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Melbourne Aquarium Tickets

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Highlights

  • Four fabulous ticket options for award-winning Melbourne Aquarium
  • Discover thousands of incredible critters from sea jellies to stingrays
  • Meet the only sub-Antarctic Penguins in Australia
  • Dive with sharks – if you are brave enough!
  • Fantastic family day out!

Overview

There are wild and wonderful animal adventures for everyone at the must-see Melbourne Aquarium.

At this top Victoria attraction you can explore four fascinating ‘worlds’ and meet the extraordinary creatures that live there.

Watch Australia's only sub-Antarctic penguins swim and play on the ice in “Antarctica”, see the world's largest collection of seahorses at “Seahorse Pier”, move from freshwater to ocean coral on a journey from “River to Reef” and meet toothy denizens of the deep in “Sharks Alive”- Melbourne Aquarium's 2.2-million liter Oceanarium.

Choose one of four fantastic ticket options for your day out. Select General Admission and enjoy the four “worlds” plus special presentations.

Or you can enhance the experience with one of the four other thrilling options. There’s “Penguin Passport” in which you don Antarctic snow gear and sit amongst the King and Gentoo penguins.

Bravehearts can go for the Shark Dive Xtreme in which you take the plunge and actually dive with sharks, turtles, stingrays and other creatures while friends and family watch from an underwater viewing tunnel.

And best of all you don’t need prior SCUBA diving experience for this incredible adventure because training is provided for non-divers. Simply select the 'Non Certified' dive when booking if you don't have a diving qualification.

Itinerary

The magnificent Melbourne Aquarium is top of the list of Victoria’s visitor attractions. The Aquarium is located on the corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, opposite Crown Entertainment Complex.

For your Melbourne Aquarium experience there are four great ticket options to choose from:

• Melbourne Aquarium Admission
• Penguin Passport
• Shark Dive Xtreme – Certified Diver
• Shark Dive Xtreme – Non-Certified Diver

Melbourne Aquarium - General Admission:
Melbourne Aquarium is Australia's only Southern Ocean Aquarium and home to the 2.2 million liter Oceanarium.

This ticket gives you admission to this enthralling attraction where you can experience a whole range of aquatic adventures in four amazing worlds: Antarctica, Seahorse Pier, River to Reef and Sharks Alive. You can also enjoy special presentations and feeding shows.

Penguin Passport:
Penguin Passport is your ticket to a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with Melbourne Aquarium's colony of sub-Antarctic penguins.

You will be suited up in your Antarctic snow gear, and have the opportunity to sit among the King and Gentoo penguins. You will also get to see the food being prepared on this 45 minute tour.

General admission to Melbourne Aquarium is also included in this ticket.

Shark Dive Xtreme – Certified Diver:
Certified divers can check out Shark Dive Xtreme at Melbourne Aquarium - home of Melbourne's only shark dive experience!

Take the plunge inside Melbourne Aquarium's 2.2 million liter Oceanarium...if you dare! Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush of coming face-to-face with a shark, one of the most feared creatures of the deep.

The Shark Dive takes 30 minutes and the whole experience takes 90-minutes including briefings and preparation.

General admission to Melbourne Aquarium is also included in this ticket.

The experience ends at Melbourne Aquarium.

Shark Dive Xtreme - Non-Certified Diver:
Even if you are not a certified diver you can enjoy the thrills of Shark Dive Xtreme. Basic SCUBA training and all equipment are provided so that you can delve into the underwater habitat of our deep sea-friends, with no experience necessary.

Shark Dive Xtreme offers a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with huge sharks, turtles, stingrays and more! Are you brave enough?

You will spend 30-minutes in the water with the sharks and other fish and the whole experience takes 90-minutes including briefings and preparation.

General admission to Melbourne Aquarium is also included in this ticket.

The experience ends at Melbourne Aquarium.

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Reviews

See a 5 metre saltwater crocodile up close, observe a penguin colony up close and a myriad of fish, sharks, turtles, reptiles and amphibians in a truly wonderful aquarium. ... p warrillow-williams

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Melbourne Aquarium: Daily
Penguin Passport: Mondays to Fridays
Shark Dive Xtreme - Certified Shark Diver & Non-Certified Diver Options: Daily

Duration

Stay as long as you like at the Aquarium within opening hours.

Start time

Melbourne Aquarium: Opening hours: 0930h (9:30am) - 1800h (6:00pm)
Penguin Passport: Tour times: Usually 1330h (1:30pm) (Timing will be reconfirmed at time of booking)
Shark Dive Xtreme - Certified Shark Diver: Shark Dive Times: 1430h (2:30pm). All divers must arrive at the Aquarium 1 hour prior to the first dive of the day.
Shark Dive Xtreme - Non-Certified Diver: Shark Dive Times: 1430h (2:30pm). All divers must arrive at the Aquarium 1 hour prior to the first dive of the day. The Dive Training session runs for 2 hours from 1100h (11:00am) at Diving HQ office in Prahran
Duration: Stay as long as you like at the Aquarium within opening hours

Meeting point

Melbourne Aquarium is located on the corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne. It is situated on the Yarra River, opposite Crown Entertainment Complex.
. The Dive Training session runs for 2 hours from 1100h (11.00 am) at Diving HQ office in Prahran. Prahran is an inner Melbourne Suburb. It is approximately 15 minute drive from the CBD or is easily accessible by Public Transport.

