“Shark-Diving Santa” at The Maritime Aquarium

“Shark-Diving Santa” at The Maritime Aquarium

Maritime Aquarium At Norwalk

From Nov 26 to Jan 02, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Santa Claus is joining The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team this holiday season to help demonstrate that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth; they’re not naughty, they’re nice! 

Beginning Fri., Nov. 26 and then each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the holiday season (workload permitting), Santa is strapping on his custom scuba outfit and entering the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, which is home to 8- and 9-foot sharks.   

He regularly swims up to the exhibit window and poses with children, so bring your camera for a unique holiday photo!

Santa is expected to dive at The Maritime Aquarium each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19, and then daily from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2. 

Times for all dives are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.   

Check the Aquarium’s website – www.maritimeaquarium.org – to confirm the dates when Santa can pull himself away from the North Pole and exchange his snow boots for swim fins. 

The Santa dives are part of a regular Aquarium program where guests can see and talk with volunteer divers swimming in the exhibit. The purpose of the dives is to correct common misperceptions about sharks, as the divers demonstrate how sharks do not see humans as prey. 

All the dives are free with Aquarium admission.  

Contact Phone: 203-852-0700

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.


Ticket Information

Free with Aquarium admission: $28.95 for adults; $24.95 for seniors; and $19.95 for children (3-12).

(203) 852-0700


Maritime Aquarium At Norwalk
10 N. Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854

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Additional Dates

Fri, 12/10/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Sat, 12/11/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Sun, 12/12/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Fri, 12/17/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Sat, 12/18/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Sun, 12/19/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Sun, 12/26/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Mon, 12/27/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Tue, 12/28/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Wed, 12/29/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Thu, 12/30/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Fri, 12/31/202111:00 am1:00 pm
Sat, 01/01/202211:00 am1:00 pm
Sun, 01/02/202211:00 am1:00 pm

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