The Best Time for a Shark Encounter

During winter hours, the quietest times to visit are on weekdays or prior to 12 pm or after 2pm. During summer hours, the quietest times to visit are prior to 10 am or after 3 pm.

What to Bring

If you are diving in for a Shark Encounter it will be useful to have swimwear, towels (also available for sale if need be) and a dry change of clothes. Wetsuits and water shoes or waders will be provided to everybody.

Camera! Don’t miss out on capturing this amazing experience. However please remember not to use the flash as the majority are nocturnal species.

What NOT to Bring

Your own wetsuits: Unfortunately marine diseases can be transferred in to our tanks if we allow wetsuits that have not been treated into the water. Our animals health is the most important thing of all, so please don’t ask us to change our minds.

Creams, lotions, repellants: Coming soon to Irukandji are eco showers to help reduce unnatural chemicals entering the water, in the mean time please don’t spray/wipe anything onto your skin before visiting Irukandji. If you want to use sunscreen it must be certified as reef-friendly so as not to leach harsh chemicals into the animal’s habitat. Read more about reef-friendly certification here

A Snorkel: although we will be offering snorkeling as an option in the new aquarium, we ask that visitors use the equipment we provide so as to avoid possible contamination from other sources. Our masks and snorkels are sterilised after each use for your protection and hygeine.

No Smoking Policy

A new smoking law prohibits smoking within 20 metres of our Attraction. There is a smoking section available beside the car park.