The Shark Swim Program at Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida, is back. Modified with enhanced health and safety measures, guests can learn about several species of sharks as they swim alongside them in The Grand Reef, and roam the spacious grounds of this peaceful all-inclusive resort.
To manage capacity and maintain proper physical distancing between guests, as well as guests and trainers, several adjustments have been made to this one-of-a-kind encounter. The experience is limited to no more than two parties per session, while guests will sit in a designated seating area with proper distance between the two groups for an educational overview and training session with Discovery Cove’s expert aquarists.
During the encounter, guests will enter the water with their party for an intimate shark talk and training session with Discovery Cove’s expert Aquarists. With more than 20 sharks in the habitat at Discovery Cove there is a lot to learn about. They will then don a sterilized snorkel and mask to enjoy a deep-water, free swim alongside blacktip reef, nurse, zebra, bonnethead sharks, plus the thousands of tropical fish who also reside in The Grand Reef. They will gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of each species of sharks, the care they receive at Discovery Cove and leave with the memory of an unforgettable experience. There will even be an opportunity to get a photo taken with one of the sharks