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Calling all explorers!

New for 2020, plunge into the tropical waters of Manchester’s forbidden sunken city. Submerged in our brand new snorkel cage, prepare to meet over one thousand creatures who inhabit this forgotten city.

Come face to fin with our shiver of sharks, glide alongside our majestic stingrays and take the opportunity to meet the king and queen of this lost city – Cammy and Ernie, our giant green sea turtles. With half a million litres of sea water and 31 species inhabiting our ocean display there are plenty of creatures to meet!

This is your opportunity to come closer than ever before to the creatures of the deep and experience the world below the waves - if you think you’re brave enough.

Tickets will be available very soon! 

What's included?

Snorkel with Sharks is a 1 hour long surface snorkelling adventure for guests aged 10+. After a full briefing from our team you will spend 20 minutes snorkelling in our purpose built shark cage and discovering the inhabitants of our ocean display.


20 minutes in the snorkel cage

Expert instruction and safety briefing

All dive and safety equipment

Free lockers

You must bring your own swimming costume and towel

Free parking at intu Trafford Centre

Please note this experience admits one guest, any accompanying guests will need to buy admission to the centre.

Exploration Requirements

Participants must be aged 10+

Guests aged 10-16 years old must be accompanied by an adult also snorkelling in the cage

No diving experience needed

Guests must be able to swim unaided

Due to the location of our snorkelling experience, you must be able to walk upstairs, there is no lift access to the top of our ocean tank. Guests must also be able to use the ladder to climb in and out of our snorkel cage.


£65 per person

£45 for Annual Pass Holders

Tickets will be available very soon! 

Get a sneak peek of what you can expect...


As part of the Government’s containment plan for the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have been advised to temporarily close SEA LIFE Manchester. The move is consistent with the closure of other leisure venues to prevent further outbreak.