Experience animal conservation in action at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and take and active part in the rescue, breed and protect programme.
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is passionate about rescue – nursing animals back to health and releasing them back into the wild; they successfully breed the incredible species found in the waters around Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches and protect the local habitats that they live in. Animals that are not fit to be sent back into the wild stay at the sanctuary.
Check out the Penguin Cove, where you can discover the colony of Manly’s iconic Little Penguins and their importance to the shores of Manly. Join in the interactive talks and feeding demonstrations and be charmed by ‘Sea Biscuit’, the rescued Green Sea Turtle, or amazed by the huge sharks and stingrays. See Murdoch and Freckles, two captive bred Grey Nurse Sharks, who have been brought together to continue the successful breeding program.
Meet the team and journey through the waters as you learn how you can protect the marine environment. Get hands-on and discover more about the local environment at the interactive rock pool, where you can tough a shark egg or hold a crab.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All divers MUST be able to speak English. We regret for health and safety reasons we are unable to allow non-English speakers to dive with our sharks.
Scuba Diving is physically demanding and can be dangerous if you suffer from certain medical conditions. It is very important that you, the diver, do not suffer from any contraindications to diving.
Here is a list of medical conditions that may prohibit you from taking part in the Shark Dive for your own safety;
Asthma Heart Disease Epilepsy Diabetes, Chest Conditions incl. Pneumothorax Sinus Conditions Ear problems/surgery High blood pressure Pregnancy (Pregnant woman are not permitted to dive).
If you suffer from or have suffered from any of the above medical conditions OR If you suffer from any other medical conditions, including recent injuries, surgeries or psychological conditions then you will be required to obtain a fully completed medical clearance from your doctor prior to booking in for the dive.
If you require a medical form, please call reservations.
DO NOT drink alcohol the night before your dive.
DO NOT fly in an aircraft within 24 hours after your dive.
No diving experience is required.
Divers must be at least 14 years old, must speak a satisfactory level of English and satisfy our medical restrictions. Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary reserves the right to refuse admittance to any person who does not satisfy these requirements. Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will refuse admittance to any person who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol or behaving in an offensive/ uncooperative manner.
All Scuba Equipment will be supplied. Personal dive Masks & wetsuits are the only items that will be permitted to be used in the aquarium. Personal underwater cameras are not permitted.
Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take underwater photographs and footage during Shark Dive sessions at its discretion. Please note however that Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary staff's primary responsibility is guest safety, not photos.
Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary reserves the right to cancel any dive session should Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary decide that participation in a Dive is unsafe, or for any other reason which is at the absolute discretion of Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Should a Dive not proceed, then Divers will be re-booked at the earliest possible time at the convenience of the Divers, taking into account available places.
Entrance into Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary is included in this price.