Two Oceans Aquarium

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Two Oceans Aquarium
Two Oceans Aquarium entrance.jpg
Date opened 13 November 1995
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Coordinates 33°54′29″S 18°25′3″E / 33.90806°S 18.41750°E / -33.90806; 18.41750Coordinates: 33°54′29″S 18°25′3″E / 33.90806°S 18.41750°E / -33.90806; 18.41750
Volume of largest tank 2,000,000 l (440,000 imp gal; 530,000 US gal)[1]
Owner V&A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Limited and Investec Bank[2]
Public transit access Bus: MyCiTi 104
The main kelp forest tank in Two Oceans Aquarium
Anemonefish in Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The aquarium was opened on the 13 November 1995 and comprises seven exhibition galleries with large viewing windows:[3] The enchantment of this particular aquarium is due to its location, where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet.

  • Atlantic Ocean Gallery - This gallery allows you to discover the life of the Atlantic Ocean. Such marine life as translucent jellyfish, tiny and rare Knysna seahorse and giant spider crabs.
  • AfriSam Activity Centre
  • Cape Fur Seal Exhibit
  • Predator Exhibit - This exhibit is now closed due to renovations underway.
  • I&J Ocean Exhibit - Recently opened, 16 June 2016. It is possible to scuba dive in this tank at the aquarium if you hold a PADI Open Water Certificate.[4]
  • Indian Ocean Gallery - Showcases six exhibits of marine life found in the Indian Ocean. The anemonefish (a.k.a. clownfish) seen in the movie Finding Nemo and his friends and a wealth of other colourful fish can be found in this ocean’s coral reefs.[5]
  • Kelp Forest Exhibit - One of the aquarium’s biggest attractions, this underwater forest is home to shoals of silver fishes sparkling through the sunlight.[6]
  • Sappi River Meander Exhibit


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