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Open Ocean

Venture into the pelagic depths, where the sharks and stingrays dwell!

Watch manta rays turn backflips, fierce ‘ulua (giant trevally) dart through schools of angelfish, and powerful tiger sharks survey their domain. Our 750,000-gallon tank is the largest in the state—teeming with hundreds of fish, numerous manta and eagle rays, and five different species of sharks. Enter the exhibit via a 53-foot long acrylic tunnel that plunges you into the wondrous world of the open ocean.

The Open Ocean Exhibit
The Open Ocean Exhibit
Scratch “Swim with Sharks” off your bucket list.
Our Shark Dive Maui program allows scuba-certified guests to drop into our tank and cruise alongside the hammerheads and tigers, accompanied by aquarium staff.
Taking care of each other
Shark Dive Maui
Discover Maui's Marine Habitat
Invertebrates
Broad Stingray
The broad stingray is found only in Hawaii and Taiwan. Most researchers agree their populations are plentiful. It is one of four species known to inhabit Hawaiian waters ...
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Broad Stingray
Fishes
Blacktip Reef Shark
Of the 40 species of sharks found in Hawai‘i, the blacktip reef shark is amongst the most common due to the areas it inhabits. The blacktip reef shark prefers shallow, ...
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Blacktip
Fishes
Giant Trevally
The jacks, or trevally, are a family of strong-swimming predators frequently seen at drop-offs or near reefs. Usually silvery in color, most have streamlined bodies with ...
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Giant Trevally