SEA LIFE Manchester is launching a brand new snorkel cage experience this weekend, and it’s giving people the chance to dip more than just their toe in the water.
If your confidence allows for it, thrill-seekers will be able to get closer than they ever have before to more than 1,000 creatures of the deep at the Trafford Centre-based marine life aquarium from this Saturday 22 May.
From the safety of a cage with Perspex bars, explorers will get to spend some time with Black Tip Reef sharks and Brown Banded Bamboo sharks, as well as SEA LIFE Manchester’s resident nurse shark, Tessa.
On top of getting up close and personal with the sharks, snorkellers will also get the chance to meet some stingrays, and of course, the king and queen of SEA LIFE Manchester’s ocean tank Cammie and Ernie: the much-loved giant green sea turtles.
Over 31 marine species inhabit the ocean display – with plenty of creatures to meet.
Speaking ahead of the launch new snorkel cage experience, Jenn McDonough – General Manager at SEA LIFE Manchester – said: “SEA LIFE Manchester has been inspiring and educating families for many years on the wonders of ocean life [and] our brand-new experience, Snorkel with Sharks, is a fantastic addition to the attraction, proving a truly immersive experience that promises to excite the most inquisitive ocean explorers.
“Movies like Jaws have instilled a widespread fear in the public about sharks, however they are in fact highly intelligent and on the whole, placid creatures.
“With this new experience we are looking forward to further educating visitors on all our wonderful marine creatures and reiterating the importance of taking care of our oceans for generations to come”.
Snorkel with Sharks is a one-hour surface snorkelling adventure.
The activity is suitable for swimmers age 10+ and includes a full briefing, introduction to the incredible creatures you can expect to see, and 20 minutes snorkelling in the purpose-built shark cage.
Tickets cost £40 per person, and the session can be booked for two to four people from the same household or bubble.
You can find more information and book your tickets here.
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