In the past 36 hours I have sat next to a life-sized scuba diver made out of LEGOs, kissed a dolphin, listened to a reggae band cover any number of disco hits including “I Will Survive,” stood feet away from various members of the Jonas family, and watched Teddy dip marshmallows into no fewer than five different melted-chocolate fountains in a rainbow of hues.
All of this has been fun of course (well, maybe except the disco part) but by far my favorite part of this trip to the Atlantis Resort has been the way that Teddy and I can just stroll around and look at fish, turtles, rays, sharks, and many other forms of marine life. The biggest aquarium, shown in the photo above, is called “The Dig” and is meant to simulate the search for the lost city of Atlantis. The fish and other animals here live and swim among “ruins” covered with hieroglyphs.
I’m sure this sounds kitschy – heck, how could it not be kitschy? But it is also surprisingly beautiful, especially at night when the tanks are carefully illumined and the silvery bodies of the fish glide noiselessly by. Teddy and I have visited The Dig three times already and will probably do so at least three or four more before we leave. He already knows his way through the maze of tunnels, exactly where to find his favorite sea horses, and (thanks to an excellent tour on or first night here) which tank holds the stinging jellyfish.
This post is part of a series I wrote about my tip to the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island Bahamas. If you enjoyed it, you might also be interested in:
Almost all of the expenses for my trip were paid for by LEGO, JetBlue, and the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas. But I was under no obligation to write about my experience, was not compensated for this post, and the opinions it contains are (you guessed it) my own.
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