Japanese Spider Crab & Aquatic Adventures @ Underwater World Pattaya


When you search online to find the best and most popular attractions in the Pattaya region, especially for families or those seeking an educational experience, Underwater World Pattaya is always at the top of the list. It doesn’t matter if you are a family, couple, single person or a large group of people, there is something for everyone at this stunning purpose-built aquarium. Alongside being a great place to learn about all manner of aquatic and marine life, they have some really special creatures to focus on this month such as the breathtaking Japanese Spider Crab.

Underwater World Pattaya is one of the most centrally-located Pattaya attractions, situated right in the heart of Sukhumvit Road between Jomtien and Pattaya, near to Thepprasit Road and the Makro Supermarket. This is the best purpose-built aquarium in Central Thailand and the home to the best choice of marine life you will find.

Their immense 105-meter long underwater tunnel is home to a vast choice of marine life. Here you can swim with the sharks or catch a cacophony of stunning creatures in their natural habitat. Underwater World Pattaya offers the ultimate aquarium experience in the Pattaya and Chon Buri Region.

Underwater World Focus: Japanese Spider Crab

One of the most interesting and awe-inspiring creatures you can see at first hand at Underwater World Pattaya is the Japanese Spider Crab, also known by its official name as the Macrocheira Kaempferi. This unique species of giant crab usually inhabits the waters in and around Japan, and has the longest leg-span of any arthropod in the world. In fact, the leg-span of these majestic creatures can reach up to 5.5 meters from claw to claw. These amazing crabs can grow to a weight of 19 kilograms, which is second only in weight to the American Lobster in the arthropod species.

The Japanese Spider Crab is known for its orange colors with white spots on its legs, and although its appearance and size can be intimidating, it has quite a gentle disposition. Make sure you come along to Underwater World Pattaya this month to check out these mesmerizing and majestic Japanese Spider Crabs.

Exploring Underwater World Pattaya

When you visit Underwater World Pattaya, there is so many things to see and do, and you don’t want to miss anything. Come along to sample the ‘Touch Pool’, where you can get up-close and personal with all manner of marine life that include stunning sharks, stylish stingrays, top-notch turtles, soothing starfishes and many many more verities of marine life. There are zones that include the ‘Reef Zone’, ‘Sharks and Rays’, ‘Shipwreck zones’ and even an ‘Otter Zone’.

If you are a fan of marine-life and nature, or are visiting Pattaya with a family and children, you really need to visit Underwater World Pattaya to explore this world-class aquarium for one of the best experiences in the City.

Feeding times:

Tunnel 1: Coral Reef Zone

10.30 am. & 3.00 pm.

Tunnel 2: Shark & Ray Zone

11.00 am. & 4.00 pm.


Tunnel 3: Giant of Siam Zone

11.30 am. & 3.30 pm.


Otter Tank

10:00am & 14:30pm


***Subject to change

How to find Pattaya Underwater World

BY CAR: Take Highway 3 (Sukhumvit Road) towards Pattaya and Sattahip from the Bangna Trat Expressway or the Motorway go past Pattaya South Road and you will Tesco Lotus on the right-hand side. Take the next u turn and you will arrive at Underwater World. The aquarium is located between Jomtien and Thepprasit Road, next to the Makro superstore.

Underwater World Pattaya

Address: 22/22 M.11 Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi 20150

Phone: +66(0) 38-756877-9

Facebook page: underwaterworldpattaya.uwp

Website: www.underwaterworldpattaya.com



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