Our friends decided it was time for them to get to know the sharks a little better, so they went to the scientific center’s aquarium, signed some release forms (stating that the center won’t be held responsible if anything goes wrong), put on their diving gears and then dove right in. Me & HKR were there to document the experience with our cameras, you know, incase something interesting happens…

The place was crowded and the people (mainly kids) were shoving to get a better view. Our 2 friends dove in for about 35 minutes. The sharks were always nearby and never too far. There was only one way to make the sharks keep their distance which was by poking their noses and motioning with the white stick the instructor was holding (excellent precautions).

Personally I had a blast. Seeing them in there was priceless, and also listening to people’s comments and questions was fun. People were asking about the divers and why they were there, and their friends had ALL the answers! e.g. “What are they doing?? They are feeding the fishes!”, “Are they Kuwaitis? NO they’re foreigners!”:P and one person was even complaining that “how come they’re leaving now! I just got here!”. 

^ “Is that a shark?”

^All clear

^Writing on the little white board

We had so much fun over there. Unfortunately I can’t say the same about the turtle^ 😛

The kids loved the “show”

If you’re interested and want to experience the above you’ll need to::

  • Get a diving license.
  • Contact kuwait scientific center 1848888.
  • Pay 30 KD for a 30 minutes in the aquarium

Thanks bo9ale7


This entry was posted on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 at 4:44 am

30 Responses to “Swimming With The Sharks in Kuwait”

  1. dandoon says:

    wow, that’s so cool! widi ajarrib bas akhaf i9eer feeny shay!

  2. loco says:


    bada3aw el sheebeeeba 😛

    lo ana ta7at chan min el 5ar3a ‘3aragt!

  3. Taymoor says:

    Loco: it3arf tisba7 int? 😛

  4. Ali says:

    WOW wanasa

    bs mo zaain e3`6ik 😛

  5. Mathai says:

    LOL ! “in case something interesting happens”
    el7amdella nothing “interesting happened” 😛

  6. Me says:

    WOW that was fun

    3ad ana min cham yom gayla wedi aroo7 el aquarium

  7. Ansam says:

    The Jaws… Somecontrast Underwater, starring Mishary and Yousef 😛 (nice name for the upcoming sequel)

  8. A.A.R says:

    nice pic`s qawa9na …
    loco good comment ;P

  9. Fawaz says:

    7adhaa qawiyaa il pic …
    ashwaa inaa maa 7awalkom michaaabeees 😛
    9ij 7ilweeen

  10. 7anToosh says:

    3ajeeeeeeeeba el 9ooora
    wala ye6laa3 manik qawa9na ment hayeen 😛

  11. bo9ale7 says:

    lol faqeeera alturtle 😛 nice pics

  12. Sameer Ahmed says:

    That’s it !! … sign a release and get into the tank, you mean there were no charges ??? :S

  13. DnDon says:

    wanasa =)

  14. bo9ale7 says:

    30KD for 30 minutes and you also need to have your diving lisence.

  15. Delly says:

    oooooh… sheghel 3adel :p now we’ll see sharks commenting in ur blog 3ayal :p

  16. Marcel says:

    Wow!! And did the shark ask you for showing your diving lisence? 🙂

  17. HBZ says:

    Alaaahhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 7adaaa shakla wanasa !

  18. Evil Knievel says:

    who to contact there if I want to go!??
    AND I WANT TO !!! 🙂

  19. bo9ale7 says:

    kuwait scientific center 1848888

  20. Yousef says:

    bo9ale7 I’m gonna update the post to include these infos. Thanks 🙂

  21. MiYaFuSHi says:

    I’ve been wanting to try that for ages, but haven’t gotten my diving license yet. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  22. Anxious Nut says:

    That is totally awesome!!! coooooooool! I wish I know how to dive; man that’ll be something else!!!

  23. um-mit3ib says:

    shkither difa3tlihom 3ashan isawonlik da3aya?;p

  24. Intlxpatr says:

    That is SO COOL. And LOL, even with photos of you, we haven’t a clue what you really look like.

    Yousef, didn’t you promise me some photos from your winter camp/tent? Do you cook coffee with all the old fashioned tools and grind it yourself? Do you have an old fashioned beit as shar?

  25. Yousef says:

    Intlxpatr I didn’t forget my promise and I will post about it as soon as I get the chance to go to my uncle’s bait shar 🙂 We do the coffee when in bur with an all old-fashioned coffee set too 🙂

  26. Intlxpatr says:

    I can hardly wait. 🙂 Happy Islamic and Gregorian New Year!

  27. um-mit3ib says:

    yousef 3aib matrid 3ala my msgs;p

  28. dAVE says:

    Quick question..how do i get a diving liscence in Kuwait:S i so wanna do this!

  29. dAVE says:

    Quick question..how do i get a diving liscence in Kuwait:S i so wanna do this!