Swimming in shark-infested water has now become a reality at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida.
The new Shark Swim attraction provides closer-than-ever encounters with legendary predators.
Through hands-on interaction, guests learn about shark anatomy and the threats the animals face in the wild. Aquarists allow guests to pet and hold sharks in shallow waters with supervision.
You can also join the sharks in the deeper part of their habitat and embark on an exhilarating snorkel experience.
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“Shark swim is our new opportunity for our guest to have the chance to get in the water with our sharks,” said Denise Swider, assistant curator of the aquarium. “We always let our guests get close to the animals. That’s what Discovery Cove is about. Now we just wanted to take it that step further.”
There are five types of sharks that you swim freely with: Pacific blacktip, reef whitetip, nurse shark, zebra shark, and a spotted wobbegong.
The Shark Swim experience is available to Discovery Cove guests ages 10 and older. The cost is $85 per person.
You can also feed stingrays for $50.
For every shark swim package purchased, SeaWorld will donate 5% of the proceeds to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) in support of shark conservation and research.