Aquariums are magical places for people to interact with marine life. They are spaces for children and adults to fall in love with all that our seas, rives and lakes have to offer and to see up close some very special and often rare creatures.
The experience of wandering through a marine World is worth the ticket price that you pay. The exhibitions are magnificent and the immersive trail as you are guided around the venue allows you to dive with sharks, swim with turtles and hover above coral reefs.
For many people this will be as close to the watery World as they might ever get and what a sight and experience to treasure.
As divers we are pulled and attracted to the best, most beautiful and abundant sites. We crave spotting rare fish or catching a glimpse of marine giants. It is exploration at its best and most prolific. We are drawn to the sea and what it beholds. I think that aquariums offer this taster to everyone. It offers the opportunity to learn about, to understand and to develop compassion for a struggling and endangered environment.
With an ever changing and threatened climate our oceans are at the forefront of a planet under pressure. It is vital that we recruit new protectors and guardians to preserve it. Aquariums allow people to understand what it is we are fighting for and really grasp the concept of why we absolutely cannot loose it.
Aquariums also offer calm and relaxing places to spend some time, lower anxieties and relieve stress. They are incredibly sensory and therapeutic. The perfect place for a school visit.
The London Aquarium couldn’t be better located. An ocean in the middle of a huge city. A central and easy to get to location for millions of tourists and locals to benefit from. With other locations like The London Eye on its doorstep it is easy to enjoy a whole day or weekend out.