The world’s largest aquarium, S.E.A Aquarium, is home to more than 100,000 marine life, from 1,000 species across more than 40 diverse habitats. Excitingly, the aquarium in Resorts World Sentosa added two new immersive experiences, one involving diving head first into shark-infested waters, to learn about the (often) misunderstood creatures.
The two new offerings are: PADI Discover Scuba Diving Programme and AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Course. These programmes were created in honour of Shark Awareness Day on July 14. Particularly, the shark diving AWARE will allow participants to get up close and connect with endangered sharks in the waters of the S.E.A habitats – a truly unique and inspiring thing to do for Singaporeans.
Who can take part
The shark diving programme at S.E.A is for certified divers above 12-years-old. These participants will dive head first into the exotic world of more than 100 sharks from 12 different species, and learn the importance of shark conservation, as well as swimming alongside the likes of Scalloped Hammerhead shark and Silvertip shark.
On the course, participants receive lessons about the declining shark populations, value of sharks in the marine ecosystem, and why it’s important to protect sharks in our oceans. Certainly, a spectacular experience for marine life lovers.
The AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course is an eight-hour session, available to book here, for $488 per person.
However, if you’re too hesitant to swim along with sharks, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving ($299 for a two-hour session) is the perfect activity to help you warm up to marine life. This programme is for non-divers above the age of 10, where you will learn essential skills and experience diving alongside experts. Definitely, you’ll either appreciate the underwater world or decide it’s not for you!