The Dig Aquarium

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While "The Dig" may bring images of sand and dirt, that is not what you'll find here. The Dig at Atlantis is a stellar aquarium full of exotic exhibits themed to the sunk city of Atlantis. You will feel humbled by the sheer size of the tanks and variety of the animals.

The entire aquarium is designed to appear an ancient ruin that has sunk into the sea.

There are numerous, colorful ruins at the Dig that feature an even more numerous number of animals. The prime exhibits include the lobsters, lion-fish, grouper, seahorse, jellyfish, clown fish, and eel. All the exhibits and animals are brought into the mythology of Atlantis and given a part in a larger story.

Location

The Dig Aquarium, on the same premises as Atlantis Royal Towers, is found on Paradise Island, 1.3 miles east-northeast of downtown Nassau.

There are a number of ways to reach the Royal Towers where the Dig is located. Visitors can drive or take a bus over the main bridge into Paradise Island, or hire one of the many taxis and vans. Additionally, there are ferries that will take you straight to Atlantis' dock.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this aquarium. The most proximate place to eat to The Dig Aquarium is Dive Inn, which serves American dishes. Dive Inn is a short ways off, but out of the way enough that you may decide to make advance plans for employing a viable mode of transport to travel there. Nobu and Blue Lagoon are additional dining options close-by. At Blue Lagoon you will want to eat some International dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Bahamas.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find at least one or two additional attractions in the area, including Atlantis Lagoon, which is a few hundred yards away Paradise Island. You might also think about heading over to Cloisters, which is another attraction nearby.

Aquariums are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near The Dig Aquarium
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Atlantis Lagoon -- 0.1 mi. (0.6 km) ENE 0.4 mi. Northwest of Paradise Island
Cloisters Historic Site 0.9 mi. (0.7 km) E 0.4 mi. East of Paradise Island
Versailles Garden -- 0.9 mi. (0.7 km) E 0.4 mi. East of Paradise Island
Paradise Island Lighthouse Other Attraction 1.8 mi. (3.5 km) W 2.2 mi. West of Paradise Island
Dolphin Encounter Other Attraction 3.7 mi. (5.4 km) E 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Paradise Island
The Caves Historic Site 7.5 mi. (3.2 km) W 2.0 mi. West of Cable Beach
Bonefish Pond National Park -- 8.3 mi. (8.1 km) SW 5.0 mi. South West of Nassau
Primeval Forest -- 10.2 mi. (8.9 km) WSW 5.5 mi. South West of Cable Beach

More Information

Cost

The Dig costs between $25 and $30 per person depending on the season.

Location: 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence

Phone

(242) 363-3000

Website

http://www.atlantisbahamas.com/thingstodo/marinehabitat/thedig

Email

reservations@atlantisparadise.com

 

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