Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay
Blue Reef Aquarium offers visitors a dazzling undersea safari through the oceans of the world. From the hidden world of UK waters, Blue Reef transports visitors to the spectacular ‘underwater gardens’ of the Mediterranean and the stunning beauty of tropical waters – home to everything from seahorses and puffer fish to living corals and tropical sharks. The centrepiece of the aquarium is the spectacular coral reef housed within a gigantic ocean display.
The reef is home to exotic species like graceful angelfish, giant humphead wrasse and hundreds of dazzlingly beautiful fish that use the reef like a bustling undersea city. Enjoy the closest of undersea encounters in an underwater walk-through tunnel through the reef, from inside a glass cavern and via bubble-helmet viewing points.
More than 40 other naturally-themed displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep from crabs and lobsters to the amazing octopus and the bizarre shape-shifting cuttlefish! Blue Reef is a great place for visitors of all ages to find out more about the wonders of the deep. There’s a full programme of entertaining and informative talks, feeding displays and rockpool encounters throughout the day.
Blue Reef also has a busy calendar of events to keep the whole family entertained. Among the 2009 programme you could follow a treasure trail during Pirates Weekend, learn more about protecting seahorses, sign up to save sharks, take part in a beach clean or create a piece of fishy-themed artwork for October’s Big Draw.
Blue Reef Aquarium is a spectacular visit whatever the weather and is open daily from 10am. Visit www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk for more information.