Shark Cage Experience

The Downtown Aquarium/A-1 Shark Cage Experience is the perfect opportunity to get an up-close panoramic view of an amazing 400,000 gallon exhibit with a large variety of cool critters including: Five varieties of sharks, 14-foot long sawfish, giant barracudas, sea turtles and more.  The best part……. you don’t have to be a certified diver to participate in this remarkable adventure!

One of our A-1 guides will help fit you with the proper equipment, brief you on the basics of breathing from a surface-supplied regulator and guide you into a large underwater cage in the “Shipwreck” exhibit, for an adventure of a lifetime!


Important Information

  • For ages 8 and above
  • No prior diving experience necessary
  • Need NOT be a certified diver
  • Must be in good health and complete a liability release (click here)
  • Can accommodate up to six guests at one time

Important: Please bring shoes (Keens, flip-flops, water shoes, etc) to wear on the wet deck.  Sorry, no bare feet allowed.

Your $100 fee includes

  • A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center dive guide
  • All necessary equipment: mask, exposure suit, footwear, beanie and gloves
  • Approximately 20 minutes underwater
  • One (1) Aquarium admission for yourself (that day). Simply pick up your wristband at the Member Services window, located inside the main entrance
  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • Coupon for a FREE appetizer at the aquarium restaurant with the purchase of entrée.  One coupon per table per visit.
  • Tons of fun!

This fee applies to regularly scheduled programs. Times are subject to change.  We gladly schedule private programs.  Please call 303-789-2450 for additional information

Reserve the Shark Cage for your group (up to 5 people) $750.   Call A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center at 303 789-2450 to reserve.  Larger groups can be accommodated, please call for details.

VERY IMPORTANT:  We will do our very best to accommodate those with special needs.  In some situations this may necessitate trained assistants.  Therefore, please contact us in advance if you, or someone you know who will be participating in the Cage Dive, will need assistance.  For special needs questions, please call (303) 789-2450.

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