Underwater World Pattaya is one of the largest and most modern aquariums in all of Asia. It hasn’t been around long but it is already one of the most visited attractions in the whole of the city.
Fun for all the family Underwater World is well worth a visit. LOVEPATTAYA went down to check it out. The complex is situated on a 12-rai patch of land the aim of Underwater World is conservation, education and entertainment. Just keep an eye out for the massive shark and you’ll know you’re in the right place.
You will find Underwater World on the main road (Sukhumvit) just between Makro and Tesco Lotus in Jomtien.
Underwater World Pattaya boasts a 100-meter-long, 6 -centimeter-thick acrylic pedestrian tunnel which transports you into an underwater environment filled with dozens of marine species. The main building is a structure similar to a big top circus tent with a glass ceiling. This means much more natural light enters the building increasing to amount algae blooms thus creating a much more stable environment for the fish.
The Aquarium Marine Animals
The aquarium houses more than 4,000 marine animals, comprising more than 200 different species from all water systems in South East Asia, as well as some rare creatures from overseas. Must-see species include; the rare shovelnose ray which is a hybrid between a shark and a stingray.
Touch Pool Area
Underwater World is in possession three of them at the aquarium, they were purchased from local fishermen, who would’ve normally killed them for consumption. The big attractions at Underwater World include the shallow “Touch Pool” area which allows visitors to see and interact with underwater creates such as sharks, stingrays, turtles, starfish, seahorses, many species of fish, seaweed and corals.
Then there is the state-of-the-art acrylic underwater tunnel which is divided into 3 zones. The first part is the “Reef Zone” featuring a living coral reef.
Next is “Sharks and Rays Zone” showcasing sharks, sting rays and other creatures from the depths of the sea. The last is “Shipwrecks Zone” featuring various kinds of fish which are edible.
A great day out if you have small kids,LOVEPATTAYA thought it was better than most aquariums we’ve been to back home, well worth the small admission fee. You could spend all day there.