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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary - Shark Dive Xtreme

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West Esplanade | Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 8251 7878
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AWESOME

The kid will love this place and couples and everyone will find this place very interesting and... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
butterflyrose12
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Closed, gone, finito

Sadly this attraction is now permanently closed. Such a pity as it was great for children and... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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West Esplanade | Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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+61 2 8251 7878
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"shark dive"
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"amazing experience"
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"grey nurse sharks"
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"manly sea life sanctuary"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"huge sharks"
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"birthday gift"
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"underwater experience"
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"some great photos"
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"my partner"
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"bucket list"
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"an aquarium"
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"thanks guys"
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

The kid will love this place and couples and everyone will find this place very interesting and just nice to visit for a day out. A lovely trip over by ferry to manly beach then a short walk down the esplanade containing great shopping and...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Sadly this attraction is now permanently closed. Such a pity as it was great for children and adults alike. Hope all the fish and penguins, etc, found good homes!

5  Thank BKP-Sydney
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Glad I got to return here one last time Training is excellent and whilst the adrenaline pumps you feel safe Good to see this place do so much for conservation and rehabilitation of grey nurses and also offer templet care for other shark species. One...More

Thank Shaun M
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

When we heard that Manly Sea Life Sanctuary was closing at the end of January, we made a point of visiting it, and wished we had been there more often. There is a wide variety of sea creatures, all seeming content in their environment, with...More

Thank Marjie781
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

We have been fortunate enough to have cage dived with great whites in SA, snorkelled with tiger sharks in WA, swam with whale sharks and humpbacks and although this is in the aquarium, it was equally amazing. We did this for my wife's 50th and...More

Thank Murray R
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Professional and friendly staff that will ease your anxiety with good informations and a smile. Unreal Experience, Thanks for everything!

Thank Dacier M
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Was always a dream to swim with these magnificent and amazing creatures and this was the perfect first time! The booking process was super easy and despite a slight issue with the booking, due to over booked slots, the people at Manly Sanctuary were just...More

Thank AjKamath
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

I think the instructors were Alex and Harry but names aside they were great :) It was a fantastic experience and was not frightening at all. I had never dived before but they go though everything with you and put you at ease. Are these...More

Thank suddsj
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Such a shame this place is closing if I had the amount of money they need I would defo keep this place open it’s spectacular and me and my partner ended up speaking to a lush women as she was supervising the shark dive and...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Amazing had some much fun and also scary but we had alot of fun.I would really recommend this place. Had heaps of fun and also so funny watching my daughters scream and get scared

Thank Christine D
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plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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Angie L
April 19, 2018|
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Response from AjKamath | Reviewed this property |
Hey... no actual stair climbing under water or on land. Guessing that’s just a question on the form to ensure fitness levels- I don’t remember noticing it! :) They do not allow personal go pro/cameras underwater as they... More
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Jason H
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Chris F | Property representative |
Hi Jason H, You are correct, we do not use a cage. We do take extensive measures to ensure that our guests are safe and well prepared for their dive. This includes having an instructor ratio of one to every two guests... More
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clew09
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Leigh C |
You're accompanied by an instructor throughout the experience, including explaining how to use the equipment and dive safely, and doing some training in a little pool attached to the aquarium.
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