Shark Dive!

Cancer Research Wales are delighted to be teaming up with Blue Planet Aquarium to offer supporters a chance to get up close and personal with Europe’s largest collection of sharks!

The Blue Planet Aquarium Shark Encounter is a PADI-recognised discovery scuba session. You will learn basic diving techniques from the highly qualified and experienced team – so even absolute beginners can come face-to-fin with this amazing collection of Sharks!

Did we mention that there is no cage? That’s right, this will be an open dive alongside these fascinating creatures!

The Shark Encounter dive offers…

  • Full dive instructions
  • Close-up shark encounters that you will never forget
  • Full use of scuba equipment and training
  • An “I Dived with the Sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium” certificate
  • Free entry for two spectators
  • A chance to support world-class cancer research happening here in Wales.

Spectators are more than welcome to share your experience and take photographs so you can relive the experience later.


When can I do it?

We are currently looking to fill our dedicated Cancer Research Wales dive day, which will be held in April 2019. All divers on this date will be raising funds to support our world-class cancer research projects, which will help us in our fight for a Wales without cancer.

If you would like to complete this epic challenge but on an alternative date, please speak to the team who will be able to advise.

Where can I do it?

The Blue Planet Aquarium is based near North Wales at Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF.

What species of Sharks will I be joining?

You will be in the tank with: Sand Tiger sharks, Nurse sharks, Lemon sharks, Zebra sharks, Guitar sharks, Southern Atlantic stingrays, and various other smaller sharks and fish.

What is the cost?

For this fantastic experience, we are looking for supporters to pay a £99.00 deposit to officially secure their place, and then raise a minimum of £400.00 in sponsorship. Our fundraising team will be here to support you with this fantastic experience and provide you with a variety of fundraising ideas and tools to ensure that you’re able to hit the target.

How do I book?

This event is of course subject to completing a medical declaration, which can be downloaded here. On completion of this form, the fundraising team will be able to send you payment details for your £99.00 deposit; you can then begin your fundraising.

You can email the completed medical form to or return via post to Cancer Research Wales, Velindre Hospital, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2TL.

To read Blue Planet Aquarium’s full terms and conditions please click here.

If you have already signed up, you can set up a JustGiving page here.

If you would like to book your place and help us fight for a Wales without cancer, or if you have any questions, please contact the fundraising team on 02920 316 976 or complete the enquiry form below.

Event Enquiry


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