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Go underwater at the Atlantis Dig Aquarium, a sprawling attraction with underground caverns, caves and an Atlantis themed underwater experience.
The Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium has 50,000 animals displayed across eight million gallons of water. While all of these exhibits showcase exciting marine life, the Atlantis Dig is one of the best.
With animals like jellyfish, eels, and lionfish in themed exhibits that make you feel like you’re exploring the lost city of Atlantis, Dig Aquarium is one of the top attractions in the sprawling hotel complex.
The Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium is open to travelers staying both on and off resort grounds. If you’re staying at a hotel Atlantis Bahamas like The Coral or The Cove, you’ll be able to visit the aquariums and other attractions like Aquaventure at your leisure. Travelers staying offsite or passing through Nassau need to purchase day passes.
If you’re staying at another hotel on Nassau or somewhere else on Paradise Island, taxiing over to Atlantis Paradise Island is going to be the easiest way to get there.
While the aquarium’s official hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, you might want to consider visiting in the evening. At night, parts of Atlantis are illuminated, offering a completely different experience. With its dark and moody Atlantean tunnels, the Atlantis Dig is particularly enjoyable once the sun sets.
The entirety of the Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium is on Paradise Island, within the sprawling boundaries of the resort (which occupies more than one-sixth of the island). After making your way through the Atlantis Dig and seeing the different Hotel Atlantis Bahamas accommodation options, you’ll want to check out some of the other onsite amenities, such as Aquaventure Waterpark and the Atlantis Casino.
While you could spend your entire Bahamas vacation within the Atlantis Paradise Island resort, you’ll probably want to step out to explore the surrounding area as well. From the stunning Cabbage Beach and the French Cloisters on Paradise Island to Old Town Nassau, there’s a lot to see and do in the area.
The Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium does an incredible job of creating unique themes to accompany its attractions. As is the case with other resort amenities like Aquaventure and Predator Lagoon, the Atlantis Dig has many unique elements that make it an enjoyable experience for all.
The Dig Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium is home to many amazing animals – all of which you can see, and some of which you can touch.
As you explore the tunnels, you’ll see clownfish taking refuge in sea anemones, as well as other tropical species all around you. Larger varieties include giant groupers, sharks, and the venomous Indo-Pacific ocean lionfish. On top of fish, guests can also see rays gliding around the tanks and six-foot moray eels poking out of pipes.
If you’re looking to do more than just see marine life, you can also visit the aquarium’s interactive exhibit. There, you can get up close and personal with conchs, starfish, crabs, sea cucumbers, and much more.
As you make your way through the Dig Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium, you’ll see Atlantean relics and artifacts everywhere you look. From strange obelisks poking their way through the exhibits to hieroglyphics spelling out secret messages on the walls around you, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been transported to the mythical ancient city.
The Atlantis Dig is one of the main highlights of the Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium. With bountiful marine life and an aesthetic that sets it apart from other aquariums, it’s a great place to learn and immerse yourself into the myth of Atlantis.
Are you interested in learning more about the different attractions in the Nassau and Paradise Island area? If you are, make sure to check out other posts and browse through our interactive Nassau & Paradise Island map.
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Hours for Atlantis Pools, Beaches, and Cabanas
March through October: 9 am – 7 pm
November through February: 9 am – 5 pm
Hours for Aquaventure Attractions
March through October: 10 am – 7 pm
November through February: 10 am – 5 pm
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