The Manila Ocean Park is an oceanarium in Manila, Philippines. It is owned by China Oceanis Philippines Inc., a subsidiary of China Oceanis Inc., a Singaporean-registered firm that has operated four oceanariums in China. It is located behind the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park. It opened on March 1, 2008. In terms of floor space, the 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) oceanarium is larger than the Sentosa Underwater World oceanarium in Singapore, and features a 25-metre (82 ft) underwater acrylic tunnel.
Although the park is open, there was a construction and development. First Phase – Oceanarium had its soft opening date on March 1, 2008. Second Phase – includes the marine-themed mall and the hotel, theme park, outdoor pools, restaurants which opened in mid to late 2008. The four-star Hotel H20 Manila opened its doors in 2009. Third Phase – the open marine habitats which were opened in the second quarter of 2009. Fourth Phase - The part of the Marine-themed mall was closed and Trails to Antarctica opened in mid-2012.
General Sections of the Manila Ocean Park
Sections of MOP Oceanarium
Acquatica Musical Fountain:
- Agos (Flow) – a rainforest motif complete with 8 tanks of freshwater fishes.
- Bahura (The Reef) – exhibition of artificial corals in 48 tanks.
- Laot (Fishing Ground) – features big fish and Eagle-spotted rays in a long tank.
Philippines's first and tallest musical fountain as tall as 120 feet high and the largest water and laser show consisting of over 1,600 water nozzles; water, music, lights & special effects; backed by live performance.
Marine Life Habitat:
Sea lions performance opened in September 2010.
The Concourse Plaza houses events like concerts, performances and product launches for the whole year.
The Manila Ocean Park is owned by China Oceanis Philippines Inc., a subsidiary of China Oceanis Group Ltd (COG). It specializes in the investment, building, and operation of public aquariums and oceanariums. The Group owns and operates two Underwater World facilities in China, in the cities of Chongqing and Qinghuangdao.