A common aquarium becomes special with a simple idea: Instead of making you walk around and over the aquarium, a moving belt carries you below it, giving you the sensation of living inside the aquarium, watching the sharks and the other big fishes passing over your head.
Fernanda "says" that she suffers from clautrophobia, but she forgot it there.
The place was crowded when we got there. It was a bit difficult to take pictures especially if someone behind you is waiting to pass.
Also, try not to use camera flash when taking pictures or else, your photo would lose the real underwater blue color.
*To grab a Ray fish at the Rays of Fun.
*Get a good underwater family picture at their photo stall. It might be the only best shot you could get if you don’t have an SLR camera.
This would be the most disappointing Underwater World I have ever been to!
We decided to go and see the Pink Dolphin's.
We bought our ticket's and went inside the Aquarium, heading to the moving conveyor belt that takes you through the glass tunnel. It wasn't that clean, and there weren't that many fish.
We then had a look at Tank's, and the glass was quite filthy. You would think they would keep it fairly clean with all the people that come here, it was packed!
It didn't take long to see everything, so we then headed to the Dolphin show area. We were quite early, so we sat in the shade and watched the Pink Dolphin's swimming around.
Well, the show [if you can call it that] began. The Seal was first, and he did some tricks, and then it was the Pink Dolphin's. They did a few somersault's, and that was it, all over.
People were walking out before the show had finished. They do call it training, but it was unlike an excellent training show I had seen elsewhere.
A waste of money, and I would not recommend, especially if you have been to a good Underwater World elsewhere, or seen Dolphins elsewhere.
ADMISSION IN 2011....Adults $25.90s.....Children $17.60s
OPEN.......9 - 9PM DAILY
There is of course much of Tourism in Sentosa and much attractions-
but don`t forget the "underwater world" there-
it is good for some unusual photos you can make there with normal camera-
without the difficulties while real diving- beginning with long preparations, find a good diving place while fighting much risks.
Here in Sentosa underwater world simply walk- see the photos.
So you can easy and near see a Dugong and other species of warm great oceans,
and some view remembers of Jules Vernes "Capt`n Nemo"..
It’s a different experience all-together to walk through the glass tunnel with fishes swimming above your head. You are surrounded by fishes from all the sides. From Sting Ray to Sharks, you have a lot of marine life around you. Moreover the entire experience of walking through the glass tunnel is overwhelming.
Other than the tunnel they also have big separate tanks for fishes. You also come across some rare species of fishes. There are smaller and separate tanks for delicate fishes like jelly fish, sea horse, etc.
Spider crabs are something you shouldn’t miss. These crabs look like giant spiders with an average size of 1.5 feet. They have also mummified remains of a gaint Spider Crab having a record size of more than 1.2 meters. People having arachnophobia should definitely avoid it. It would give them creeps.
There is a huge cylindrical 20 feet high tank which is in the center of the spiral staircase. Hence as you climb upstairs you can take a view from different heights
On the paradise island Sentosa you'll find the Underwater World located. It's a huge ocenarium, with over 2500 sea animals from 250 different species.
According to the home page of the ocenarium more then 20 million persons have visited the place since its opening in 1991, and I can understand why. An afternoon there is very well spent time, and you come really close to the animals.
My favourite was the "moving tunnel", where you just stand still and let the moving travelator bring you through the tunnel, where sharks, ray fishes and plenty of other huge fishes swims all around you. And over your head. Me and Herny took the trip twice, just to be able to see it all.
Also the stingray pool is really cool, where you can sit next to it and put your hand in the water. The stingrays will then swim up to you and let you touch the back of them. Huge fishes, and really cool.
For me, who loves taking photos of animals, this is a really nice place. Most of the aquarium is so well lit up, so you won't need to use the flash, and therefore won't disturb the animals either.
Also remember that the entrance ticket also gives you a ticket to the Dolphins Lagoon, also very well used time and money to spend an hour there. You can go to the Underwater World in the afternoon, and then visit the Dolphin Lagoon the next morning.
Opening hour at the Underwater World is 9am to 9pm. Admission fee is S$22,90, but as I wrote above that also gives you entrance to the Dolphin Lagoon.
Located in Sentosa Island, which always remodels and reinvents itself. This Underwater World is a rival of the Waterworld of Bangkok and Atoll Reef of Hongkong and Manila Oceanarium of the Philippines. In the Underwater World, you can see brightly colored fish amidst the coral life or watch seahorses anchored to plants. The rare and exotic marine mammal, the Dugong will intrigue visitors with its graceful movements. Catch a glimpse of deadly sea creatures like the Moray Eel, the Stone Fish, Lion Fish, Porcupine Fish or the Leopard Shark. Many marine species, such as the black tip and white tip sharks, eagle rays and big-belly seahorses, breed and thrive in the Underwater World. Also, there is a very large aquarium features a long walkalator-through fiberglass tank where you can experience sharks and rays swimming right over your head; especially liked the little sea dragons, relatives of the sea horse.
