Here's what I'm going to call a photo tour of the Busan aquarium and the adventures my two friends and I had there.
|You could pay to have a ride on this glass bottom boat. It road over the shark tank I would dive in later. How strange, right? A boat in an aquarium.|
|What's scarier than giant Japanese spider crabs?|
Just a little lower on the scary scale than great whites and megaladons, but definitely worse than giant clams and stone fish.
|I was impressed by the Busan aquarium's charming exhibits.|
|The sea anemones had a fanciful display.|
|Me and my soon-to-be BFF!|
With the Scuba in Korea shark dive program, we paid ₩110,000 (about $106) each to suit up and go under with these guys.
|Inflatable pets were available for purchase at the trinket shops inside the aquarium.|
|I love rays.|
My favorite animal is the manta ray, and the hammerhead shark is second. Being around these guys was a dream come true.
|Heading into the Staff Only section on the way to our dive, we saw this giant sea horse. He looks fake, doesn't he? How wild!|
|These are the shark teeth we found. We were allowed and encouraged to look for them in the tank and to pick up as many as we found. Our guide, Michael, said that my friend Lindsay was like the shark teeth whisperer. She found 5! I found one.|
I'm so glad I went, guys! While in Busan, we also hit up Haeundae Beach, New Philly Church's Seaside campus, some American style food, and a sweet hostel called Indy House. It was a cool time and it was great to get out of the big city, but my favorite time was resting in the shark tank. No pressure, no responsibility, just pure wonder and peace.