Experience the Ocean Lens at Curaçao Sea Aquarium

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Discover the wonders of the deep without getting wet! The Ocean Lens experience at Curaçao Sea Aquarium offers a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant underwater world of Curaçao, making it an unmissable activity for visitors of all ages. As your travel guide, let me walk you through this incredible adventure, ensuring you make the most of your visit. For more tips and information about the best tourist activities on the island, don’t forget to check out CuracaoTodo.com – your ultimate guide to all things Curaçao.

The Ultimate Underwater Adventure

What is the Ocean Lens?

The Ocean Lens is a 17-foot (5.2-meter) deep chamber with a large viewing window that allows you to gaze out into the sea. This unique experience is perfect for those who can’t snorkel or dive but still want to witness the breathtaking underwater scenery of Curaçao. You’ll descend 19 steps into the chamber, where you’ll find comfortable cushions to relax on while you marvel at the abundant marine life just beyond the glass.

Highlights of the Ocean Lens Experience

A Peek into the Deep

As you settle in, you’ll be mesmerized by the vibrant colors and diverse species of fish swimming just inches away from you. The Ocean Lens offers a close-up view of the underwater world, making it feel as if you’re part of the marine environment without ever touching the water.

Expert Guidance and Education

Your experience includes an introduction to the Curaçao Sea Aquarium, guided by a marine expert. This exclusive tour takes you behind the scenes, where you’ll learn about the aquarium’s unique Open Water System and its efforts in marine life preservation. This educational aspect adds depth to your visit, making it both enjoyable and informative.

Behind the Scenes at Substation Curaçao

After exploring the underwater world, you’ll visit the home base of the CuraSub, a manned submarine used for research and tourism. The CuraSub can explore reefs up to a depth of 1000 feet (305 meters). This behind-the-scenes tour provides a fascinating glimpse into the technology and operations behind deep-sea exploration.

Practical Information

Availability and Duration

The Ocean Lens experience is available four times a day and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. This includes both the underwater viewing session and the guided tour of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium.

Age and Group Size

Children aged 8 and above are welcome to join the Ocean Lens experience, but those between 8 and 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Each session can accommodate up to 4 people, ensuring a personalized and intimate experience. Larger groups can contact the aquarium directly to make special arrangements.


The tour is offered in English, Dutch, and Papiamento, making it accessible to a wide range of visitors.

Additional Benefits

Your Ocean Lens ticket also includes entrance to the Curaçao Sea Aquarium, allowing you to explore more of the marine exhibits and attractions after your Ocean Lens experience.

Plan Your Visit

To ensure you get the most out of your time at the Ocean Lens, it’s recommended to book in advance, especially if you’re planning to visit during peak tourist seasons. For more detailed information, tips, and other exciting activities in Curaçao, visit CuracaoTodo.com – the best resource for tourists looking to explore the island.

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the depths of the ocean with the Ocean Lens at Curaçao Sea Aquarium. Whether you’re a marine enthusiast or just looking for a unique experience, this adventure promises to be a highlight of your trip to Curaçao.

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