Shark Dive Experience

Join the Crew and take the plunge!

Immerse yourself in one of Lincolnshire’s most adrenaline fuelled experiences with a Skegness shark dive experience. Interact with gracious bat rays and fearsome black tip reef sharks whilst our curious zebra shark comes over to check you out. Here at Skegness Aquarium we offer guaranteed close up animal encounters all under the watchful eye and tutelage of our expert instructors. All introductory experiences include tuition and equipment, however, if you are an experienced diver looking for a dive away from the cold quarries, then bring your gear along and join us in our very own tropical environment.

Dive in our Sunken Hold exhibit, which is home to sharks, rays and shoals of tropical fish, as well as the wreck of the famous schooner from Treasure Island – the Hispaniola.

The Shark Dive Experiences take place every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am or 2pm, upon booking you will be given your allocated time slot to arrive. Due to the high demand for this experience, booking is subject to availability.

Please note: Once you have booked you will need to email your booking order number, date and time, and name of diver to: you will then receive a confirmation email and a link to our website where you can download the appropriate dive paperwork needed which you will also need to bring along with you on the day.

skegness shark dive experience
DSD (10+)


If you are aged 8 and above you can can experience what life is like under the waves alongside one of the apex predators of coral reefs, blacktip reef sharks, as bat rays glide above you and unicorn fish swim past.

Dive briefing and trainings are held in our purpose-built training pool by expert instructors, which will allow complete novices to gain the necessary scuba skills to dive in our exhibit safely.  Your shark dive experience includes:

  • Hire of all well-maintained, inspected and safe equipment
  • A two-three hour experience, with at least 30 minutes of that spent inside our Coral Ocean display
  • Aquarium entry for the dive experience participant and 1 accompanying spectator.  Each diver qualifies for 1 free per person with each additional spectator charged at £5 rather than the standard £9.95. 
  • Suitable for complete novices
  • Experience close encounters with our sharks and stingrays
  • For full details please contact one of our dive instructors on – 01754 228 200 or
  • Day and times booked are subject to change based on booking numbers and availability.
  • Upon booking you will receive a confirmation email within 2 days, please check you spam folder if you haven’t received it within this time.


Additional spectators are free to arrive at any stage in the day along with the dive experience participant(s).

All spectators will be accompanied on a tour of Skegness Aquarium while the divers are conducting their training, and during the sunken hold exhibit dive to get to the best places for photos (and lots of waving).

Please be aware that divers will not be getting into the sunken hold exhibit until the earliest time of 17:00. Skegness Aquarium cannot be held responsible for any long waits that maybe be perceived as unnecessary. The majority of the experience is governed by the pace at which the participants take key information on board.


Get your PADI open water certification with Stellar Divers 5 star dive centre, working in partnership with Skegness Aquarium.

Call or email Stellar Divers to enrol on your next adventure.

If you’re already a qualified diver then you can still join in organised trips and events.

Call 01522 703116 or mail

New for 2017 we also have our distinctive PADI speciality “Skegness Aquarium Photography Diver."

For certified divers only, the price is £215 and includes 2 dives in the Coral Ocean Display, materials and certification and also lunch.


For the organisation which is looking for the ultimate team building activity, Skegness Aquarium allows you to set ice-breaker activities all from the comfort of the Sunken Hold Exhibit.

Use the adrenaline fuelled dive experience to improve communication and teamwork within your ranks, you might even find that a day with our sharks, rays and tropical fish will improve the wellbeing and disposition of your staff.

There is the possibility that the dive experience will open eyes to a broader and a more wet/fishy underwater world.

Special events such as these can be tailored to suit individual business needs.

Please enquiry on the details provided above to find out more.

Partners' Corner

Continued Education, Dive Travel and Consultation Provider

Diving Equipment and Sleepover Distributor

Diving Equipment and Support

Driving Education and Training Provider

Diving Equipment Servicing and Maintenance Provider

Diving Equipment and Support


We are open 10.00am until 5.00pm every day

Last admissions are at 4.00pm

Please check with the Aquarium for details of late opening hours, Christmas hours & special events.

School Holidays:
We are open 9.30am until 6pm every day.  Last admission 5.00pm* Holiday dates may vary by school.


Tower Esplanade, Skegness, Lincolnshire
PE25 3HH