Go diving with sharks! Whether you are spending your holidays with family, as a couple or alone, we would like to offer you one of the most incredible activities in Mallorca, which will not only seem interesting for all wildlife fans, but also for those who are looking for an exciting, unique experience. Dare you dive with sharks?
At Palma Aquarium you can not only swim with sharks, but also discover the rest of the species that live in this protected space, thereby raising awareness on marine life. If you don't know what to do in Mallorca yet, we have plenty of ideas to offer with a complete programme of activities for the entire family, in one of the best aquariums in Spain.
Diving with sharks in Palma de Mallorca
The sharks and the other species that can be seen during the visit are living in the Big Blue. This is the name of the deepest shark tank in Europe, which is no less than 8.5 m deep.
Would you dare to dive with sharks? This experience will be unforgettable!
Get to know our sharks
At Palma Aquarium you will find four species of sharks. Would you like to get to know them better before you go swimming with them?
- The sand tiger shark, or Carcharias taurus, is no less than a close relative of the famous great white shark and, despite what its name may imply, is not related to the tiger shark. It differs from all other shark species in that it is the only one capable of swallowing air and storing it in its stomach for greater buoyancy, which means it requires less energy. They can reach up to 3 metres in length and weigh up to150 kilos. One of their main features is their grey-brown body with reddish-brown spots and their pointed, cone-shaped head.
- The sandbar shark, brown shark or Carcharhinus plumbeus, is one of the largest coastal sharks in the world, reaching up to 2.5 metres in length. It is a close relative of the bull shark and is characterised by a more robust body than other species and a shorter snout. It is usually blue or grey to bronze in colour and has a white belly. It eats fish, crabs and rays, and its predators are sometimes larger sharks, such as tiger sharks and great white sharks.
- The blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) can grow up to 2 m long, although it is usually no longer than 150-160 cm. It is a species of requiem shark, easily recognised by the black markings on its dorsal and caudal fins. It is a shy species that is difficult to approach but can be very dangerous to humans.
- The violin ray, or rhinobatus, is a rhinobathid that reaches up to 170 cm and can weigh almost 20 kg. Like all fish in its family, it is characterised by the flattened cone or arrowhead shape of its head and fins, while the rest of its body is shark-like.
Diving with sharks in Palma Aquarium
Experienced divers will ensure that you enjoy the experience in the best and safest possible way: They will provide the best diving equipment and implement all the necessary safety measures allowing you to approach and observe the animals up close without any worries.
To take part in this activity, you must certainly present your diving certificate and your diving licence. This trip takes about 2 hours and can be done on any day of the year through prior arrangement. It also includes a half-hour course to learn all the necessary safety rules for the dive and is offered in English, German and Spanish.
Dive into the Palma Aquarium experience
Are you still hungry for more? Well, Palma Aquarium has a new and fascinating attraction for the youngest in the family.
One of the most original experiences at Palma Aquarium, where sharks are the main characters, is camping next to the Big Blue with the whole family. Sleeping with sharks is a magical experience where children get a better insight into the world of these wonderful creatures. Of course, this takes place under the care of qualified staff, and includes dinner and breakfast.
Oh, and don't miss the opportunity to take a ride on the Shark Vision Boat, a boat that takes you on an exciting journey across the shark aquarium and is included in many of our activities.
The best activities in Mallorca
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Palma Aquarium and set it at the top of the list of the best experiences in Mallorca.