The Two Oceans Aquarium has been a firm favourite with Capetonians as well as with local and international tourists for the past 26 years. Not only does the Aquarium welcome visitors into its amazing underwater world of southern African marine life, but it also offers various experiences that are interactive, adventurous and perfect for creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Ever wondered about the inner workings of the Two Oceans Aquarium? Perhaps you have questions about how the Aquarium’s life support systems work, or how and what the animals are fed? We have good news for you! The Aquarium offers daily Behind-the-Scenes Tours for visitors over the age of eight.
One of the Aquarium’s Curatorial staff members will take you behind-the-scenes, winding your way through areas where very few members of the public ever have the opportunity to go.
These guided tours take visitors behind the “staff-only” access doors and into the areas where pumps are humming, food for the animals is being prepared, divers are kitting up and much more.
You will see the animals and exhibits from a brand newbrand-new point of view, while the Aquarium experts will share fascinating information about how they make the Aquarium magic happen.
Details can be found here.
Meet some feathered friends with a Penguin Experience
Get up close and personal with the adorable northern rockhopper penguins of the Two Oceans Aquarium, through an awesome, educational and interactive Penguin Experience!
A maximum of two people can join the penguin keeper for an informative, fun and exhilarating face-to-face experience with the Aquarium’s feathered friends.
- Penguin Experiences take place Tuesdays to Sundays at 10h30.
- These experiences are suited to anyone over the age of 8.
- Visit https://shop.aquarium.co.za/experiences to book your slot.
Dive into the Aquarium’s underwater world
The Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School is a certified PADI Dive Resort and your one-stop-shop for all things scuba diving. The Aquarium is the perfect place to showcase southern Africa’s marine biodiversity through its diving experiences in all three of the Aquarium’s large-scale exhibits… and beyond!
Dive into the I&J Ocean Exhibit and spend time with large stingrays, turtles, musselcracker, and other fish found around the southern tip of Africa – even if you are not a qualified diver! Perhaps diving with the large ragged-tooth sharks in the Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit is something for your bucket list? Or how about diving in the Kelp Forest Exhibit with the gentle swaying giant kelp plants, and a myriad of different fish?
Dive experiences and courses:
- Adventure Diving in one of the Aquarium’s three large-scale exhibits
- PADI Discover Scuba Diving in the I&J Ocean Exhibit
- PADI Scuba Diver course
- PADI Open Water Diver course,
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course,
- PADI Refresher
The Aquarium’s scuba experiences are open to anyone older than 10 years. Visit https://www.aquarium.co.za/content/page/diving to see all of the Aquarium’s dive offerings and to book.