Have you ever been watching “Shark Week” and thought, “I’d give my left arm to swim with those powerful beasts.” Well, don’t say that too loudly, because at Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay, you can get up-close-and-personal with the ancient predators, no cable subscription needed.
Housing more than 2,000 animals including sharks, exotic fresh and saltwater fish, massive sea turtles and more, Shark Reef offers an aquatic experience of a lifetime. Fun fact about the Shark Reef Aquarium, when divers swim in the tanks, they wear stainless-steel mesh (think knight) attire. As hard as it is to believe, the metal helps the divers not look like food.
Think you can handle swimming with over 30 Sandtiger, Sandbar and White Tip Reef Sharks? Slide into your wet suit, because Shark Reef Aquarium allows certified divers to swim amongst these gorgeous creatures.
Don’t believe us? Check out the video below. Follow “Vegas 24” host, Roberto Raad (wait, he’s really scuba certified?!) and his date (wait, Roberto landed a date?!), as they explore Shark Reef Aquarium’s numerous exhibits. And if that’s not enough, Roberto suits-up and actually swims with the sharks! We know it’s “Shark Week,” but c’mon, Roberto! We haven’t felt safe in the water since ’75… thanks a lot, Steven Spielberg.