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ADVENTURE AQUARIUM GUESTS “SWIM WITH THE SHARKS”

Added: (Fri Sep 30 2005)

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Unique program puts people in the water, face-to-teeth with over 25 sharks in 550,000-gallon Shark Realm

CAMDEN, NJ – September 30, 2005 – At ADVENTURE AQUARIUM guests now have the opportunity to participate in our “SWIM WITH THE SHARKS” program, allowing any guest (over the age of 12) to snorkel along the top of the 550,000-gallon Shark Realm exhibit and go face-to-teeth with the aquarium’s sand bar, sand tiger and nurse sharks – the scariest creatures in the sea.

ADVENTURE AQUARIUM staff begin the experience by briefing participants on what they can expect, teach them about the animals they will encounter and give a quick snorkeling lesson. (They'll also run through a few basic safety procedures.) Then, guests snorkel along the perimeter of the Shark Realm where they'll come within inches of sand bar sharks, sand tiger sharks, nurse sharks and others. Finally, after they’ve mastered Shark Realm, participants get the chance to swim with and feed stingrays in our Ray Lagoon.

“SWIM WITH THE SHARKS” costs $115 which includes admission price for ADVENTURE AQUARIUM, as well as a commemorative 6 x 8 photo of the experience, a souvenir t-shirt, mask and snorkel. There are three sessions per day, and each session allows for 5 guests. Advanced reservations are required. To make reservations and for more information, people can call 1-800-616-JAWS or log on to www.AdventureAquarium.com.

Open from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, Adventure Aquarium features nearly 200,000 square feet of sea life and wildlife. Visitors will be in for an ADVENTURE as they visit the West African River Experience featuring hippopotamuses, porcupines and over 20 species of African birds in a free-flight aviary, surround themselves with sharks in a suspended 40-foot walk-through tunnel, explore the wonders of the deep sea in the Jules Verne Gallery, and even have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Swim with the Sharks.” Like its sister aquarium, Newport Aquarium, located at Newport on the Levee in Newport, KY, Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the American Zoological and Aquarium Association. Timed-tickets required. Ticket prices are: $16.95 Adults; $13.95 Children (2-12); $13.95 seniors (65 & older); prices do not include 6% NJ State sales tax. Children under 2 FREE with accompanying adult. Advanced reservations available by phone, 866-451-AQUA, or visit our website at www.AdventureAquarium.com.

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Submitted by:Bill Larson
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