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Published January 21st 2011
You can see water based animals at any old aquarium; only one tourist attraction in south east Queensland gives you the opportunity to get inside their cage.
Underwater World (Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba) is an aquarium that houses tropical reef fish, stingrays and fearsome sharks. The attraction also has eight multi sensory zones with displays and activities for fans of sea animals. But the true marine diehard can get even closer to these animals with an Underwater World Animal Experience, where visitors are allowed to get in the water with seals, otters and even sharks!
Guests are invited to Seal Island as part of the Seal Swim package. For $90 per person, you will share the seals home for a swimming session. The friendly seals will play with you and show you their enclosure. If you're lucky, you may score a kiss!
For $150 per person, you can undertake an Otter Adventure, where you will enter the otter enclosure and interact with its inhabitants. The otters are social creatures that will climb on you, pose for photos and do anything to get your attention.
And face your deepest fear in the shark tank. With this experience, you will get inside the aquarium and swim with sharks, string rays and tropical fish. This package is $195.00 for certified divers and $225.00 for non divers.