For over 28 years we have been the original and established leader in walk-through aquarium design, construction and management for 24 successfully operated and profitable public aquariums around the world.
Our aim is to present to the public world-class aquariums with displays of representative examples of living marine and aquatic organisms in naturalistic settings, and by way of exhibitions, programs of education, conservation and research to entertain and inform the public, and to encourage a sympathetic awareness and understanding of the marine and freshwater environments and of the human interaction with them. ”
- Ian Mellsop, Founder and Managing Director
Never before has there been such global interest in the
underwater world and the necessity to understand and protect the
fragile eco systems it supports. We are a committed part of
this world movement and pride ourselves on being the first company
to make accessible the secrets of the underwater world introducing
the first walk-through aquariums to Europe, Australasia, Asia,
Russia and the Middle East.
Proud to be a 100% owned New Zealand Company, we uses the
spirits of our pioneering people to forge ahead in the industry
taking its state of the art aquarium technology to all points of
the globe. Having revolutionized the format of aquariums by
developing horizontally curved 'underwater tunnels' they have
turned aquariums into underwater worlds that have allowed the
visitor to experience the wonders ofthe ocean as few, other than
experienced divers, have ever seen. Over 250 million satisfied
people have been enthralled and educated by our aquariums worldwide
and almost every one of these projects has won awards for
excellence, this includes awards for best new tourist attractions
in New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain. The New Zealand
aquarium was voted second best new tourist attraction in the world
the year after its opening. Such experiences place us as
number one in the industry.
A particular feature of our work is the ability to provide, at a
commercially competitive price, a complete in-house service for all
aspects of the project.
The New Zealand base provides us with world class technological
and professional skills at a competitive cost structure. The
aquarium components are constructed in New Zealand in kitset form
and shipped in sealed containers directly to the site, then
assembled by skilled installation teams. This enables us to provide
a turn-key service delivered on time and within budget. New Zealand
companies generally have a reputation for getting the job done.
We maintain a significant ongoing research and development
strategy to ensure it remains at the forefront of the aquarium
industry. We invite you to journey through the underwater world