2017

AQWA launches new Adventure Bay aquarium and activity hub. This outdoor exhibit area features a diving aquarium, kiosk cafe, new multi-purpose outdoor ampitheatre seating, children’s playground and dive hub for running its new Adventure programs: Snorkel Discovery, Treasure Hunter and Mermaid Magic.

2016

Perth Mermaids perform at AQWA for the first time in the Shipwreck Coast aquarium

2016

AQWA expands its Whale Watching charters with a new partnership with Rottnest Fast Ferries

2015

AQWA Shark mascot developed to meet and greet visitors to AQWA in December

2011

AQWA commences Ocean Safari joint venture with Mills Charters in September

2011

Reefwalker experience launched at AQWA

2010

Seal pool converted to Coral Reef exhibit and opened to the public

2009

Seals relocated to Adelaide Zoo on 11th February

2006

DangerZONE exhibit completed and opened to the public

2003

AQWA Foundation teams with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in May in a joint project to tag Great White Sharks and better understand their behaviour

2002

Dive with Sharks experience launched at AQWA

2002

Joint Community Education Project initiated with the Water Corporation operating an Ocean Discovery Van to visit local beaches and provide educational activities

2001

Fishing Clinics held with Fisheries WA

2001

Underwater World renamed as AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia on 1st January

2000

Coral World International sells Ocean World Aquarium in Manly, Sydney on 13th December

2000

Seals from Manly Oceanarium relocated to AQWA

2000

AQWA Adventures conducts whale watching tours in September

 

1992

Three Bottle Nose Dolphins were relocated from Atlantis Marine Park to be rehabilitated at AQWA

1992

Coral World International acquired assets of Ocean World Aquarium located in Manly, Sydney on 19th March

1991

Underwater World purchased by Coral World International on 12th August

1988

Underwater World opened to the public on 13th April

1985

Underwater World Perth (UWP) idea conceived by Mr Russell Eathorne and Mr Kester Macfarlane