Ending point

The experience ends at the attraction

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Inclusions

  • Melbourne Aquarium – General Admission
  • Admission to Melbourne Aquarium and all four ‘worlds’, presentations, animal feeding shows, tour guide map
  • Penguin Passport
  • Admission to Melbourne Aquarium (as above)
  • Penguin Passport experience (approx 45 minutes)
  • All equipment
  • Shark Dive Xtreme – Certified Shark Diver
  • Admission to Melbourne Aquarium (as above)
  • All Dive Equipment
  • Fully Qualified Instructors
  • Shark dive (30 minutes)
  • Shark Dive Xtreme – Non-Certified Shark Diver
  • Admission to Melbourne Aquarium (as above)
  • All Dive Equipment
  • Introductory Dive Course
  • Fully Qualified Instructors
  • Shark dive (30 minutes)

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks

Do/Dont's

For Penguin Passport option no jewellery, watches, mobile phones or cameras are permitted on the tour. For Certified Shark Diver & Non-Certified Diver Options you should bring a swimming costume and towel.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Penguin Passport: All equipment is provided. Participants must be aged 15 years or over. Participants must not have been in contact with birds in the last 24 hours prior to experience. Participants must be able to navigate stairs and must not be suffering any flu, cold, gastro or respiration infection in the last 48 hours prior to experience. No jewellery, watches, mobile phones or cameras are permitted on the tour.

Shark Dive Terms & Conditions:
All dive experiences are non-refundable. They may however be transferred to another person. The local activity operator (Diving HQ) must be notified prior to transfer of voucher.

Diving HQ reserves the right to cancel, alter or amend any of the times and dates without notice if operational or other circumstances require us to do so. If Diving HQ cancels, postpones or alters any of the dive events at any given time the participant accepts that Diving HQ is not responsible or liable for any external costs. Examples would include travel costs and hotel costs. NB. This list is not exhaustive.

If the diver fails to appear for the dive without prior written notification the dive and all payments will be forfeited. Methods of contact can be made through e-mail, fax or post. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.

If you are unable to participate on the given day, the activity operator will be happy to reschedule your dive provided no less than 14 days notice is given. This 14 day notice will be strictly adhered to. If the diver gives less than 14 days notice then additional booking charges will be incurred.

It is mandatory for all non qualified divers to complete a medical declaration for resort diving prior to the dive. The medical form must be returned to Diving HQ no later than 14 days prior to the dive. This is a basic health questionnaire. If the diver answers “yes” to any question that indicates a contraindication to diving the diver will require an additional form to be signed by an appropriate medical practitioner prior to commencing the dive. Please note doctors may charge additional fees.

If this is a surprise gift please be aware that if the diver answers “yes” to one or more of the questions on the resort dive medical form, their dive will be postponed until a later date when they can present a valid Doctor’s certificate (14 days notice still required). Diving HQ dive instructors reserve the right to refuse medical notes if they feel that the diver is unsuitable to participate and could possibly jeopardise the Health and Safety of themselves and other participants.

All divers must present their letter of confirmation and gift voucher (if applicable) upon arrival. Qualified divers must bring all SCUBA certifications, current and up to date log books or proof of dives within the last twelve months. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your dive and no refunds will be given. We can arrange refresher programs if required.

Once the pool training and or briefings have begun, no refunds will be given unless operational issues force Diving HQ staff to cancel the session.

It is the responsibility of the diver to arrive in time for briefing and pool sessions. If the diver arrives late, Diving HQ reserves the right to determine if the diver can participate in the dive. It is wholly at the discretion of Diving HQ if rescheduling will be allowed. A rescheduling fee will apply.

Non Qualified Divers and Qualified Divers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present on the day of the event. Qualified divers between the age of 12 and 15 must have a parent or legal guardian with the same, equivalent or higher qualification who will be diving with them (written permission must also be provided from parent).

Payment / purchase of a shark dives by yourself or by another person determines full acceptance of these terms and conditions.
All divers must arrive at the Aquarium 1 hour prior to the first dive of the day.

Shark Dive Xtreme: Certified and Non Certified Dive options
Participants must be:
In good health
Able to speak English (for health and safety reasons non-English speakers are unable to dive with the sharks);
Able to lift and walk with approx 35 kg.
Please note: Do not drink alcohol the night before your dive and do not fly in an aircraft within 24 hours after your dive

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Guests will receive Priority Access through the Groups entry, when presenting the approved voucher. Priority Access does not guarantee immediate entry and queuing may be needed in line with the capacity of the attraction.
  • Your ticket is valid for only one entry to the attractions you have booked and must be used on the date you have booked
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Cancellation policy

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