The sharks  have been released & we're building a new shark exhibit!

Last month, Steven Benjamin of Animal Ocean took the plunge in our Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit with his underwater camera and the results were outstanding. Steve loved diving with us so much that he simply had to return, this time to turn his lens on the I&J Predator Exhibit.

Photo by Steve Benjamin/Animal Ocean

You don’t need a fancy underwater camera to dive with our ragged-tooth sharks. All you need is an Open Water 1 diving qualification (or an advanced qualification if you want to dive in the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit).

Photo by Steve Benjamin/Animal Ocean

Not qualified? Not a problem. You can get your PADI Open Water and Discover Scuba qualifications through Iain’s Scuba School – led by our resident dive master Iain Robertson.

Photo by Steve Benjamin/Animal Ocean

So, you’ve got the necessary qualification and you’re ready to dive. What can you expect to see?

Photo by Steve Benjamin/Animal Ocean

People. Our in-house and guest divers provide endless entertainment for visitors on the other side of the 11m-wide by 4m-high acrylic panel.

Photo by Steve Benjamin/Animal Ocean

Sharks. These ragged-tooth sharks act as ambassadors for their species and we only display them for a short period of time before returning them to the wild. 

Photo by Steve Benjamin/Animal Ocean

Fish. The 2-million-litre I&J Predator Exhibit is home to an impressive collection of predatory fish from the South African south coast. These include shoals of yellowtail and geelbek, giant kob, a brindle bass and black musselcracker.

Photo by Steve Benjamin/Animal Ocean

A 120kg turtle. Yoshi, our resident loggerhead turtle, will cast her spell on you in no time as she glides past you, or you past her. She’s big, she’s beautiful, she’s our hero in a half-shell.

Ready? Book your dive today.

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