NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal will set out to conquer his fear of sharks by diving into shark-infested waters in Discovery Channel’s Shaq Does Shark Week. The episode will air on July 29 at 6.30pm.
O’Neal will be helped in his journey by ex-Navy/Marine comedian Rob Riggle (Saturday Night Live, Steph Brothers), marine biologists Tristan Guttridge and Austin Gallagher. They will train O’Neal at Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas. The team will also create diving gear specifically for the basketballer’s size, as well as a purpose-built Shaq Cage.
Shaq Does Shark Week is airing as part of A Bite of Shark Week, which is Discovery Australia’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of Shark Week in America.