TACOMA, Wash. - For people who think swimming with sharks could be fun, a Tacoma, Washington zoo is making their dream a reality.
On Friday, The Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium opened, allowing people to get wet with six species of sharks.
Scuba dives cost $160 for zoo members and cage dives cost $50.
Zoo officials say they hope to give the sharks' fearsome image a makeover.
Assistant dive officer Heidi Wilken says sharks deserve "caring and protection."
Nearly 400 people have made reservations.
Kayla Plummer-Backus wrangled the first dive for herself, her best friend and their boyfriends. She tells the News Tribune she's been counting the days until her shark swim.