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“Not world-class but kids liked it” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Underwater World

Underwater World
Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Tumon
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Owner description: Home of thousands of aquatic species, including Sharks, Rays, Turtles & Giant groupers, Underwater World offers an experience like no other! You can walk through the aquarium on an Ocean Safari, explore inside the tank with SeaTrek or Dive with the Sharks, and even have dinner with the animals inches from your table! Visit our website for more information!
Odawara, Japan
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164 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Not world-class but kids liked it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I have been to most of the world's top aquariums including Okinawa, Genoa, Sydney, Valencia and Dubai.

I felt that Underwater World wasn't on par with any of those... but it did fill in a day in our holiday when the weather wasn't so great and we decided to do something other than go to the beach.

The aquarium is conveniently located near several of the hotels and shops around Tumon Bay, so we walked from the Westin and were there in under 10 minutes.

The aquarium's tunnel is apparently the longest in the world, although it didn't actually feel especially long compared to some others we have visited. Overall the tunnel and general facilities felt a bit tired, but some parts were undergoing maintenance so hopefully will be refreshed soon.

We visited on a weekday outside of Japan holiday times and there was almost no-one else there - which is at least one area where this aquarium was good - we didn't have to battle crowds or feel rushed.

It turns out they have reasonably good wifi too, which is handy since I needed to get some work done while I was there and it saved me using roaming on my phone ;)

Our kids still enjoyed this visit overall. Especially if you haven't been able to see other great aquariums, Underwater World still has some fine sharks, rays, sea horses, reef fish etc etc to enjoy.

Visited June 2014
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Taoyuan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“longest underwater tunnel in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

One of the greatest indoor aquarium in the world. The facility is not new and impressed, but kids had lots of fun in the tunnel. This is more important than anything.

Visited May 2014
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Beijing, China
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“NIce alternative when it rains in Guam”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Connected via The Plaza to Outrigger Hotel so really convenient to get to if it rains. Took the lunch package that includes admission plus a 15 dollars lunch credit per ticket at Sea Grill. Giant grouper, sea turtles and large numbers of sharks welcome us in the sea tunnel. The jellyfish and sea horse exhibits were quite a pleasant sight. Worth a visit although this is kinda small compared to Underwater Worlds elsewhere eg, Singapore Sentosa Island!

Visited April 2014
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Dublin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice concept”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

It is a nice place, but to small. To see the sharks, and stingray so clear and close to you it's very cool. I was expecting a little more, but I was pleased with the experience.

Visited April 2014
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U.S.A.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Kids liked it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I took my teenage daughters and they loved it, it is like an aquarium with a big glass tunnel, a bit pricey but they have military discounts. They loved all the different sea creatures. They did not do the scuba like experience because they are real scuba divers so no need. Just walked around looking at all the creatures and really enjoyed it.

Visited April 2014
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