When we first entered the Ocean Discovery center a massive deep sea elevator in the lobby caught our eye. Designed as a huge submarine hatch wheel with sea water bubbling in the glass around is awesome.
To add to that the ride is equally thrilling because it depicts a sub taking you up from the bottom of the ocean, grinding and jolting a little. Sounds of the machine and sloshing and splashing of the ocean is seen through the glass ceiling also making it live. It also reminds of the rides of Disneyland in California.
Inside the aquarium hundreds of animals of different sizes swim and live in the same habitat. Each unique displaying the beauty of the deep sea. The rep said all the animals are from the Vancouver island area which is cool. A nice place to study the animals of the ocean.
Children and adults all make the crowd at the centre enjoying the animal kingdom. At the end of the touring a open aquarium is handy to touch and feel the live animals.
This aquarium is located in Sidney BC, a few minutes drive from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and half an hours drive from downtown Victoria.