Dancing with Sharks at Aquaventure, Atlantis

As it is getting hotter and hotter in Dubai, splashing in the water becomes the obvious answer to surviving the heat both for residents and tourists. Some prefer to head to a beach, others enjoy water parks more. I decided it was high time to check out the Aquaventure water park at Atlantis and also try the Shark Safari that intrigued me when I saw it online.

Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis the Palm is perfect for taking a great holiday picture

Striking a pose before getting water splashed, happy about the upcoming fun at the water park.

What I liked about the park is that it has something for everyone – whether you want to relax or get an adrenaline rush, there is a slide or an experience just for you.

The Shark Lagoon is one of the most magnetic and photogenic places of the Aquaventure Park

The Shark Lagoon is one of the most magnetic and photogenic places of the Aquaventure Park

I personally wanted to try something more fun and thrilling so the slides that i liked were Zoomerango and Poseidon’s Revenge. I have a phobia of heights so it took all my bravery to get into the tube and do it.


I think my heart skipped a beat in the beginning when I was dropped but soon it was just seconds going on a fast slide. Doing it was simply fantastic and empowering, once it finished i felt i could do anything else.
After the high intensity slides we headed to the river rides to relax and get out breath back. I really liked the torrent and the rapids since amore and I had a double inflatable tube and we could just literally go with a flow, completely worry free. A hat and 50+ sunscreen come in handy if you don’t want to end up looking like a tomato!

Chillaxing on the river rides at Aquaventure water park, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

Chillaxing on the river rides

After taking a quick snack we headed for the Shark Safari. Our guide briefed us on safety, explained how the helmet worked and showed photos of sharks we could expect to see.


Staying underwater with a big and bulky helmet felt like walking the Moon. It is very different from scuba diving as you breath normally, without any restrictions.

Looking like a happy tele tubby during the Shark Safari, Aquaventure water park

Looking like a happy tele tubby during the Shark Safari

I adore marine life, and it was amazing to see so many interesting marine animals so close and we were surrounded with different types of rays, reef sharks, white tips and even the extravagant guitar shark paid a visit!  These cow nose rays were especially friendly with us.

Cow nose rays at the Shark Lagoon, Aquaventure, Atlantis.

Cownose rays at the Shark Lagoon, Aquaventure, Atlantis.

I made a short video that you can watch that will give you abetter idea of the adventure


I think the Shark Safari is a great chance for non divers to experience what it is like to be underwater surronded with beautiful colorful fish. Kids clearly love it as it is an exciting adventure that compliments the park visit. Seasoned divers will also find it quite enternaining as you breathe freely, without biting on your regulator’s mouthpiece.

To learn more about it, head to the official website of Atlantis.

Hope you enjoyed the post,

happy bubbles,

Slava

3 thoughts on “Dancing with Sharks at Aquaventure, Atlantis

  1. Pete

    I want to go now! Looks like a great place to spend the day and the shark Safari is an amazing idea. A rare chance for non divers to experience marine life up close.

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