Saturday, July 21
Last year, the Aquarium hosted one of the more than 900 events in 85 countries participating in the annual Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) commemoration. The event is designed to cultivate a more diverse, active and engaged dive community.
The day-long spotlight includes multiple opportunities to meet Aquarium dive team members. During underwater talks at 11:15am, 1:30pm and 3:45pm or conversations at a shark gallery information table, guests are able to ask questions about the experience and steps to certification.
Youth ages 6 – 11 can win free admission to the Aquarium and a chance to meet a diver behind-the-scenes by creating a 30-second video or drawing and scanning a picture in response to the question, “If you were a SCUBA diver for a day, what would you be most excited about seeing or doing?” Entrants can submit their original artwork on social media with hashtag #imaginemediving or email it with the headline “Imagine Me Diving” to email@example.com by 5pm on July 17, 2018. Rules below.**
The Aquarium’s PADI International Women’s Dive Day celebration includes a SCUBA-themed kids’ craft, a dive trivia challenge and dive-themed temporary tattoos for children. Certified divers who visit on PADI International Women’s Dive Day are eligible for $5 off same-day general admission for them and one (1) guest with presentation of proper ID.*
Certified divers visiting July 21, 2018 will also be entered to win a free future Shark Dive CLE experience. Shark Dive CLE includes admission into the Aquarium for the diver and one (1) viewing guest, a tour of the Aquarium dive platform, an exhibit walk-through and fish identification session, one (1) dive in the 230,000-gallon shark exhibit, use of all dive equipment needed AND as many souvenir shark teeth as the guest diver can find.
*Dive Day discounts can only be applied to in-person admission purchased on July 21, 2018 before 4pm at the Aquarium front ticket counter. Admission must be used that day and cannot be combined with another offer.
**Kids! Ever imagined what it was like to SCUBA dive? Share what you’d be most excited about experiencing as an underwater explorer for a chance to win free Aquarium admission AND the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of our shark exhibit and ask our dive team your questions about certification, diving in the ocean or being so close to those toothy sharks.
To enter, create a 30-second video or an original artwork (scanned or photographed) in response to the question, “If you were a SCUBA diver for a day, what would you be most excited about seeing or doing?” Entrants can submit their original artwork on social media with hashtag #imaginemediving or email it with the headline “Imagine Me Diving” to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on July 17, 2018.
The following information about the artist should accompany mailed/emailed entries and will be requested of winners who enter via social:
First and last name
Email address (if available)
Deadline: Tuesday July 17, 2018 at 5:00pm EST
Tours will have space for 4 contest winners each and will take place at 10:45am and 1:30pm on July 18 and 21. Winners also receive general admission for up to 3 guests. Winners will be notified July 17. Competition will be judged by the Greater Cleveland Aquarium Dive Team + Splash Fund Staff. All entrants can be re-shared on the Aquarium social platforms with use of the child’s first name and last initial (example: Jen C.) Each entry must be posted via social with #imaginemediving, dropped off, emailed or mailed to:
Greater Cleveland Aquarium / 2000 Sycamore Street / Cleveland, Ohio 44113 / email@example.com\