Marine Life Park: Adventure Cove Waterpark – photo update 01

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Entrance

This Photo update focuses on the recently opened Grotto building at Adventure Cove Waterpark. The Grotto, apart from being a sheltered rest area and cafe, offers guests with a closer view of some sections of Dolphin Island.

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Leading to Sharks exhibit

Just a few steps in and I noticed something new: A sign leading to the Shark Seas (or “Swimming with Sharks / Shark Encounter” experience). The attraction is still not open yet.

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Ray Bay feeding times

A sign showing details for the Ray Bay experience.
Update: With effect from 15 June 2013, the Ray Bay experience will be priced at $38 per guest (previously $20).

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - The Grotto

Let’s go to the second level of the Grotto! But first – notice anything missing?

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - The Grotto's Old Sign

A few months ago, there was a sign for Cafe Grotto.

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Inside the Grotto

I thought there would be more inside the Grotto (exhibits or activity area), but there are just several groups of recliners and a small installation for Dolphin Island.

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Inside the Grotto 2

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Cafe Grotto entrance

Cafe Grotto takes up a small area in the second level, and it’s still not open.

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Inside the Grotto 3

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Inside the Grotto 4

There is nothing much to see inside (for now), so the only reason you would want to climb the steps here is to have an overhead view of the Dolphin Island pools. The view is partially obstructed with black netting – used to prevent objects from being thrown into the pool below (or people, from falling over).

Notice the barriers on the left side of this image? It leads to an elevated path that goes to the other end of Adventure Cove Waterpark: the corner with Rainbow Reef and Splashworks). It is unclear if this path will be open at all, as it is very close to the dolphins and there are no net barriers. The pathway also provides guests with a view of a certain backstage area of the park.

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Dolphin Island overview

Have a look at this chart I made – a map of Dolphin Island. The park mentioned that there are 11 “lagoons” in total. With a diagram of the park and aerial images, it is easy to see how the 11 pools are laid out in the park.

Pool #1, the largest pool, could be viewed underground from S.E.A. Aquarium.

Marine Life Park - Dolphin Island - Lagoon Map and Layout with Photos of Dolphins in Pools

Now how about some photos of dolphins?

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Dolphins and trainers

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Dolphins and trainers 2

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Dolphins and trainers 3

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Dolphins Island bridges

Marine Life Park Singapore - Adventure Cove Waterpark - Dolphin and Trainer

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Training for the dolphins are still underway, with several trainers interacting with the dolphins in the day. The Dolphin Island immersion programme is expected to be ready late this year.


Marine Life Park - photo update series

S.E.A. Aquarium: Issue 01 | Issue 02 | Issue 03
Adventure Cove Waterpark: Issue 01
Dolphin Island: Trainer for a Day

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2 Responses to Marine Life Park: Adventure Cove Waterpark – photo update 01

  1. Bryan May 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    awesome pictures as always!

  2. Iris May 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    I just went over the park via cable car and spotted the pools with the dolphins. How could they do it! As more and more dolphin parks close around the world, because people begin to understand how these beautiful creatures suffer in captivity, they just start a new dolphin park here. Unbelievable. Watch them from the cable car above and see for yourself, how listless they are and confined to small concrete pools, they will have to endure a miserable life for our entertainment.

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