Melbourne Storm forwards Ryan Hinchcliffe and Bryan Norrie tackled an opponent of a different kind on Thursday morning when the pair went shark diving at Melbourne Aquarium.

A mixture of nerves and excitement greeted Hinchcliffe and Norrie prior to the dive as they underwent a thorough briefing and training process run by the staff at Melbourne Aquarium. With all the boxes ticked it was time to hit the water and take the plunge.

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Following the dive, there was no doubting the two forwards' ultimate assessment of the experience.

"It was awesome. Great fun," Hinchcliffe said

"The size of the animals when you're down there. They are just huge, especially some of those big stingrays coming over the top of you."

Norrie echoed his teammates thoughts.

"It was great fun, it was a really good experience. There were plenty of fish down there."

For more information on Melbourne Aquarium's shark diving experiences, click here.
View the photo gallery from Thursday's shark dive.