Let Mote celebrate with you!

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation, prom-posal or another major milestone, if you want to make a big splash, let us help you plan a memorable Mote moment!

Exhibit Experience – $150

Surprise sign experience in front of the exhibit of your choice
Our animal and marine science exhibits offer up-close, all-in amazement and will be a unique backdrop for your special moment. From our open water Shark Zone exhibit to our otters, stingrays, reef animals, sea turtles, manatees and more, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium can help make your special moment even more magical!

Price Includes:

  • Coordination with Mote Staff
  • Admission for 2 (Value of $58)
  • Customizable Keepsake Sign
  • Add Ons: Photography of your special moment (subject to staff availability) – $100 add on

Dive Packages – $500 to $750

Diver sign surprise in Bonnethead Exhibit or Shark Zone Exhibit

Surprise your loved one with a special message delivered under the sea! A diver will appear in one of our stunning shark exhibits and reveal a custom sign provided by Mote with the message of your choice. This creative, unexpected, and thoughtful surprise is sure to make a splash!


Divers are available for a 45-minute session. Exact times are subject to staffing. Please let us know an ideal window of time and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday: 10am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday, or Friday: 1pm-5pm

Price Includes:

  • Shark Zone Exhibit: $750 | Bonnethead Exhibit: $500
  • Coordination with Mote Staff & Dive Team
  • Admission for 2 (Value of $58)
  • Customizable Keepsake Sign
  • Add Ons: Photography of your special moment (subject to staff availability) – $100 add on


All Packages require at least 2 weeks’ notice and are subject to availability. Payment is due at the time of the reservation. Mote members are eligible for a 10% discount on packages.


Refunds & reschedules are available 96 hours before the day of your experience. Reschedules ONLY are available 72 hours before the day of your experience. (Refunds & reschedules are subject to availability).

Divers cannot enter exhibit if there is any tornado activity or lightning in the area. Aquarium staff reserve the right to cancel a dive based on weather restrictions. Staff-canceled dives due to weather are non-refundable. An alternative proposal inside our main aquarium building can be arranged in this situation. Please check the weather report during the open window for rescheduling/refunds to avoid any inconveniences.