Underwater World (Chinese: 新加坡海底世界), also known as Underwater World Singapore Pte Ltd, is an oceanarium located on the offshore Singaporean island of Sentosa. Opened in 1991, it has more than 2,500 marine animals of 250 species from different regions of the world. The oceanarium is mostly underground and it is owned by the Haw Par Corporation. The Underwater World's ticket includes admission to the Dolphin Lagoon at Palawan Beach.
Underwater World is also involved in several environmental and educational projects, such as the Living in the Ocean Programme, Ocean Ambassador Programme and the Coral Club. The Underwater World also provides exclusive venues to host events, such as ocean-themed functions.
The oceanarium was opened in 1991. It re-opened on 23 February 2010 after a revamp of several attractions within the park. Underwater World Monorail Station used to serve this attraction, but it no longer does since the station closed in 2005.
Underwater World has a 83-metre (272 ft) long travelator that moves visitors along a submerged 6-millimetre (0.24 in) thick acrylic-windowed tunnel from which they can look at an array of marine life including coral reefs, stingrays, moray eels, turtles, sharks and others.
The Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon offers numerous adventures to the visitors. Some of them include:
- Marine Discovery
- Dive With the Sharks
- Dive With Dugong
- Dive With Sharks and Dugong
- Swim With the Dolphins
The Dolphin Lagoon is home to several Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins, also known as the "pink dolphins". Several "Meet-the-Dolphins" sessions are held daily to allow visitors to enter the waist-deep pool and interact closely with the dolphins. The ticket to the Underwater World & dolphin show does not include the direct contact with the dolphins, an additional photo-coupon must be purchased. The lagoon also includes a Dolphin Suite where visitors can watch the dolphin performance from within an air-conditioned area.
List of animals in Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
- Golden Trevally
- Bluespotted ribbontail ray
- Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin
- Coconut Crab
- Cownose Ray