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Sea Life Busan Aquarium
35°09′34″N 129°09′40″E / 35.159339°N 129.16101°E / 35.159339; 129.16101
LocationHaeundae Beach, South Korea
No. of animals35,000[1]
No. of species250[1]
Volume of largest tank3,000,000 litres (793,000 US gal)
Total volume of tanks3,500,000 litres (925,000 US gal)[2]

Sea Life Busan Aquarium (Korean부산아쿠아리움; lit. Busan Aquarium) is an aquarium located in Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea.



There are about 250 species and up to 35,000 marine animals on display. The main tank contains 3,000,000 litres (790,000 US gal) of water, and the animals can be viewed through acrylic windows or from the 80-metre (260 ft) underwater tunnel. There are 40 exhibits, which include penguins, otters, piranha, sea jellies and a touch tank for a close up "hands on" look at a variety of sea creatures.


Busan Aquarium is a joint project between Living and Leisure Australia (LLA) and local government. This is the first major tourism undertaking with a local government under the Private Investment Promotion of Infrastructure Law.

Living and Leisure Australia has since been acquired by Merlin Entertainments, the world's second largest attraction operator. The LLA Group has extensive experience in aquarium operations and owns four other aquariums: UnderWater World, Queensland, Melbourne Aquarium, Siam Ocean World, and Chang Feng Ocean World, Shanghai. It also manages the Dubai Aquarium and Under Water Zoo under a management contract from the United Arab Emirates.

Since February 5, 2010, Busan Aquarium has formed a sister building tie-up with Aqua World.[3]

Busan Aquarium has been rebranded as Sea Life Busan Aquarium as of 1 July 2014.

See also


  1. ^ a b "About Busan Aquarium". Busan Aquarium. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  2. ^ "부산 아쿠아리움". 울산역사문화대전.
  3. ^ "부산아쿠아리움-일본 아쿠아월드 오아라이수족관 MOU 체결". 2010-02-22.