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SEA LIFE Melbourne
King Street
Melbourne VIC

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Open Times

Thursday - Monday
10am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays
10am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
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Shark Species

Discover Our Sharks

Grey Nurse Shark

Grey Nurse Shark

Despite its fearsome appearance and rows of sharp teeth, the Grey Nurse shark offers no threat to humans and is, in fact, a superbly adapted fish-eater, usually swallowing its prey whole. During the 1960s and 1970s, the population of the Grey Nurse shark declined sharply and in 1984, they became the first shark species in the world to be awarded protected status. SEA LIFE Melbourne supports conservation measures to protect the species, such as through the establishment of marine parks where fishing is prohibited.

Blacktip Reef Shark

Black Reef Shark

The Blacktip Reef shark is habitually identified by its prominent black tips on its fins. This species can grow up to 120 centimetres in length and feeds on crustaceans and other small fish. They are typically found lying within shallow, inshore waters over reef ledges and sandy flats of tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region. However, they sometimes appear within brackish and freshwater environments too.

Whitetip Shark

Whitetip Reef Shark

The Whitetip Reef shark is widely found across the Indo-Pacific region nestling near caves as well as the coral heads and ledges of coral reefs. Whitetips are more slender in body shape than other sharks, have oval-shaped eyes, characteristic white tipped fins and can grow up to 1.6 metres in length. Its diet consists of eels, octopus and crustaceans.

Shark Fun Fact

Did you know sharks have no bones? Their skeletons are made up of cartilage, the same stuff we can find inside our noses!


Come Face-to-Face with Our Sharks!

Shark Dive Xtreme is now at SEA LIFE Melbourne! 

Experience these apex predators up close. No cage, just you, your instructors and our incredible sealife. You'll meet our Grey Nurse Shark, sea turtles, huge stingrays, Port Jackson Sharks, Wobbegong Sharks and hundreds more amazing sea creatures.

Shark Dive Xtreme requires no previous diving experience and includes all day aquarium admission. Are you ready for the most exhilarating diving experience in Melbourne? Find out more information below or book your tickets now!



  • Dive in with sharks, rays and more!
  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)



Per Person
  • Dive in with sharks, rays and more!
  • Come face-to-face with no cages - just you and your instructors
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)

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