Sealife at Benalmadena features over 30 exhibitions including close encounters with marine life, from shrimps to sharks and a programme of feeding demonstrations, talks & presentations. There is a gift shop & terrace bar with views of the port. You can expect to spend a couple of hours looking around and more if you opt for the 3D video presentation. There are also several daily demonstrations.
Sealife recreates the different natural habitats of more than 100 marine species. It includes touch pools where visitors can handle specimens or feed the fish in the Ray Tank, and a Mediterranean reef with anemones and starfish. You can also walk through a glass tunnel and look at the largest collection of sharks in Europe, along with morays and barracudas.
There are some fabulous sea creatures, including several different species of seahorse, angel fish, lobster, cardinal fish, yellow-tailed sturgeon, scorpion fish, conger eels, jellyfish, sea slugs and crabs. The decorative tanks, several with shipwreck themes, have magnifying and minifying glass which work effectively to give a three-dimensional wide-ocean feel.
Sealife is one of a group of 25 European aquariums. Conservation is an important aspect of all the centres and Benalmadena has its own troubleshooting team, dedicated to the rescue and preservation of the coast’s marine life.
Sea Life’s exhibitions include: Rocky Depths, Sandy Depths, Nursery, Sea Lab, Mediterranean Sea, Kingdom of Seahorses, Mediterranean Tunnel, Tropical Seas, Simulator and Lost City of Atlantis.
Puerto Deportivo de Benalmadena
29630 Benalmadena Costa, Malaga Province
Tel: 952 560 150