Orlando may be a good 45-minute drive to the nearest coast, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some incredible underwater experiences right in The City Beautiful. You can take a walk underwater with tons of fish and sharks at Seaworld's Discovery Cove SeaVenture experience, and it’s only $50!
If you’ve ever wanted to tap into your inner mermaid or take a closer look at Nemo’s home, this is the place to do it.
SeaVenture is a one-of-a-kind experience where you take a walking tour underwater while wearing a dive helmet.
You’ll feel like you stepped into an underwater world as you climb down a ladder to the reef floor.
An 8-foot tall, 21-foot long panoramic window will bring you eye-to-eye with sharks, manta rays, and other thrilling creatures.
Schools of vibrant fish and velvety rays cruise around you, and you’ll even get to touch and hold horseshoe crabs and starfish found along the way.
Some guides may even use a little underwater whiteboard to teach you about the reef and allow you to ask questions about the wonderful sea world around you.
The adventure is about 45 minutes to an hour long and ends with feeding the fish.
This particular experience could be likened to feeding park pigeons as they swarm around you, but you’ll also get to enjoy the massive open reef as your backdrop.
So maybe a little different than pigeons.
One blogger compared the feeling of the dive to walking on the moon, but instead, you're trekking through a world of colorful sea life.
Discovery Cove’s Grand Reef is a stunning coral reef habitat where guests can also snorkel and swim with thousands of tropical fish.
Don’t worry if you’ve never been underwater in this fashion before, a scuba cert isn’t needed and all guests will receive a briefing by the trainer before embarking on the tour with a guide.
And to top it all off, Discovery Cove donates 5% of the proceeds to the Rising Tide Conservation, a non-profit that uses sustainable aquaculture techniques to protect coral reefs.
If you’re not so keen about diving below the surface, you can explore the various bridges that lead to different regions with island vibes and secret grottos.
A unique experience backdropped in a beautiful seascape that also supports a good cause? It sounds like something worth checking out at least once in your lifetime.
Price: $49.99; you can book your adventure here
Address: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: This underwater adventure is a one-of-a-kind experience you can only find in Orlando! Walk among the fishies as you're backdropped by a beautiful coral reef habitat.
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