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Swim with the whale sharks
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ATLANTA -- Georgia Aquarium is now letting guests swim or scuba dive with the world's largest fish, the whale shark, in the world's largest exhibit, Ocean Voyager, at the world's largest aquarium.
Swim with Gentle Giants is a new immersion program at the aquarium that introduces participants to the aquarium's whale shark conservation program and gives them the opportunity to swim or dive with whale sharks and thousands of fish, including zebra sharks, sawfish, bowmouth guitarfish and schools of tarpon, cownose rays and more.
In addition to a 30-minute guided exploration of Ocean Voyager and access to behind the scenes areas, guests also receive admission to the aquarium, all equipment provided, log book, certificate of participation, T-shirt and souvenir photo. No experience or certification is necessary for the swim program. Participants in the scuba dive must provide certification from a recognized organization and photo identification. The program is open to all guests 12 and older. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Participants may scuba dive daily at 3 p.m. or swim at 4:30 p.m. Swim with Gentle Giants registration is open with the first slots available June 8 for annual pass members and July 1 for everyone. The cost for the swim program is $190 and the dive program is $290. Annual pass members receive a 10 percent discount.
For more information, visit or call 404-581-4000.

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