Province: Dubrovnik - Neretva
The sea aquarium is situated within the walls of the medieval fortress St. Ivan (St. John's). After passing through the stupendous atrium, one enters the fascinating world of silence and tranquil atmosphere. Diverse and affluent Adriatic Sea flora and fauna can be discerned in 31 aquarium tanks. In the first out of 3 big tanks, all dug in the stone-paved floor, you will be welcomed by the domesticated grouper. In the next tank, there are elegant amberjacks, never tired of circling around. The loggerhead turtle, the oldest denizen of the Dubrovnik see aquarium, has been situated in the third and the biggest tank. You will meet conger eel, denizen of cracks in the submerged rocks, as well as the abundance of other fish. Entering the following premises there are the tanks built in canon niches to the right, and the line of wall tanks to the left. Visitors can observe interesting world of the fish and invertebrates that are hiding in the surrounding rocks and plants by mimicry, hardly visible to unaccustomed eye. There is the poulp who continuously guards the territory, as well as the logo of the Dubrovnik sea aquarium, the sea horse, swimming slowly or with the "tail" attached to the sea bottom. This is an opportunity to see dentex, gilthead sea bream, seabass, common sea bream, brown wrasse, green wrasse, eel, mullets, dangerous snakelike moray, peaceful scorpion fish, spiny lobsters, and trigger fish up to recently very rare in the Adriatic. In the smaller tanks or on the pebble of bigger tanks the visitors can find strangely shaped sea sponges of various colors, sea anemones shaped as blossoming chrysanthemums, corals in the shape of bushes or live rocks, cerianthus and tall spirographis that grow upright like miniature palm trees. There are many other animals like starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumber, conches, shells, crabs, and cray fish. An exceptional curiosity is Bonellia viridis, hiding the body in stone cracks while searching the habitat with the long green feeler. There are floral sea bushes as well, providing the shelter with their long leaves to numerous small fish and invertebrates.
Open : minimum Tuesday-Sunday 9 am - 7 pm
Entrace fee: Yes
For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea
Food: The aquarium has a places where you can get a snack
Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the aquarium on your homepage
Phone number 20323484
Fax number 20323872
Address: Dubrovnik Akvarij, Kneza Damjana Jude 12, 20000 Dubronik, Croatia
Where to finde the aquarium:
I don't have any guides of this aquarium. Does any body know if they made some guides? And where I can get any guides of this aquarium?
In the years 1978 and 2003 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?