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Take the Plunge with a Charity Shark Dive

Do you have what it takes to take a dip with one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks?

Are you brave enough to come face to face with Zebra Shark, Black Tip Shark, Nurse Shark and the 10.5 foot long, 350lbs Sand Tiger Shark?  Take the plunge with a charity shark dive, and help us raise vital funds that will provide a helping hand to children in care.

The NYAS sponsored shark dive is an experience you will never forget!

Date: Saturday 20th November 2021
Time: 2pm
Place: Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire
Registration: £25 per person
Minimum Sponsorship: £475

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water…

Think you’ve got what it takes? Then sign up today by emailing fundraising@nyas.net and get ready for an unforgettable shark dive in support of empowering vulnerable young people.

Challenge FAQs

Do I need to be an experienced scuba diver?

Absolutely no experience is required; Blue Planet’s expert team will look after you above and below the water.  For your shark dive you will receive:

  • Full instructions
  • Close up shark encounter
  • Full scuba diving equipment
  • A Blue Planet “I dived with the sharks’ certificate
  • Free entry for 2 spectators
How can I raise the sponsorship money?

Minimum sponsorship is £475 but our experienced fundraising team are here to help with fundraising ideas.  You can contact them on fundraising@nyas.net or by calling 0151 6498700

Do I need to be fit to take part in the shark dive?

There is a simple medical form that you need to fill out. It asks questions like have you had any surgery in the last 12 months, if you have any back or stomach problems or if you have difficulty performing moderate exercise.

If the answer is no to all of the questions, you are fit to dive with the sharks. If you answer yes to any questions, you will have to get a doctor’s note to say you are fit. Click here to download the medical form.

Are there any other restrictions for this shark dive?

You are not allowed to fly the day prior or the day after a dive.

Can my friends and family come and watch?

You are allowed 2 free spectators as part of your dive. Other friends and family can attend at their own cost but you are only allowed a maximum of 5 spectators due to current restrictions at the Blue Planet Aquarium.

What happens to the shark dive if COVID restrictions return?

In the event that the Blue Planet Aquarium has to close due to COVID restrictions, your shark dive will move to another date that suits you.

If you have any further questions about the charity shark dive, our friendly fundraising team are here to help. Just email fundraising@nyas.net or call 0151 6498700 for further support and guidance.