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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
Phone Number:
+61 2 8251 7878
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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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A family day out

Children enjoyed seeing sea creatures close up and penguins were delightful. Plenty to look at and close to Manly pier.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Children enjoyed seeing sea creatures close up and penguins were delightful. Plenty to look at and close to Manly pier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went about a year ago with family visiting from Europe and my niece did the shark dive Xtreme. We had to wait a bit, but there is plenty to see in the building, but then to our surprise she was the only person for the next session. She had a great time as the whole time the instructor could show... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If in need for some adrenaline definitely this is the place to go!Diving with sharks and stingrays is not something generally all people can do, but here there isn't required any diving experience.The instructors are really cool (Fletch and Alex if I remember correctly) with a great sense of humor but also professional in what they do.They explain all procedures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! Our dive instructors Harry and Evo were great, very professional and with a great sense of humor! It was just majestic to see all these sharks, stingrays and sea turtles up close. Now I finally can imagine just how big 4 meter really is! 10/10 would do it again if I were to ever come back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are scuba divers, but I have always wanted to dive up close and personal with sharks. This was an awesome experience to do so! Upon arrival and check in, we were given a small tour of the Sea Life Sanctuary to know what to expect. After that, we were taken to go suit up. After more... More 

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Balgowlah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best time the instructors where fantastic and moved us through nice and easy. It was amazing being that close to all the creatures. I would recommend this experience to anyone

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After doing the Dive once, it was so good I had to do it again!! Excellent experience, best of the best Instructors and Top Animals, not only the sharks but also the sting rays and the turtles!

Thank Rebecca du M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Absolutely awesome experience for my son's 16th birthday. The staff are amazing and passionate about protecting sealife and have inspired my son to follow their example. Special thanks to Evo !

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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 Harbour 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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