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Attraction ian 5/8/2014

There are a couple of attractions that are new to Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium in Darling Harbour. There is a Behind the Scenes Tour that allows visitors to check out the inner workings of a world-class aquarium.  The tours lasts about 45 minutes and highlights include being one of the first to feed the fish standing above Shark Valley… a visit to the research laboratory to test the pH and oxygen levels (most important that the marine life stays alive and healthy!)… and a trip to prepare the feasts for the dugongs, Pig and Wuru, the only pair of on-display dugongs in the world. It happens at 11:30am and 2:00pm daily.

New to Sydney SEA LIFE AquariumThe other big new attraction is Reef Shark Snorkel. On this one visitors can get up close face-to-fin with some of the ocean's most amazing creatures, including reef sharks, sawfish and an array of tropical fish that call the Great Barrier Reef home.  Snorkellers are submerged in a safe and see-through enclosure as fascinating marine critters like the Maori Wrasse and White-Tip Reef Shark swim just metres away. With no diving experience required this ultimate reef adventure can be enjoyed individually or with the entire family – and what a great way to learn to snorkel! The whole experience lasts about an hour and a half and you get around 20 minutes of quality snorkel time. This one happens at 10:00am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm daily. You need to take swimmers and a towel but they supply the wet suit and snorkel gear.

For prices and other details, visit the official Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium website – and if you are visiting Sydney, Darling Harbour is handy to Rydges World Square and the new Rydges Central.

And here is a short video for a look inside this amazing aquarium…