Underwater World at Pattaya showcases a rich marine life that is found in the region. The visitors can enjoy the sandy beaches and the shallow rock pools which are at the entrance of the Underwater World.
There is also a 100m long tunnel with acrylic windows through which you can witness large varieties of fish and predators. The place showcases the diversity in undersea life. While visiting the aquarium, you should not miss the live feeding sessions as they are very entertaining and informative too. It is interesting to see the divers hand feed these beautiful sea creatures.
The Underwater World is located just 200m south of Tesco Lotus. The whole structure of the aquarium looks like a big circus tent. There are as many as 2500 marine animals representing more than 200 species from Thailand.
Apart from these there are also various other fishes which has been brought from different parts of the world. The star of the aquarium is the shovelnose ray, which is actually a hybrid of stingray and shark.
The other species of marine life that can be found at the Underwater World are the otters, eagle rays, reef fishes, sharks and freshwater fishes.
The Underwater World also encourages programs where visitors are encouraged to experienced diving and you can even view the sea and its creatures from very close quarters. There is also a lovely souvenir shop inside the Underwater World. The showcase of the Underwater World is, no doubt, the shallow ‘Touch Pool’.
This exhibit allows the visitors to interact with marine creatures like colored corals, seaweeds and seahorses. The visitors can then proceed towards the underwater tunnel which has been divided into 3 zones. The three zones are named as Reef Zone feat. Coral reef, Sharks & Ray Zone feat. sharks and stingrays and Shipwrecks Zone which features various kinds of edible fish,
The Underwater World opens at 9:00 in the morning and closes down at 6:00 in the evening. The last admission is at 5:30 pm. The aquarium is the biggest as well as the trendiest ocean aquarium in Asia. The aquarium draws large number of crowds on all days and it is absolutely choc-a-bloc on weekends.