Sea Life Orlando Aquarium Shark Month 2018
Sea Life Orlando Aquarium Shark Month 2018 – Dive into Shark Month at Sea Life Aquarium July 8 – 29, 2018. The aquarium will be hosting a totally jawsome celebration of all things shark!
Grab your flippers and dive into Shark Month at Orlando’s only aquarium. This summer, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium is hosting a totally jawsome celebration of one of the ocean’s most feared and revered creatures: sharks! From July 8 to 29, guests can sink their teeth into special shark-focused programming and activities and they’ll also have a chance to reel in the ultimate catch—a #sharkfie.
There are more than 500 species of sharks in the world and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium is home to a handful of them—including the Grey Reef Shark, Nurse Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark and most recently, a group of several baby Coral Catsharks. Every day, SEA LIFE’s trained divers swim alongside these sharks in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean habitats. However, during the month of July, they’ll be bringing an underwater camera along with them to try and capture selfies with the sharks and the guests from beyond the other side of the glass. The dives start at 11:30 a.m. and recur hourly until the final dive at 5:30 p.m.
“Our guests love coming to visit SEA LIFE because of how immersive and interactive our aquarium is,” said James Paulding, General Manager. “From the moment you walk in the door, it’s like you’ve been transported to a magical underwater world. The idea to offer these beyond-the-glass shark selfies for Shark Month really stemmed from our desire to further expand on the playfulness and interactivity of the SEA LIFE experience so we decided to turn our divers into underwater photographers. Sharks are notoriously camera shy so hopefully with the help of our ‘sharkarazzi,’ a few of our lucky and brave guests will catch a #sharkfie.”
In addition to #Sharkfies, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium will also be offering Shark-focused Dive Talks and Toddler Times during Shark Month. Every Tuesday, SEA LIFE opens early at 9:30 a.m. to host Toddler Time—a special, half-hour interactive and educational program for its youngest explorers. Held in front of the aquarium’s Indian Ocean Habitat, Toddler Time features a fun story and hands-on activity, and admission is free to all toddlers aged 2 years old or younger. Young guests who complete a shark scavenger hunt will be entered for a chance to win a shark plush from the gift shop.
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium is home to Florida’s only 360-degree tunnel where sharks, turtles and fish swim overhead while guests and their families walk through. Florida residents can enjoy discounted admission and savings of $5 per person or more if they purchase tickets online, at least 24 hours in advance. For more information, please visit: visitsealife.com/orlando/
About SEA LIFE Orlando
SEA LIFE Orlando is an immersive, one-of-kind aquarium experience that allows marine life enthusiasts to experience the magical world beneath our oceans of the world with interactive touch pools, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling displays, a cold water rock pool, and 360-degree and 180-degree ocean tunnels featuring thousands of sea animals. The 25,000-square foot aquarium attraction is home to colorful fish, sharks, sea horses, stingrays, jellies, a rescue green sea turtle and much more.
SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium chain and SEA LIFE Orlando is the 50th location aquarium launched in the world and the 8th in the U.S. SEA LIFE Orlando is located at 8337 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, at ICON Orlando 360, the entertainment and dining complex which is the home of the 400-foot ICON Orlando observation wheel and celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando. For more information, go to www.visitsealife.com/Orlando.
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