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Aquarium Shark Dive

Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates - Jan 24, 2010

SCUBA diving amongst the sharks inside one of the world's largest aquariums

  • What a surreal experience. After several days of diving along the east coast of the United Arab Emirates and Oman with poor visibility, the "Angry Planet" crew moved on to a spot where we were guaranteed to have clear water, plenty of fish life and an abundance of sharks. SCUBA diving inside this massive aquarium was so much fun. Everywhere you looked, there were grey reef sharks, sand tiger sharks, rays, giant grouper, moray eels, you name it! The craziest part was being at the bottom of the aquarium and watching sharks swim past only a few feet away and seeing people in the background shopping in the mall's stores and shops. Very weird, but wonderful.
  • The aquarium is about 40 meters long, 20 meters wide and 12 meters deep.
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    Numerous species of rays populate the aquarium.

    A sand tiger shark approaches one of the other divers.

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    Sand tiger shark.

    The view from the mall where shoppers watch the fish and divers inside.

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    Onlookers who are probably secretly waiting for one of the sharks to eat a diver.

    A grey reef shark.

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    One of over 30 sand tiger sharks at the Dubai Aquarium.

    Sand tiger sharks certainly look intimidating with their open mouths and plentiful teeth.