What's the best way to teach children and ourselves about marine diversity in Korea and what each of us can do to conserve them? Well, you can learn them all in a fun way in SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. Covering an area of 36,000 m, the aquarium boast 3 underground levels with each level showcasing exhibits in 8 different themes. Walk along the tunnel with over 10,000 majestic sea animals swim freely above you. It provides the sensation of walking on a sea floor which is the greatest entertainment in SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. But of course, the excitement doesn't stop there.
Exploring the Depth of Sea Knowledge in SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium
Tropical Rainforest Exhibit
Located in B2-Floor, Tropical Rainforest exhibit is a habitat to many rainforest fishes. You can see amazing fishes who lives in Amazon River such as Pacu (Colossoma Macropomum) who looks a lot like the fierce piranha fishes (they are, in fact have the same nature like Piranha who eat almost anything that falls into the river) and the famed Red-Bellied Piranha (Serralmus nattereri). Here you'll learn a lot about these ferocious predator, including some misconceptions about them. Unlike what Hollywood movies tell you, Red-Bellied Piranha doesn't actually feeding on live animals, though they do attack healthy animals.
Coral Reef Exhibit
The next exhibit you should visit is located in B3 Floor right below the B2 Floor. Coral Reef exhibit introduce you to not only colorful coral reefs but also to its colorful fishes that live among them. One of the highlight in the exhibit is Zebra Shark, which contrary to its name it have much smaller body than average sharks. Also known as Stegostoma Fasciatum, zebra sharks have a distinctive slim and flat body, it also have a low caudal fin with dark spots pattern on its pale back. They are nocturnal animals that hunt for food at night, while they mostly are sluggish and sleep on the sea bottom in the day.
If you love sharks, you'll be looking forward to come to Sharks Shipwreck exhibit. The exhibit is a place where you can observe some of the mightiest sharks, such as Grey Nurse Shark and Giant Grouper. You will also learn more fun facts about the fishes. For example you'll learn that juvenile Grey Nurse Shark (also called as Charcharias taurus) have different color from the adults. The Grey Nurse Shark is also the only shark who gulp air (instead of breathing them) and store the oxygen inside their stomach. You will also learn an interesting fact that the Epinephelus lanceolatus or Giant Grouper is the largest bony fish that can be found in coral reefs.
Shark Feeding Time
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium's most anticipated show is the Shark Feeding Time. In the show you'll see SEA LIFE's most experienced aquarists swimming along with some of the most ferocious-looking sharks and feeding them. The interactions between these two different species are something to behold!
Glass Bottom Boat
Nothing more enthrilling than sailing on a boat with transparent glass so you can see sharks swimming beneath your feet. You'll have a chance to interact with the majestic fishes by feeding them. A guide will accompany you and fill you up with various interesting informations about sharks such as their behaviour in the wild and what kind of human actions endanger them.
Now if having sharks swimming below you is not enough, try swimming with them! Dive into the depth of a fish tank filled with 3000 tons of water and watch in awe as the majestic sharks swimming past you. You will be accompanied with an experienced scuba diving coach, you don't even need to own a diving certificate to try the attraction. Swim around and interact with the Grey Nurse sharks, Giant Grouper and other sharks species.
How to Get Tickets?
To enter SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, you'll have to pay 29,000 won or $25.58 USD for adults and 23,000 won or $20.29 USD for children.
How To Get Around?
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium is quite compact, the exhibits are connected to each other and there are elevators to make it easier to go upstairs or downstairs.
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Best Time to Visit
You can visit SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium anytime thoroghout the year. Though it is best to visit the aquarium in weekdays, that way you can explore the entire area with ease and enjoy all attractions to your heart content.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, all informations you need about SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium can be found easily inside this website.
How To Get There?
To reach SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, take a Busan Subway Line 2 to Haeundae Station. Take exit 5 and walk about 600 meter to Haeundae Beach.
Reservations are needed for groups, so it is best to contact the SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium for the inquiries.