Penguin dive experience
If you are looking for a truly unique diving experience or a very special gift - you’ve come to the right place.
Make memories that will last a lifetime at Living Coasts with our fully immersive animal encounter – diving with penguins!
PLEASE NOTE THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DIVE
YOU MUST HOLD A DIVING CERTIFICATE and be over 18 years old*
Explore the underwater realm that is our penguin pool and marvel as our African and macaroni penguins dive and play around you. This is only encounter of its kind to be made available to the public in the UK!
You will be joined by our experienced Dive Supervisor and once in the water you will be in the company of some of nature’s best characters – you can even feed them their favourite fish!
08.15 - Arrive at Living Coasts, welcome and collect your parking permit for the day
08.30 - Kit out and briefing with Dive Supervisor
09.30 - Dive Commences
10.15 - Dive Finishes
10.30 - Log books signed and receive your certificate pack
11.15 - You are then free to enjoy the view from our cafe and continue to explore the rest of the exhibit above the water and enjoy the day as you wish!
Your penguin dive experience starts when you are met by your guide for the day - our dive supervisor. After a short briefing and a document check you will be provided with all of your equipment, then it's time to kit up and get ready to get wet.
Once you are in the water you will find yourself in the company of some of nature's most wonderful characters.
Once the dive has finished why not treat yourself to a well-earned breakfast in our Terrace Bar Café while enjoying the view across the bay. Your ticket gives you entry to Living Coasts for the whole day and there are plenty of interesting feeding talks to learn all about our other residents here.
The Living Coasts Dive Experience package includes the dive, day admission and certificate.
Although Living Coasts does not guarantee that the penguins will be in the water, we find that the birds are very curious about divers in the tank. In the unlikely event that there aren't any birds in the water during your dive, we will give you the chance to repeat the dive on another day or take part in the afternoon penguin feed (free of charge).
£175 for 1 person (including day entry) or buy 2 for £315.
Wednesday and Thursday - please contact 01803 202470 to discuss availability.
If you are buying this for a gift, we can provide a voucher in the gift pack so the recipient can arrange a date themselves, the voucher is valid for 12 months.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DIVE YOU MUST HOLD A DIVING CERTIFICATE.
To find out if an experience is available for a specific date, please call us on 01803 202470 before completing your booking and to avoid any disappointment.
Please see our experience terms and conditions for specific dive requirements.
"We had an absolutely amazing day diving with the Penguins! The penguins love to play with you and of course eat the fish! This was really interesting and informative and we could ask Derek anything. None of us wanted to leave. The whole day is an experience we will all never forget! THANK YOU LIVING COASTS!!"
Rach, from Old Harlow, Essex
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