Shark Walk at Melbourne Aquarium
We heard so much about sharks and how about walking with them? When I heard about the idea of shark walk, it did give me the chill. Okay, where do we do the shark walk?
The entrance of Melbourne Aquarium.
The Shark Walk experience is an optional activity in Melbourne Aquariam. Melbourne Aquarium is a unique journey over four levels featuring displays of coral atolls, mangrove swamps, billabongs and a rock pool, which lead to a spectacular 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. Enjoy a close encounter with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and dozens of schools of colourful fish. I was there last year venturing the places of interest in Melbourne.
The Oceanarium from the top. We will be descending into the pool from here.
I was briefed first hand by the professionals there and do and don’t when I enter the Oceanarium. It was my first time putting on a diving suit. Thank god, they have my size and with the helmet I look like a mini “shrek”. I went through a short course on how to breathe with the breathing helmet. I thought it was pretty safe and fun.
With the wet suit and getting ready for my turn, excited!
The helmet is a heavy piece of equipment but it won’t be if you are in the water. Walking around the aquarium looking out to the visitors was a totally different experience. As I was trying to look for the sharks, I believed the sharks were frightened away by my “shrek” physique. Instead I found one sharks sleeping on the surface of the bottom rocks.
That’s how I looks like inside the tank. I look like a Martian.
However, there were quite a number of string rays and manta rays. They were like huge space ships hovering on top of us. They were friendly and I had my guilt loving them as food.
The Shark Walk is a safe and fun thing to do. If you are planning to visit the Melbourne Aquarium, why not give this a try? Don’t worry the sharks won’t bite or won’t they?
Melbourne Aquarium Address and Contact:
Cnr. Kings Way & Queens Wharf Road
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9923 5999
Fax: (03) 9620 0222
Check out my other Visit Victoria days experiences by clicking the link below:
Visit Victoria Day 8: Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, Coffee Tour, Shark Walk, Victoria Market and Chinatown
Visit Victoria Day 9: Gold Class Limousines and Goodbye Australia