Diving at Epcot’s Divequest

Within the attraction “The Seas with Nemo & Friends” is a 5.7 million-gallon saltwater aquarium.  This aquarium, Caribbean Coral Reef, is home to more than 6,000 sea creatures.  Occasionally, while visiting the attraction with my family, I would see divers swimming in the aquarium and just assumed that they were cast members and part of the show.  I was wrong!!!  If you are SCUBA-certified you have an amazing opportunity to dive in Caribbean Coral Reef with Epcot’s Divequest.

Epcot’s Divequest is a 3 hour tour.  During the 3 hours you will spend 40 minutes diving within the clear waters of the aquarium.  The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilion has 56 enormous windows which allows family members and friends with a paid Epcot admission to watch your dive.  The best viewing location for your family and friends is within the pavilions tunnel they will be able to see you dive about an hour after the start of your tour.  You will also be given an opportunity to purchase a copy of your Divequest experience on DVD. 

Along with the Divequest experience you will go on a backstage tour and witness the system that helps maintain and filter the 5.7 million- gallon man made ocean. epcot-seas-aqua-tour-00

The current price for Epcot’s Divequest is $175 and you must be at least 10 years old and SCUBA certified.  If the guest is between the ages of 10-12 they must be accompanied by a paid adult.  You will be required to show proof of your certification by showing your C-card or verification from the certifying agency.  All diving equipment will be provided and the only personal dive equipment permitted is your dive mask and swim suit.  My brother Jared has taken part in Epcot’s Divequest and said, “this was an amazing opportunity and fun to be part of the show”.

Beth Rodgers

Travel Specialist