Synopsis
Don't miss the Underwater World Singapore - getting up close to marine life is not something you do everyday. You can even feed the stingrays and touch the small sharks. If you have time, you can sign up with the dive and swim programmes - and you don't have to be a certified scuba diver to participate in this programme.

How much time you will need: 2 to 3 hours. If you wish to participate in the dive and swim programme, you'll need between 45 to 90 mins depending on the programme.

What we thought of it: Definitely a must-see. Even if you don't have time to see the rest of Sentosa Island, you mustn't miss the Underwater World.
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Page created on 12 Nov 2007
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After you have bought the admission tickets to the Underwater World, don't rush to get in. Check out the large sea turtles in the Turtle Pool and the large shovelnose and eagle rays at the Ray Pool at the entrance of the Underwater World and don't miss the stairs down to the small tunnel where you can view them under water.
Once inside the Underwater World, the kids will be thrilled over the Touch Pool where they get to stroke the beautiful blue-spotted stingrays, starfish and even small sharks! Further along is the interactive ray pool, where you also get to feed the rays for $3 for the food. Mind you don't get splashed here by the excited always-hungry rays!
Walk through the "ocean" on a travellator and you'll find yourself in the midst of schools of fish. Large sharks, eagle rays and groupers swimming over you. You feel as if you can reach out and almost touch them. Going round once is never enough.
At the Underwater World, you'll be totally mesmerised by the beautiful jelly fish and entranced by Gracie the graceful, gentle dugong (do read the heart-warming story of how Gracie came to live in the Underwater World).
You'll also be wowed by the living fossils such as the amazing aralpalma, the world's largest freshwater fish which is as large as a young child! Other living fossils include the nautilus, the lung-fishes, horse-shoe crabs, etc. At present, there is also on exchange, the strange-looking sea angel from the cold arctic waters - a rare sight indeed.
The Underwater World ticket also gets you into the Pink Dolphin Lagoon to watch the performance of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins (known as the pink dolphins because of their pink skin). These less commonly seen dolphins are just as endearing as the common dolphins or bottlenose dolphins.
If you want more than just look at these beautiful marine creatures, you can participate in the dive and swim programmes. For kids, try out the Marine Discovery programme (costs $45) - this lasts 60 minutes with 30 minutes of wet time. If you're a dolphin lover, you can choose to meet the dolphins after the performance or pay $170 and swim with them.

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Tips
If you wish to participate in the dive and swim programmes, book beforehand.

Things to Bring
Bring a light jacket for the very young or old as it can get a little chilly in the Underwater World.

Opening Times
Opening times: 9 am to 9 pm (last admission at 8:30 pm) for both Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon.

Best time to go: Anytime for the Underwater World - it's indoors. Dolphin Lagoon - Check for the show times. The show may get cancelled if it rains.

Admission Fees
Admission to the Underwater World is $25.90 per adult and $17.60 per child (3 to 12 years old). The Underwater World fee includes admission to the Dolphin Lagoon.

Sentosa Island admission varies depending on your mode of entry:
On foot via Sentosa Boardwalk - $1 per person
By Sentosa Express from Vivocity - $3 per person (age 3 years and over)
By car or taxi - $2 to $7 per vehicle (regardless of number of passengers) depending on time and day
By Singapore Cable Car from HarbourFront Tower 2 - included in the ride

How to Get There
To go to the Underwater World:
By Taxi - All taxi drivers know the Underwater World in Sentosa. This is the fastest and most direct way to get to Underwater World.

By Sentosa Express, Bus, Tram - The Sentosa Express is located on the 3rd storey of Vivocity. Alight at Beach Station. Switch to the Blue Line or Red Line buses or the Siloso Beach Tram.

To go to the Dolphin Lagoon:
By Sentosa Express, Bus, Tram - The Sentosa Express is located on the 3rd storey of Vivocity. Alight at Beach Station. Switch to the Yellow Line or Red Line buses or the Palawan-Tanjong Beach Tram.

Check out the Sentosa page for other ways of getting to the island.

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Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Sentosa
Sentosa 4D Magix Sentosa Cineblast
Sentosa Luge Sky Tower
Songs of the Sea Tanjong Beach
The Merlion Underwater World Singapore
Volvo Ocean Race
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