this is how you can dive with sharks in Singapore for Shark Awareness Day. 

This Shark Awareness Day, we’re reinventing the meaning of ‘swimming with the fishes’ with diving programmes by Resorts World Sentosa and S.E.A. Aquarium.

Movie and TV Shows have a pretty firm grip on our imaginations when it comes to sharks. Although almost always showcased as man-eating monsters out for an easy human-sized meal, this couldn’t be farther from the truth.

According to Culum Brown, a fish biologist at Macquarie University, sharks are actually incredibly picky eaters. They respond strongly to the smell of fish and seals, and shark attacks on humans only ever happen when they confuse us for their natural prey. Which is why snorkelers and divers are actually the safest from shark attacks

This Shark Awareness Day, learn more about the sea’s most misunderstood creatures with Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and S.E.A. Aquarium as they take you on two new underwater journeys with over 100 sharks!

AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course.

If swimming with the sharks sounds just like your cup of tea, come aboard. RWS and S.E.A Aquarium’s new AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course offers unique opportunities for marine life lovers like you to explore the captivating world of these misunderstood apex predators. 

The AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course is designed for certified divers aged 12 years and above to engage in an unparalleled, once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming alongside over 100 sharks from 12 different species. Have your very own meet and greet with endangered species like the Scalloped Hammerhead shark, Silvertip shark, and Sandbar shark. Or simply have a calm swim around S.E.A. Aquarium’s Shark Seas Habitat. 

During your dive, you’ll also get a chance to learn more about the importance of shark conservation, the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies, and more. You can even learn how to become a proud shark defender!

If you’re interested in finding out more about this course, click here .

PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme.

Not a certified diver? No worries! Join the PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme and take your first plunge with the sharks. Designed for non-divers aged 10 years and above, this course offers you your first glimpse into the breath-taking world beneath the waves. Under expert guidance of experienced PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) professionals at RWS, learn more about diving with lessons on important concepts such as air monitoring and equalisation techniques. Following which, you’ll take your first-ever dive in the Open Ocean Habitat, the largest habitat within S.E.A. Aquarium! Swim alongside magnificent manta rays, groupers, and other mesmerising schools of fish as you practise your new scuba skills and develop a deeper love for the ocean.  

And of course, upon completion, you’ll also be presented with a certificate to commemorate your commendable achievement! Sounds exciting? Book your first dive here.

raising awareness for the misunderstood apex predators.

Demonstrating RWS’ commitment to providing immersive experiences that deepen participants’ appreciation for marine life and promote conservation efforts, these two new offerings raise awareness about the misunderstood apex predators, the importance of preserving the ecosystem and so much more. If you’re interested in taking part in more of RWS’ S.E.A Aquarium programmes, click here for more information. 

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siti ayeeshah zaki

Writer, dreamer and explorer. When she’s not writing for Strada Visual Lab, Ayeeshah spends her time reading, skating and living life to her definition of fullest.

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