- Admission ticket to Underwater World Langkawi
- Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Daily , 9:30 am – 6:30 pm | School & Public Holidays
- Last admission: 1 hour before closing time
- Free entrance for children under three (3) years old
Underwater World Langkawi
Underwater World Langkawi is home to over 200 species of marine and freshwater fishes from around the world ranging from rock hopper penguins, giant rays, harbour seals, sharks and the enormous Amazonian arapaima – the biggest freshwater fish in the world. Unique to Underwater World Langkawi is the gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000 litre seawater which houses many big fishes and sea creatures including the Giant Green Turtle.
The complex is divided into three sections: Tropical Rainforest, Temperate and Sub-Antarctic.
- Marmoset in action
This section takes visitors through a journey to the heart of the Amazon River. Visitors will be able to see rainforest inhabitants such as the Anaconda and Marmoset. Among the tropical fish on display here are the Pacu, Knifefish, Temoleh, Giant Gouramy and various species of Arowanas. In addition, visitors can observe Mute Swans, Flamingos and the playful Mandarin ducks. Ground and flight birds flutter freely for observation in an environment close to their natural habitat.
- Feeding time for the fur seals!
Southern Fur Seals are seen here at play and at feeding times. These Southern Fur Seals are social mammals and are found from Southern Peru (Paracas Peninsula) to Cape Horn on the Pacific side and northward to Southern Brazil on the Atlantic side. They are also found in the Falkland Islands, Staten Island and Escondida Island. They can dive to depths of up to 170m for up to 7 minutes. While resting at the surface they spend a considerable time grooming and may assume many poses, including waving both hind flippers.
A walk through the 8–meter underwater penguin Tunnel will enable visitors to observe the Blackfooted (African) penguins swimming around in an environment very similar to their natural environment. This area is fully equipped with a life support system that adheres to international standards set by the US Agriculture department.
These penguins are called “Rock hoppers” because they jump from rock to rock. They feed on crustaceans, squids and small fish. These penguins are characterised by their yellow feathers or “eyebrows” on their heads, forming a drooping crest. Laying eggs only twice a year, these penguins are threatened by natural and introduced predators, fishing, egg collecting and pollution.
Other sections and features include:
The Freshwater Section
This section displays a comprehensive array of other freshwater fish and aquatic life from Southeast Asia, the Amazon, Africa and Australia such as the Bala Shark, and various species of Garfish, Catfish, Matamata and Stingray. Visitors will also be able to view a collection of exotic Turtles, Snapping Alligators, the Red–eared Slider and Albino Turtles. Arapaima, the largest freshwater fish can be seen in the preview tank.
The Marine Life Section
The Marina Life section is made up of the Hexagonal Tank, Tunnel Tank and numerous smaller tanks housing various species of fish, invertebrates and crustaceans. Among the fish in the 70,000 litre Hexagonal Tank are the Black Tip and White Tip Shark. Venture into the deep sea along a 15-meter long tunnel, where you will experience being surrounded by Sharks, Giant Rays and Giant Groupers, Olive Ridley Turtle and other schooling fishes. Other tanks house the Sea Dragons, Lion fish, Giant Clam, Pufferfish, Sea Anemones, Hermit Crabs and more.
Using “Sunken Ship” as a theme, among the fishes in the Hexagonal Tank are the Black Tip Shark and White Tip Shark lurk in this 70,000 litre tank. These sharks tend to be timid and shy around humans, and will often scoot away if approached.
Venture into the deep sea along a 15-meter long tunnel, where you will experience being surrounded by Giant Stingrays, Giant Trevally, Giant Groupers, Olive Ridley Turtle and other schooling fishes.
- See Olive Ridley Turtle in person
- Meet the Giant Groupers
Coral Reef Section
This underwater coral garden with an explosion of delightful colours is a part of the living treasures of the ocean’s delicate ecosystem. You don’t have to go scuba diving to see these coral reefs and aquamarine life thrive in this section. Clown Fish, Damsels, Wrasse, sea urchins, sea slugs, and starfishes provide visitors with a glimpse of the symbiotic relationship that exists amongst the inhabitants of the coral reefs.
Koi Pond and Otter Pond is set in an outdoor lush and vibrant tropical scenery with splashing sound of cascading waterfall. At Koi Pond, there are fishes like cat fish, silver dollar, Japanese carps where you can feed them. The fish food is available at the counter at a separate price. At Otter Pond, you will find this small clawed cute looking otters.