Take a bite out of boredom thanks to the Aquarium and A-1 Scuba and Travel Aquatics Center.

Who needs to take to the depths of the ocean, when you can dive with sharks right here in Denver? We may live in a landlocked state, but now you can get up close and personal with your favorite underwater friends at the Downtown Aquarium.

Downtown Aquarium/A-1 Shark Cage Experience gives you a 360-degree view of aquatic life in the 400,000-gallon "Shipwreck" exhibit. For about 20 minutes, divers will be able to cage up and commune with a large variety of cool critters, including five varieties of sharks, a 14' long sawfish, giant barracudas, sea turtles, and much more. 

You will get all the training and equipment needed to get you started, and you need no prior experience to enjoy this unique escapade.

"You don't have to be a certified diver to participate in this remarkable adventure," the aquarium relates. "One of our A-1 guides will help fit you with the proper equipment, brief you on the basics of breathing from a surface-supplied regulator and guide you into a large underwater cage in the 'Shipwreck' exhibit, for an adventure of a lifetime!"

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In addition to dive prep, time underwater and just a ton of fun, the $100 fee also provides:

  • One aquarium admission for yourself (that day).  
  • Commemorative T-shirt.
  • Coupon for a FREE appetizer at the aquarium restaurant with the purchase of entrĂ©e (one coupon per table per visit).

According to the aquarium, each dive can accommodate up to six guests who are eight years old and older and in good health (you'll be asked to complete a liability release). You can learn more about the Downtown Aquarium/A-1 Shark Cage Experience at divedowntown.com. There are also a host of other scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities available if you just can't get enough of swimming with the fishes.

Check out the video below to see highlights of the shark-cage underwater adventure!

Courtesy of divedowntown.com.

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