What’s On goes scuba diving in Dubai at Lost Chambers Atlantis, Dubai Aquarium, Aquaventure Shark Safari. Watch Dubai scuba diving videos.

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Have you ever gazed into the glass panels at an aquarium and longed to dive with the sharks and exotic fish? Here’s how to do it…

Lost Chambers
Dive into The Ambassador Lagoon at The Lost Chambers Aquarium and not only will you be transported to the magical underwater land of Atlantis, but this diver’s playground is teeming with marine life. Rub the bellies of cow-nose rays, or come head to head with a territorial parrotfish. Most importantly, keep an eye out for that hammerhead shark. It’s a mesmerising 30 minutes. Guests that aren’t Padi certified can still dive as part of the Dive Discovery program

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, daily 6.45pm, Dhs950. Tel: (04) 4260000. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. atlantisthepalm.com


Dubai Aquarium
This Dubai attraction is home to more than 20,000 fish and 90 sharks including tawny nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks, black and white-tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, and leopard sharks. You can book a 40-minute diving date with these predators of the deep.

The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dhs675 (certified divers). Tel: (04) 4485200. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. thedubaiaquarium.com


Shark Safari
For a family-fun water odyssey, plod along the bottom of the aquarium at Aquaventure while wearing a space helmet filled with air. You might be sharing the tank with black tip reef sharks, guitar sharks and rays, but it’s more funny that frightening. Promise.

Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, daily every 30 minutes, 11am to noon and 1pm to 4pm, Dhs295. Tel: (04) 4260000. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. atlantisthepalm.com

Shark Safari at Aquaventure in Dubai

Videos: Surajit Dutta