Qingdao Underwater World is a sprawling complex with a myriad of animal species on display.
Among the four underground levels youll find an inter-tidal zone display, a seabed tunnel, a cabin passage, a marine theater, the purported largest cylindrical aquarium in the world, a rare marine species zone, a rainforest area and a surprisingly large marine education area which features an open lab, a touch pool, interactive video displays and a studio.
The Underwater Olympics competitors are all professional scuba divers, although theyre now involved in activities they probably hadnt imagined before. Theres underwater fencing, shooting, gymnastics and even cycling. Its enough to make you think its the year of the fish, not the year of the rat.