Adrenaline Junkies Can Now Enjoy A Swim With Sharks At UAE’s National Aquarium

by Shrestha Purkayastha
by Shrestha Purkayastha 236

At the National Aquarium in Al Qana, Abu Dhabi, adrenaline junkies can now dive to their hearts’ delight. Visitors to the Middle East’s largest aquarium will be able to get up up and personal with gentle sharks and rays in the main tank. This experience with the region’s largest collection of sharks and rays in a single tank is open to certified and non-certified divers, as well as anyone searching for an adventure. The main tank, which houses hammerhead sharks, zebra sharks, eagle rays, and other shark and ray species, can be explored by visitors with no prior driving experience or certification.

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Scuba Divers Get The Opportunity To Swim With Sand Tiger Sharks & Lemon Sharks

Scuba divers can swim with sand tiger sharks, lemon sharks, and one of the world’s only schools of hammerhead sharks up to 2.5 metres long. Part of the pleasurable experience is learning about the many species observed. Sharks are widely misunderstood, and many species are being threatened by overfishing. Through our immersive experiences, the National Aquarium aims to alleviate this anxiety and spotlight these beautiful and fascinating creatures.

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New Divers Get The Opportunity To Learn About The Underwater World

Sign Language is a form of communication that is used prior to the dive experience, an instructor will provide a brief theoretical lecture to ensure that the basic safety standards for shallow water diving are followed. At all times, divers will be accompanied by a guide. Divers who are new to diving will be able to learn how to communicate underwater using sign language. Divers of all skill levels are invited to take part in live feeding demonstrations. Over 46,000 animals and 300 different species may be found at the National Aquarium, which is divided into ten zones. These animals are looked for by a group of 80 marine biologists and professionals.

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From Wednesday through Sunday, you can participate in a scuba diving adventure. The ‘Shark Dive’ (for certified divers only) costs Dh790 (1, 3, 5, and 7 pm), while the ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ (for non-certified divers) costs Dh1,210 (3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm). Visit https://thenationalaquarium.ae to make a reservation.

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