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Aquarium Diving

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Henj, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Henj

    Henj Registered

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    that might too much of a road trip. In Green Bay. Thanks though.
     
  2. CoachSteve

    CoachSteve Registered

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  3. Phrenzy

    Phrenzy Registered

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  4. DIVERDANFOWLER

    DIVERDANFOWLER Solo Diver

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    I have at Disney's Living Sea's at Epcot , It is pretty cool , you get to see ton's of different types of fish and it is fun to play with the kids on the other side of the glass. To correct a previous poster the price is $175 , if you go with a group you get a discount.
    Dive Quest
     
  5. askdjasd

    askdjasd Contributor

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    The georgia aquarium is on my to do list.
    cheaper than diving with non captive whale sharks.. but non captive shark diving consists of snorkelling.. whoopdy doo :p

    that nemo 33 looks rad, would be a good training facility for someone looking at deep night diving.
     
  6. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    I posted this on another thread:

    I dived Epcot Dive Quest last Spring on a business trip to Orlando. It was better than not diving but was disappointing. The sharks, rays, and turtles looked pretty good and were fun to dive with. Many of the reef fish lacked color and many looked mottled, had discolored areas and overall looked pretty sad. The fake reefs were pitiful. Lastly, there were several Disney divemasters in the water, and as you would expect, they were extremely controlling. The Dive Quest dive lasts for 40 minutes, you can take your own mask and wrist computer, nothing else. The cost is $140, I paid $75 on the DAN auction for my ticket. It was fun playing with the kids on the other side of the glass, they thought the divers were very entertaining.

    Good diving, Craig
     
  7. jridg

    jridg Solo Diver

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    I was a voluteer diver in the Tulsa aquarium for two years - a good deal - got to dive every week - got to help clean the shark tank when I could and got right on to the dive team as they are always looking for people. The tanks are only 12 ft deep - but it was a great way to stay diving while I was there.
     
  8. NudeDiver

    NudeDiver Solo Diver

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    I can't imagine paying money to do this - at least not any significant money. I might pay $10 or something, just for the opportunity to practice skills or something - but not whatever I'm guessing they actually charge. If I had to use their equipment instead of my own - well, screw that. No interest.
     
  9. askdjasd

    askdjasd Contributor

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    I can agree with that.. but (and im just talking about georgia aquarium) you could dive with hammerheads, whale sharks, grey reefs, tigers and a whole sleu of rays in one tank.

    It's pretty convinient :)

    I think the georgia aquarium only provides tanks. I wouldnt want to use anything else either.... ew.
     
  10. seaducer

    seaducer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New jersey
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    People close to NJ can come dive with our hammerhead too.

    At Adventure Aquarium in NJ, you bring your mask and booties, and whatever you want to wear under your suit. The suits for guests are cleaned pretty well. You will use aquarium bcds and regulators, and that is an insurance deal. It is also to keep whatever you last dove in out of the exhibits, who knows how well you clean your gear?

    You can pick your choice of exhibits, Shark Realm, 18 feet deep, 540K gallons, 68 degrees, 26 sharks of the sand tiger, brown, nurse variety and two crazy sawfish. Or you can dive Ocean Realm, 760K gallons,74 degrees, about 2000 fish, a hammerhead, a silky, some blacktip sharks, 3 crazy guitarfish, zebra shark, and some atlantic roughtail rays that are almost the size of mantas. Oh, I almost forgot 3 green turtles and a huge loggerhead.

    We have some real exciting critters in quarantine but we aren't allowed to release that info yet. Hopefully they will be in the main exhibits by Spring.

    Not sure what it costs to dive either one, but it is far warmer than diving here this time of year, gauranteed sightings, and cheaper than traveling.

    Not for everybody, but if it is for you, it will be one of the cooler experiences you have. Everybody comes up smiling that I have seen.
     

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