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 fee includes

  • A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center professional dive guide
  • All necessary equipment: mask, exposure suit, footwear, beanie, and gloves
  • Approximately 20 minutes underwater
  • One (1) Aquarium admission for yourself (that day).
  • Tons of fun!

Make sure to read our step by step guide (PDF) of what to expect and what to bring. We recommend printing this out so you have it for easy reference.

Shark Cage Program
Get an up-close panoramic view of an amazing 400,000 gallon exhibit with a large variety of cool critters
This fee applies to regularly scheduled programs. Times are subject to change.
Shark Cage Buyout
Private program for up to 5 people
Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!


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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