Denver’s Downtown Aquarium is an amazing public venue featuring more than one million gallons of salt and fresh water, highlighting fascinating ecosystems from around the world and over 500 species of animals.

Open Water Training Dives, Try Scuba, Scuba Review, Swim With The Fish, Dive With The Fish, Dive With The Sharks, Ecology and other Specialty Courses.


  • shark cage experience
    Persons with disabilities will be accommodated by the best possible means. Some special needs participates may require trained assistants. Please let us know in advance how we can be of help? For special needs questions, please call (303) 789-2450. Start Times : Sat/Sun "A" Group 11:30am (arrival 11:15) Sat/Sun "B" Group 12:30pm (arrival 12:15)    Cannot be selected if "A" Group has available space Sat/Sun "C" Group 9:30am (arrival 9:15)  Only if A & B groups are full PLEASE NOTE: All "A" group classes are filled first.  If you sign up for the "B" group before the "A" group is full A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center reserves the right to transfer you into the "A" group.  This also applies to signing up for the "C" group if there is space for you or your group in the "A" or "B" group. Important: Please be sure to read our "Terms & Conditions" for cancellation or transfer policy.
  • Adventure Diver Aquarium Eco Diver Specialty Program
    Starting in December the course fee will be $320 Are you ready for some serious diving fun? If so, our AQUARIUM ECO DIVER SPECIALTY PROGRAM is for you! Includes: (1) Shark Cage Experience (1) Scuba Dive Four SSI Ecology Specialties (Coral ID, Fish ID, Sea Turtle Ecology and Shark Ecology) Use of:  Tank, BCD, Regulator, Gauges, Exposure Suit, Gloves and Beanie
      • • You’ll meet in the Divers Lounge at the Aquarium at 7am
     
      • • The planned ending time is approximately 1pm.
     
      NOTE: Ending time can vary and is based on the number of participants and their progress.
    Important: Please be sure to read our "Terms & Conditions" for cancellation or transfer fees.  Please read each item . Your acceptance at checkout indicate you understand and agree to the Terms & Conditions.
  • If you're a certified diver, you can experience the afternoon adventure of a lifetime in the Sunken Shipwreck exhibit. This program is offered Saturdays and Sundays, at 1:30 p.m.  Arrival time: 1:15
  • We offer an even more "in depth" experience with our 400 lb. Queensland Grouper, Stingrays, Guitar Fish, Potato Cod,  Moray Eels, Red Drums and 400 other exotic underwater animals in the Under the Sea exhibit. This program is offered Saturdays and Sundays, at 11:30 a.m. Arrival time: 11:15
  • Come experience an incredible snorkeling adventure, right in the heart of Denver! The experience is offered on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9:30am.  Arrival time: 9:15    
  • Ever since you can remember, you have wanted to try scuba diving, right? We've got just what you need to discover what it's like to Scuba Dive. Try Scuba is offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM. Arrival time: 1:15. Must be 10 years of age or older. Important: Please be sure to read our "Terms & Conditions" for cancellation or transfer policy.  Please read each item . Your acceptance at checkout indicate you understand and agree to the Terms & Conditions.
  • If you're anxious to begin your open water dives right away, you can complete your first two of the required four dives in the “perfect setting.”

    Class Times:

    • A Group Dives: Sat 8:00am
    • B Group Dives: Sat 1:00pm
    Note: MUST call when enrolling students age 10-14 (303) 789-2450 If it has been over 6 months since you completed your Class/Pool training the you must call the store before you purchase this course. Please select the A group class first, if it is full you may then select the B group. Important: Please be sure to read our "Terms & Conditions" for cancellation or transfer policy.  Please read each item . Your acceptance at checkout indicate you understand and agree to the Terms & Conditions.
  • This Private Scuba Review & Skills Update will reacquaint you with diving so that you’re back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world. Included in your registration fee is the online digital manual and recognition card. Important: Please be sure to read our "Terms & Conditions" for cancellation or transfer fees.  Please read each item . Your acceptance at checkout indicate you understand and agree to the Terms & Conditions.
  • Want to stay warm and toasty on a dive?  Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Important: Please be sure to read our "Terms & Conditions" for cancellation or transfer fees.  Please read each item . Your acceptance at checkout indicate you understand and agree to the Terms & Conditions.