Going deep at Guam’s UnderWater World

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Photos courtesy of UnderWater World
Photos courtesy of UnderWater World

Going deep at Guam’s UnderWater World

by: Anne Jing Ping Wen | .
Stripes Guam | .
published: November 14, 2017
Imagine exploring 800,000 gallons of seawater without getting wet.
 
In the center of Guam’s metro, UnderWater World surrounds you with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and thousands of other ocean animals.
 
“We are a family oriented business, and we target school groups to educate the public,” said retail manager Maryann Macaraeg. “We’re big on recycling, and we teach the young and old not to step on corals or litter at the beach.”
 
Located in Tumon, UnderWater World is one of the world’s largest tunnel-aquariums.
 
Visitors are offered many experiences, including shark feeding, sealife gallery, behind the seas tour, a trip to the gift shop, SeaTrek, treasure hunt, Dinner Under the Sea, and dinner at the Kaitei Lounge.
 
“It’s not just an aquarium, because we have about ocean safari tour during the day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then we transform it into Dinner in the Sea from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,” added Macaraeg.
 
One of the most popular activities — shark feeding — involves divers plunging into the aquarium to feed the sharks by hand.
 
“There’s a lot of misinterpretations about sharks. They’re usually more scared of you, and as long as you don’t have food, they’re not going to chase after you,” said Wilfred Meneses, a staffer at UnderWater World.
 
For customers who prefer observing animals, the sealife gallery exposes you to unique ocean creatures, including jellyfish, moray eels and clownfish. In the Underwater World labs, visitors can explore the secrets of the UnderWater World aquarium.
 
Those interested in a hands-on experience, the treasure hunt program offers you cool stickers and a prize to locate seven treasures in the aquarium.
 
So, the next time you book a field trip or family excursion to downtown Tumon, make sure to stop by UnderWater World to experience. 
 
 
UnderWater World Guam
Tel:  671-649-9191
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Address: Pale San Vitores Rd, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
 
 
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