Beyond the myth of the world of sharks, with its activity Diving with sharks L’Aquàrium de Barcelona wishes to present these animals from a more scientific viewpoint that might interest divers, and give a message for people to understand sharks. The sharks course has different parts: a theoretical part on sharks, a guided tour of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona and diving in the Oceanarium.
Intended for: qualified divers. Minimum age required 18 years old. Maximum capacity: 4 divers per dive. Calendar: Wednesdays and weekends. Times: from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. approximately. Price: 300 €, including:
- Guided tour of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona. - Theoretical class on sharks. - Dive in the Oceanarium. - Diving equipment and material. - Souvenir of the activity. - Insurance. - Free entrance to L’Aquàrium for 2 people accompanying.
What to bring: diving qualification, towel, swimsuit, items of personal hygiene, diving register. You must present a certificate from a doctor specialised in sports medicine.
A guided tour of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona with special emphasis on the shark species found in both Mediterranean and tropical habitats. Species will be seen in situ, such as the blacktip reef shark, the whitetip reef shark, the sandbar shark and the sand tiger shark, amongst others.
Part 2.- THEORETICAL CLASS
The class breaks down into the following four parts: - Sharks, victims or assassins? - Origin and evolution. - Current shark populations. - Shark biology.
Part 3.- DIVE IN THE OCEANARIUM
After a talk with the L’Aquàrium divers, who will explain the characteristics of the Oceanarium, the curiosities concerning sharks’ interaction with the rest of the animals and the rules of behaviour in the tank, we can enjoy a unique experience to see close up everything we have learnt in this course on sharks. We dive in the Oceanarium to be closer to these animals than ever. We can see how more than 15 sharks behave in a tank with 4 million litres of water and over 5,000 organisms such as morays, dusky groupers, ray, eels, etc...
Places limited. The price of the activity is independent of any promotion. The organisation reserves the right to cancel activities and to decide on the participants’ right to enter if they fail to provide the necessary documentation, if their physical state is not suitable at the time of the dive, or for any other reason that the instructor considers might be a hindrance to the running of the activity.