Dive with Mike ‘Sharkman’ Rutzen at Atlantis’ Shark Week
Ready to chomp down on a list of toothy deals with a real life Sharkman (of sorts)? You’ll definitely want to head to Atlantis The Palm, as it’s hosting its very own Shark Week.
The iconic resort in Dubai is partnering up with famed conservationist Mike ‘Sharkman’ Rutzen and the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment for a week dedicated to sharks, and you’ll even get to dive with him. Sink your teeth into that.
From Sunday July 28 until Saturday August 3, shark enthusiasts (who isn’t?) can join the Sharkman in plenty of activities, with the opportunity to join him on an exclusive dive in Atlantis’ Ambassador Lagoon – holding over 65,000 marine animals (which includes sharks, of course).
From Sunday to Tuesday, guests can join the celebrity diver in the resort’s ‘Shark Discovery’ activity, now at a discounted price of AED1,305.
Giving non-certified scuba divers a chance to experience a dive, they’ll learn about Atlantis’ array of marine creatures, from its basking sharks to the cownose rays, from the expert himself.
That’s not all, as Mike will also be holding a special hour-long Q&A session at The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Taking place on Tuesday July 30 at 2pm, he will be conducting an exciting talk about shark conservation and interacting with the animals, as well as recalling his own experiences of diving with Great White Sharks. We’re intrigued.
The special talk is priced at AED110, and is completely free for kids aged from three to 11, if they wear a shark-themed outfit. We’re pretty sure adults will be as well.
Along with the special events with the Sharkman himself, Atlantis, The Palm will be offering a 10 percent discount on all of its shark-based activities, from the ‘Shark Explorer’ to the ‘Predator Dive’ (where you can actually hand-feed the sharks).
You’ll know Mike Rutzen from ‘Beyond Fear’ with National Geographic, along with ‘Sharkman’ and ‘Shark Night’ on the Discovery Channel. He is known as one of the few people in the world who free-dives with Great White Sharks and campaigns for their preservation around the world.
“We recently completed a scientific study which, based on genetic diversity of the population, indicated that there are only 353 to 522 Great White Sharks left around the African coastline. It’s time to do something for the species, before it’s too late,” said Mike Rutzen.
“We wanted to work with Mike Rutzen because he is one of the world’s most hard-working conservationists. By hosting someone like Mike, The Lost Chambers Aquarium is able to help raise appreciation of these magnificent animals and raise awareness of their plight,” said director of The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Natasha Christie.
How to get onboard with all these deals? Check out all the promotions by visiting Atlantis The Palm’s website, atlantisthepalm.com/marine-water-park/lost-chambers-aquarium, and book yourself a spot by calling +971 4 426 2000.
It’s going to be, erm, fin-tastic.
When: Sunday July 29-Tuesday July 30, time vary
Where: Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 426 2000