpful when I struggled with the initial scuba training, thank you for ensuring I got out there because I loved every minute of it! Would highly recommend.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Esther K
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fletch was very helpful when I struggled with the initial scuba training, thank you for ensuring I got out there because I loved every minute of it! Would highly recommend.

Thank Esther K
Easley, South Carolina
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My wife and I booked the shark dive for our time in Sydney and were very excited for it. Unfortunately on the flight from the United States I came down with a bad cold. I wrote an e-mail as soon as we arrived to try and cancel my half of the dive and allow my wife to still participate (it... More 

Thank Jim B
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, special thanks to Harry and Evo. These guys were excellent, informative and great fun. My daughter in particular loved the experience.

Thank Besully
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Amazing experience! It's been a long-term dream of mine to dive with sharks, so I just had to do this while visiting friends in Sydney in January. Having never dived before it didn't even cross my mind that I might find it a bit 'claustrophobic' the first time, but I was lucky enough to have the fabulous Matt and Portia... More 

Thank MissCLM
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

What a fab experience!,,,my wife and i had no diving experience and were a little apprehensive....being in our 60's it was an amazing experience! Our instructors, Matty and Harry were incredibly professional, humourous and friendly. Matty spent more than an hour educating us about the various sharks, turtles, sting rays and assorted fish whose enviroment we were about to share.... More 

Thank KevinMeg
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

This was Amazing!!! 5 stars and high fives all around. I had no diving experience and guides, Evo and Harry, made it so easy and comfortable. Their superb guidance made Mr. Miyagi look like a damn fool! Also knowing your money is going to a place that saves animals and takes excellent care of them is an added bonus. And... More 

Thank Staceyangeles
New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

One of the best days I've ever had! Awesome crew and a great chance to see some huge sharks and rays up close!! Amazing experience

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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an experience!!!! I got to check off one of my ultimate life goals- to swim with sharks, rays and turtles! The staff are amazing and very knowledgable. The facility is very educational and exciting. I had such an amazing birthday here and my children have not stopped talking about this! This is a must do activity for anyone... More 

Thank chelseam301
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

If shark diving is not on your bucket list, add it immediately! The whole experience was thrilling, in particular many thanks to Alex and Michelle for making it extra special :) I will never forget the sharks and stingrays passing centimetres from me! Good even if you've never dived before. Or if you want to check if scuba diving is... More 

Thank Joanna J
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I was given the shark dive experience as a gift. It was absolutely amazing! I had the best time. The staff were so informative and entertaining.

Thank Kerri G

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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbor Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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