Location: Behind the Quirino Grandstand Luneta, Manila, Philippines
Telephone numbers: (632) 5677777 Fax: (632) 5672309
First Opened: Partly opened last March 1, 2008
History: The MOP is owned by China Oceanis Philippines Inc., a subsidiary of China Oceanis Group Ltd (COG). It is a company that specializes in the investment, building, and operation of public aquarium/oceanarium attractions. The Group currently owns and operates two Underwater World facilities in China, specifically in the cities of Chongqing and Qinghuangdao, China. Through years of operating and design experience, the Group now possesses an experienced team of specialists capable of providing end-to-end services to the developer and operator of public aquarium/oceanarium facilities.
Ticket Information: Adult: 400 pesos; Kids (4 ft. below): 350 pesos
opens at 10 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends, and closes at 9 p.m.
Sections of MOP Oceanarium:
1. Agos (Flow) – a rainforest motif complete with 8 tanks of freshwater fishes.
2. Bahura (The Reef) – exhibition of artificial corals in 48 tanks
3. Laot (Fishing Ground) – features big fish and Eagle-spotted rays in a long tank.
4. Kalaliman (The Deep) – showcases marine animals found in the deepest parts of Philippine waters.
5. Buhay na Karagatan (Living Ocean) – the main attraction of the oceanarium is a 25-meter long walkway tunnel with 220-degree curved acrylic walls similarly seen in Ocean Park Hong Kong, Underwater World in Singapore, Siam Ocean World in Bangkok, Thailand and Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The difference between MOP's is a 220-degree curved tunnel as compared to the standard 180-degree curved tunnels seen in other Asian countries.
6. Pagi (Sting Ray)– variety of rays fly over while you're under this unique Overhang Tank.
7. Pating (Shark) – features several species of shark.
The Concourse Plaza houses big events like concerts, performances and product launches for the whole year.
The first marine-themed mall in the Philippines which houses 25 restaurants where customers can enjoy Manila's beautiful sunset, and even dine al fresco. The mall also features 30 unique stores.
Open Water Marine Habitat:
The Open Water Marine Habitat is an outdoor swimming pool with diving facilities where visitors go snorkeling or diving.