This sight greeted us one early morning in Berlin while we were on the way down through to our breakfast. It’s not the view we normally get to see when we are riding an elevator, and that day was by chance a view of two men cleaning the Aquadom in Berlin. While the hotel workers under the tube were busy tending their guests, the two divers in the tube were having a good swim while feeding some 2600 fish in different species.
According to Wikipedia, this Aquadom in Berlin is the largest acrylic cylinder in the world. I didn’t know about this but what I knew was that it was the largest aquarium I have ever seen. Hubby and I didn’t know and haven’t heard about the said Aquadom before. It was a mere coincidence of discovering this fascinating attraction in Berlin when we stayed at the Radisson Blu (formerly Radisson SAS) Hotel where the AquaDom is located. It is the center of attraction in the hotel’s lobby but the entrance to the Dom is next to the hotel through Sea Life Berlin which maintained it . The Dom offers a two storied-elevator ride where one can experience deep-sea diving without actually being in the water. The ride is both fun and educational as one gets a closer look of the sea life (especially the tropical fish) at the same time learning about them.
Accordingly, these professional divers are working full time and they are cleaning the Dom everyday. Unfortunately, we’d seen them just once, maybe because we slept in most.
Wow, i haven’t hear about it before. It seems very refreshing by looking at it because i love sea. 😀
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Yay, I wasn’t the first one who haven’t heard this Dom before. Yes, cool!
Ganda naman niyan..sa Berlin hmmm…lol. Haven’t heard that before also.
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Joy, ako nga rin dati, hehee!
You always have some different news :).
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Thanks, Ruchi. Just something to share to others.
Oh man! This is something that we don’t really have at my place. Nice one.
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We don’t have this here, either. 🙂
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Uy, kumusta na, Jhari. Long time no comments, hahaa!
Ridiculous blogger says
See through. Ang ganda siguro diyan.
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Maganda rin naman. Pero mas maeenjoy ang mga bata nito.
that’s so cool! never seen that one yet.
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Thanks, Jo. Yes, Berlin haven’t made a good PR on this.
ahhh sa berlin pala yan… maganda ang pagkakagawa at ang idea… kaso nakakalungkot na dati isda ang nakalagay jan ngayon tao na… anakna….
bakit tinatanong ako kung anong 3+8, buti na lang may katabi akong calculator…. hahaha…
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Hindi naman buong araw ang dalawang tao diyan, naglilinis lang at pinapakain ang mga isda. Siyempre nandiyan pa rin ang mga isda, hindi na aquarium yun kung wala. 🙂
Buti sinagot mo, kung hindi, di ko rin nakita comment mo, hahaa! Takot ka rin sa math, kagaya ko.
this is something new to me and the Aquadom looks fascinatingly beautiful. That must be so amazing to scuba in. 🙂
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Hehee, let’s see, maybe just five divers at a time. I won’t dare as it looks so deep from the top.
Wow, it’s really amazing thing to watch =)
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It is indeed. 🙂
Klaus @ TechPatio says
I had no idea that thing were in Berlin – it wasn’t noisy or anything (air pumps etc.) ?
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Klaus, it’s not noisy and it’s like a big aquarium.
Once I had that almost similar experience when The lift had a pass through makeshift waterfall. Yes, it an experience And The lift floor was totally transparent And one can watch the growing height. That was scary The moment you watch floor but fun.
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I wouldn’t look down when I’m in a transparent lift. We have that kind of lift in a mall in Davao.
Two divers cleaning the tank….amazing picture. I love fish and clean blue sea(I am a veg ;)).
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Like you, I prefer fish than meat, though I’m not a veg. An extraordinary sight, isn’t it?
Wow ang ganda naman nyan, napaka clear pa. Naku kung meron lang nyan dito pupuntahan namin ni Sean.
Oo nga no, kung meron lang sa atin. First time ko rin nakakita ng ganito kalaking aquarium baga, hehee.
Sourish Nath says
I just found you out while googling , and this a really nice blog. :)Thats a nice AQuatic dom [aquadom].
Expect me to be a frequent visitor here. Will read all your posts
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Thank you so much for your nice words. I’m glad you found my blog.
Sure, I will do the same to you. 😉
Michael Aulia says
Wow that must have been a pretty cool sight! I wish one day I can go for a honeymoon to Europe 😀
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Lol! Michael, why not? You can go to any place you want for your honeymoon. But I wish to go to Oz on my 10th wedding anniversary.
Hopping here again Len..checking LOL
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Hahaa! walang magawa, Joy. Buti ka pa naka-hop na.
Wow ! It’s really a great structure like huge fish tank. But i am very disappointed about my link love. One more thing i am changing my server.
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Oh, I didn’t realize that. Yes, it looks like a huge fish tank.
Don’t worry about your link love. I’ll be adding you to my blogroll soon.
Thanks for paying attention towards me.
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I thought it’s a huge fish tank… 😛
Yay ate! Grabe now lang me nakakita ng ganyan, ang laking aquarium nya nyan. Pero parang di na xa aquarium,c0nsidEreD parang manila ocean park ung dating nya.. Pero nice talaga! Lucky you makakita ng ganyan.
Teka, san ko nga nakita pic ng Manila Ocean Park. Maganda din place na yan. Pero ma-exciting lang ito sa mga bata talaga, like you ba. 🙂
Isis @ Pinaybackpacker says
I didn’t know about this Aquadom, too. I hope we had one here in the Philippines. That would be a great tourist attraction. 😀
Your ad is now on display at my blog. So, I decided to pay a visit. I’m sure glad I did. 😀
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I’m sure it would give a boost on tourism in the Phil. if we have one like this.
Thanks for visiting. Not many bloggers would visit their ad spacers though. I used to do it before but I’d stopped for some reasons.
kerja kosong says
Wow its so HUGEEE.. if i have chance i’d love to go there.
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WOW. what a giant aquarium out there!!… very nice info. tHanks!
Thank you, Glan. Yah, first time to see this giant aquarium.
wow Marlene its amazing first time for me to see such kind of aquarium. Though we have the Ocean Park here in Manila but this one is so great !!!!
Thank you, Ma’am. I haven’t seen our own aquarium in Manila, love to see it someday though.
Filipino Recipes says
Now ko lang nakita tong post mo. I saw this one from your most viewed or popular post. This is such an awesome place and masterpiece!
Ang ganda talaga nito and we’re lucky to see those men inside the aquarium. But I heard there’s also like this in Manila, don’t know how big though.
Sourish @ Iphone 4 Jailbreak says
nice aquarium view