Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta
The largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere is in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Georgia Aquarium takes up several blocks, holds 30 million liters of water, and is home to more than 120,000 fish and marine creatures. The aquarium is divided into various themed sections: in one you will find enormous whale sharks; in another, leaping dolphins; in a third, piranha feeding sessions, and so on.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai
When it was first built, Dubai Aquarium was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as boasting the largest acrylic viewing panel in the world, at 33 meters long and 8.5 meters high. It is also the first aquarium to be built in the desert, and is home to more than 70 types of sea creature, including sharks and rays.
S.E.A. Aquarium, Singapore
With an aquarium panorama 36 meters long and 8.3 meters high, S.E.A Aquarium is home to more than 800 underwater species. You can watch the rainbow-colored fish swim by and spot whales, groupers, tiger sharks, and even enormous Japanese spider crabs, not to mention the star fish, eels, and an incredible number of jellyfish.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Japan
Arriving at this aquarium, with its 22-meter long and 8.2-meter high viewing panel, it is easy to forget that you are on dry land. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is three stories underground, and above your head is 10 meters of water. As you enter the aquarium you will descend ever deeper underwater.
This is the biggest cylindrical, salt-water aquarium in the world, with a height of 16 meters and diameter of 11.5 meters. You will be standing in front of what in effect amounts to a 100,000-liter glass of water. If you are staying at the Radisson SAS Berlin, then you will find the aquarium conveniently situated in the courtyard of the hotel, and you may even be able to observe its inhabitants from your hotel window.