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Shark Encounter reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Shark Encounter, a walk through at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Posted: January 21, 2008

The 280,000-gallon attraction features a 57-foot acrylic tube running the length of the sharks’ habitat. Sand tiger, bonnethead, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks are among the species living in this popular attraction.

(Jaws 3-D was actually filmed at Sea World Florida, back in 1983)

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9 votes, so far

Though it lacks some of the additional nasty sea-beasties Orlando has, this is by far the better of the two exhibits. Here you enter through a recreation of a lagoon at twilight, affording an above water view of the sharks, including the almost trademark sight of the dorsal fin cutting across the top of the water. Avoid just after adjacent theater show dumps. - Rob McCullough

A wonderful exhibit that also proves to be the most popular at the park. The above and under water viewing of the sharks is awesome and the theming in the attraction is a nice bonus as well. What's scarier than the shark themselves is how crowded this attraction gets after a dolphin or sea lion show finishes nearby. If you can, make it a point to visit this attraction in the morning or at night when you can really enjoy watching these menacing fishes. - Manny Barron

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