Published on January 12th, 2015 | by Manisha Surange


SCUBA diving in Dubai Mall Aquarium

Al Boom Diving team are one of the best in the business to be able to offer SCUBA diving in the Dubai Mall Aquarium’s shark tank.
A very daring dive and challenging adventure has an intentionally built shark aquarium, with a capacity of 10 million litres of salt water. The Dubai Mall Aquarium is home to more than 33,000 creatures from 140 species. The aquarium is the largest suspended aquarium in the world and has one of the most diverse collections. There are more than 400 sharks and rays in the tank, including the world’s biggest collection of Sand Tiger sharks. Other shark species include black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, zebra sharks, wobbegongs, grey reefs and nurse sharks.

There are also different kinds of ray species in the aquarium including cow-nose rays, fan-tails, eagle rays, leopard rays, shave-nose rays and bowmouth guitarfish. Other fish in the tank include tropical species such as napoleon wrasse, batfish, big-eye trevally, clown fish, faint grouper, giant trevally, moray eels, snappers and unicornfish.

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREThe maximum depth of the tank is close to 11 metres and it’s maintained at a constant temperature of 24 degrees C which is more than comfortable.

Shark Dives in the Aquarium
Al Boom Diving offers certified divers the opportunity to dive for adventure in the aquarium tank. Enthusiasts can get up close and personal with its occupants. A chance to face the large sharks and rays that inhabit the tank is rare, Al Boom Diving guarantees an experiences of a lifetime to see such amazing diversity and numbers of species.

The recreational dives are run four times a day, every two hours from 13:00 and all equipment is provided by the centre. A training presentation is provided before the dive to prepare participants for the specialist environment of the tank. Each one gets a certificate of participation afterwards, as a lifelong souvenir of the day.

For booking and other inquires please contact:
Al Boom Diving Aqua Center
Al Wasl Road
Jumeirah 1
Dubai – UAE.
Tel.: +971 4 342 2993
Fax : +971 4 342 2995
e-mail[email protected]

For equipment inquiries please contact:
Al Boom Diving Main Shop Workshop
Building No 123, Street 26,
Area 369, Al Quoz Industrial Area 4
Dubai – U.A.E.
Tel.: +971 4 341 4940
Fax : +971 4 341 4960

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
The Dubai Mall
Doha Street Off 1st Interchange
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.:+971 4 448 5200

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