Al Boom Diving at the National Aquarium, Abu Dhabi

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Al Boom Diving is proud to announce the opening of our newest diving facility and first diving destination in Abu Dhabi at The National Aquarium (, the largest Aquarium in the region. Located in the impressive, new lifestyle and entertainment hub that is Al Qana ( The National Aquarium is home to over 200 sharks and rays comprising of 25 different species including Sand Tiger Sharks and Hammer Head Sharks. In total the aquarium houses over 46,000 animals cared for by a team of 80 sea-life experts.

Paul Hamilton, General Manager at The National Aquarium, commented, "We cannot wait for our opening this year, to reveal our array of animals and animal-related activities. In general, people have a fear of sharks and we want to celebrate these fascinating creatures that are so crucial to the health of our oceans. We are hoping that through personal interaction, the aquarium will help people overcome any fears and perceptions that they might have. Most importantly, we look forward to providing our visitors with an unrivalled and memorable edutainment experience on every visit."

The National Aquarium has partnered with The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) to create the largest and most innovative project of its kind to protect the wildlife of Abu Dhabi. To date the partnership has aided in a large number of animals saved including the rescue and release of over 200 sea turtles.

Al Boom Diving draws upon our experience and safety record in operating 5 Star PADI dive centers in the United Arab Emirates since 1995 including over a decade of experience in operating aquarium diving in the prestigious Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo since the opening of Dubai Mall in 2008. Al Boom diving draws upon this experience to conduct in-water activities in The National Aquarium for both experienced divers and beginners. Our activities include snorkeling, PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Shark Dives for those who are already certified divers.

The National Aquarium features 10 themed zones. Al Boom Diving offers guests the opportunity to dive or snorkel in the 10th zone and main tank of the Aquarium which is dedicated to Bu Tinah Island, Abu Dhabi’s National Treasure and an official top finalist in the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Explore island life in all its underwater glory while supporting the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi to spread the importance of island conservation. The Bu Tinah Exhibit is home to 22,000 animals and a diverse collection of sharks including Hammer Head Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks and many more. There are also many ray species in the Aquarium including Cow-Nosed Rays, Black Blocked Rays and Bowmouth Guitarfish.

Dive into the national Aquarium today. For more information please call us on 04 3422993 or email [email protected]

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