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Underwater Greetings

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, baby gender reveal or marriage proposal, if you want to make a big splash for your milestone moment you can’t get much bigger than our 230,000-gallon shark habitat! Let us help make your next announcement or celebration memorable.

Underwater greetings have been temporarily suspended, but will resume in April. In-person options currently limited to weekday mornings, based dive team availability. All of the following options require advance payment and scheduling, as noted. Call 216.862.8803 with any questions or to inquire about availability.

Proposal or Major Milestone Commemorations – $125 general, $85 Passholders (in-person)

  • Bookings must be made 2 weeks in advance
  • Availability determined by dive team schedule
  • Divers hold 25″ x 20″ 3MM PVC sign (guest can take home post-event)
  • Limit 8 words maximum
  • Choice of color, animal caricature (optional shark, seahorse, octopus, jellyfish, clownfish) and/or addition of a hi-res image
  • Art must be approved 1 week in advance of event
  • Guest responsible for photography or bringing photographer (no flash, strobe, tripod or monopod)
  • Includes admission for 2 guests (additional guests $0 – $19.95)
  • No refunds unless event is canceled by Aquarium

Note: All messages must be family-friendly and pre-approved by the Aquarium. Signs may include basic art created by the Aquarium and/or a high-res image provided by the guest. We reserve the right to postpone any dive associated with underwater greetings for safety reasons.


Pre-Recorded Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, Retirement & Best Wishes – $35 general, $25 Passholders (online only)

  • Bookings must be made 2 weeks in advance
  • Scuba divers hold an 11” x 17” laminated sign underwater
  • 5-7 words maximum; choice of colors and animal caricature (octopus, jellyfish, shark, clownfish or seahorse)
  • Art must be approved at least 1 week in advance
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium team members film and photograph the message to share with you as links and digital files
  • Available online only; does not include Aquarium admission
  • No refunds

Note: All messages must be family-friendly and pre-approved by the Aquarium.