Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to dive with whale sharks, manta rays and thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime.
Dive the Ocean Voyager exhibit, a 6.3 million gallon tank ranging in depth from 20 to 33 feet and housing thousands of animals, including whale sharks, zebra sharks, sawfish, guitarfish, wrasse, pompano, and several species of rays, just to name a few!
Must be at least 12 years old with an Open Water SCUBA certification (participants under 18 must dive with an adult and have waivers and documents signed by a parent or guardian).
*Divers are allowed an extra 20 minutes in the exhibit when registered for the optional whale shark or manta ray specialty.
- Admission to the Aquarium.
- AT&T Dolphin Tales show*
- 4D Theater*
- Certificate of participation
- Exclusive Georgia Aquarium Whale Shark T-shirt
- Souvenir photos
- All equipment for the dive is provided: mask, fins, tank, buoyancy device, regulator, weights, booties and wetsuits. Personal masks are the only personal gear permitted
This is a 2.5 hour experience. The dive portion will last approximately 30 minutes.
Participants will also get to view some behind-the-scenes areas of the Georgia Aquarium.
*You may need to arrive earlier if you wish to experience the AT&T Dolphin Tales show and 4D Theater.
Whale Shark Specialty Certification – $88.00
Certified Open Water Divers participating in the Journey with the Gentle Giants Dive Immersion Program will have an opportunity to earn a unique PADI Distinctive Specialty Certification offered nowhere else in the world. Become one of the few to earn the Georgia Aquarium Whale Shark Distinctive Specialty Certification. The Whale Shark Specialty counts as a certification towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.This unique opportunity is available to all divers certified by any recognized national or international training organization, similar to the PADI Open Water Diver Certification. Enrollment in this Specialty increases your dive to 40-50 minutes.
Video of your Dive – Included!!
Your dive experience will be recorded by a Georgia Aquarium Videographer and Patriot Dive Center includes a digital copy for you. If you would like a DVD copy, this can be purchased for $64.80 in advanced. Take a look at our past dives at the Georgia Aquarium here.
Discount Admission Tickets – $32.50
Do you have friends or family who aren’t divers? This is one of the very few ways that non-divers can actually “watch” you scuba dive. Bring them along and have the take some awesome pictures of you inside the big tank with the whale sharks. Add a discounted group ticket to your package and explore the Georgia Aquarium together. This may inspire them to finally start scuba diving!
This trip is priced without Lodging costs. We do this to allow our customers the opportunity to select lodging arrangements that fit their budget as well as schedule.
All trips are priced without travel costs or airfare. We do this to allow our customers the opportunity to select travel arrangements that fit their budget as well as schedule.
Please give us a call if you have any questions.