Close Encounters of the Aquatic Kind

DUBAI — Joshua, 12, is one of hundreds that have taken a gingerly dip, or a spine-tingling swim, at The Dubai Mall’s aquarium where Sand Tiger Sharks, Giant Groupers and Sting Rays, are among 33,000 aquatic animals.

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Published: Tue 4 Aug 2009, 12:36 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:17 AM

The Shark Dive at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, has attracted visitors from 10 to 68 years of age since it was introduced and comments have been varied: “I was surprised at how peaceful it is on the dive,” said one shark diver.

Another said: “You see it on television; sharks circling overhead, but you never appreciate just how spine-tingling that is until they are circling over your head! What an adrenalin rush!”

The Shark Dives are organised in association with Al Boom Diving, which also offer a short course to those who have never dived before to prepare them for the experience and provide diving gear. Experienced dive masters are present during all dives.

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