Over Thanksgiving, in 2019, I had an experience that I will never forget. This was being able to dive with my daughter at the Disney Dive Quest.
The Living Seas in Epcot in Walt Disney World has a 7M gallon aquarium that has approximately eight different species of sharks and hundreds of other fish. We have often spent hours walking through The Living Seas looking at all of the incredible animals, but for the first time in my life I had the opportunity to go scuba diving in the aquarium with the fish.
While it is certainly an incredible experience to dive with my daughter no matter where it is, being able to look out of the glass and see my wife and my father, along with my in-laws, and nieces and nephews, was something I will never forget. I vividly remember turning around to look at my daughter, and behind her was the hidden Mickey of stones at the bottom of the aquarium. It hit me, in that moment, that I was actually diving with my daughter and able to share the experience with my entire family, along with Mickey Mouse.
If you are ever at Walt Disney World and you have the opportunity to go to The Living Seas, be sure to go in the early evening to see the divers in the tank, usually around 5:30 to 7:00 in the evening. If you do, please take a moment to see the joy on their faces enjoying each and every moment that they have at the parks.
One of the neatest experiences was watching my daughter play rock, paper, scissors not only with her cousins from inside the tank but also that she was very outgoing and went over to the people that were having dinner at The Coral Seas restaurant and played with random parents as they were eating dinner with their children.
I am proud to say that she won all of her series and matches that she played from the tank that day. But regardless, just having that experience with her is one that I will never forget.
I hope that the picture will provide a little idea of the incredible experience. Be sure to check out the Living Seas and the Disney Dive Quest when you are at Walt Disney World.