Whale Shark Dive – Dec. 12, 2015

Journey with Gentle Giants

Diving with Whale Sharks Program Description:

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where SCUBA diving with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, is guaranteed. Open Water certified divers are eligible to participate in the SCUBA dive program, which is in the Ocean Voyager exhibit built by The Home Depot, with the following equipment provided: mask, fins, tank, buoyancy device, regulator, weights, booties and wetsuits. Personal masks are permitted.

Cost: $334.95 Plus Tax
Program price includes admission to the Aquarium, AT&T Dolphin Tales show, 4D Theater, all equipment, the dive, certificate of participation, t-shirt and souvenir photo.

Whale Shark Specialty $69.95 Plus Tax
Certified Open Water Divers participating in the Journey with the Gentle Giants Dive Immersion Program will now 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. 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.

Manta Ray Specialty $69.95 Plus Tax
Certified Open Water Divers participating in the Journey with the Gentle Giants Dive Immersion Program will now have an opportunity to earn a unique PADI Distinctive Specialty Certification offered nowhere else in the world. Become one of the first to earn the Georgia Aquarium Manta Ray Distinctive Specialty Certification. 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.

Total cost with tax for dives and certification is $437.30
You don’t have get the certification but after research and experience I highly recommend paying the extra for the certification.  You get a lot more time with the sharks.