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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

www.melbourneaquarium.com.au

 

Check out my other Visit Victoria days experiences by clicking the link below:

 

Visit Victoria Day 1Causeway 353 Hotel, Federation Square, Chinatown, SouthBank, Eureka Skydeck 88, Tutto Bene and Crown Casino

Visit Victoria Day 2Dandenong Ranges, On Puffing Billy, Olinda, Sassafras, Miss Maple’s Tea Room, Yarra Valley, Domaine Chandon, Sebel Lodge Hotel and Balgownie

Visit Victoria Day 3Global Ballooning, Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley Dairy, Rayners Stonefruit Orchard, Giant Steps, Koala Conservation Centre, Waves Apartments and Phillip Island Nature Park

Visit Victoria Day 4: A Maze N Things, San Remo’s Fisherman’s Co-op, Heritage Farm at Churchill Island and Dinner at Taylors Waterfront Restaurant

Visit Victoria Day 5Panny’s Chocolate Factory, Mornington Peninsula, Max’s at Red Hill Estate, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Gordon Studio Glass Blowers, Brooklands Best Western and The Rock

Visit Victoria Day 6: Horse Riding at Gunnamatta Equestrian Centre, The Baths, Ashcombe Maze & Water Gardens, Peninsula Hot Springs and Dinner at Hotel Sorrento

Visit Victoria Day 7: Sand Sculpting Exhibition, St. Kilda, Dinner onboard the Colonial Tramcar, Bar tour With Michelle Matthews of Deck of Secrets.

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

 

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