Underwater World Singapore
9am to 9pm daily (Last admission at 8.30pm)
10.30am to 6pm daily (Last admission at 5.30pm)
Rates include single admission to Underwater World Singapore and Dolphin Lagoon.
Child 3-12 years old: $14.60
Child below 3 years old: Free
I think Underwater World is by far the best attraction of Sentosa Island! The walkthrough aquarium has fish swimming beside and above you as you are transported through the underwater paradise on a people carrier.
Do make sure you look around the whole attraction, as they have some really odd marine life in the smaller tanks.
We've been to Sentosa several times but we can't stop going to the Underwater Aquarium. It's a great place to watch sea creatures interact with each other and behave in their habitat. In addition, you get to see a number of endangered species, like the dugong.
By the way, the ticket for the aquarium entitles you to the Dolphin Show so better check the schedule. We were fortunate that when we got our ticket, the Dolphin Show was just about to start.
To go to Sentosa, we took the MRT to Harborview and rode the cable car. It's more expensive but it gives you a great view of the harbor and the city. Going back, we rode the new monorail to VIVO City. Check out the website below as all the information you need is there.
Be dazzled by the wealth of marine life in this impressive oceanarium, home to over 2500 fishes from 250 different species. Venture into the ocean depths via an 83-metre long moving travellator through a large acrylic tunnel that allows you close-up views of sharks, stingrays, moray eels and other wonderful marine creatures.
Admission: S$19.50 Adult, S$12.50 Child (3-12 yrs) includes admission to Dolphin Lagoon
Opening hours: 9am-9pm (last entry 8:30pm)
I love the road through the glass tunnel. You will see the reef animals first and followed by the bigger ones like the hammer head shark. Above the tunnel are some special exhibits and they are changed every few years. In addition it has the fish Reflexology where the fish will nibble your feet to act as a massaging effect. Try it:) This is one of the highlights of Sentosa.
We only wanted to see underwater world, so we paid for the cable car, admision and the acuario, didn't have a "package" price only for this attraction because normally people come to this island and spend the day and night into the beach, restaurants, fountain show, between insects and butterflies, the tower, etc; we we just went to Underwater World.
We expected more, was too small and the tunnel was too short!!!, we couldn’t believed we finished so fast. We had to pay S$19.50 even the dolphins show was closed. Plus:
Return Cable S$10
Island Admission S$2
When I visited Sentosa Island in November 2005, I bought an entrance ticket (at a cost of S$56.90) which included entrance to the Underwater World aquarium as part of the package.
This large aquarium houses thousands of different types of fish, jellyfish, eels, sharks, coral and other sea life. These range from small goldfish to large sharks, including a wide range of tropical fish such as the impressive fluorescent "Sea Angels".
One of the highlights of the aquarium is the "Touch Tank", where children (or young at heart adults) can put their hands into a water tank and touch and pick up various types of fish, starfish and even baby sharks.
The aquarium's main attraction is an 83 metre long underwater tunnel which transports visitors on a conveyor belt while sharks and schools of fish swim overhead. From here, you can see the fish being fed from buckets by the aquarium's staff.
The entrance fee for Underwater World also entitles guests to visit the Dolphin Lagoon, but I didn't bother to do so.
Had entrance to Underwater World not been included in my ticket price, I probably wouldn't have paid the invidual price to go inside. It is very impressive as aquariums go, but there were plenty of other attractions on the island that I would have preferred to spend the money on. If you're travelling with kids, you'll probably want to make Underwater World one of your priorities while visiting Sentosa.
Underwater World is open daily from 9am - 9pm.
If you don't buy a package which includes entrance to Underwater World, prices are as follows:
Kids (3-12 years old): S$12.50
Underwater World can be reached on foot from the entrance of Sentosa, or can be reached via one of the free buses that stop right outside.
Underwater World is an educational attraction where you can see a variety of local and many other types of marine life.
Take a walk under the sea through an 83 metre long acrylic tunnel and get up close and personal with the sharks and rays.
When I first heard of the Underwater World, I thought we would really go down several feet below sea level to witness the beauty of marine life. I was mistaken. Haha! I should not have expected too much but then again it’s not that bad. I had fun. Sentosa’s Underwater World is home to around 2,500 fishes and 250 species. Interesting. The travellator eliminates the stress by taking guests around the oceanarium. Underwater World is a must-see in Sentosa.