Orlando City Guides

Discovery Cove in Orlando Offers Visitors a Glimpse of an Underwater Paradise

Orlando, Florida - Review Experience

Discover an underwater adventure land

There are a number of different reasons that people travel to Disney, from safaris to space travel and just to have an exclusive one-on-one visit with Mickey Mouse. However, the one thing that few people may come for is a sea-venture experience at Discovery Cove.

Discovery Cove, a sister resort to SeaWorld, where you will experience a natural and tropical paradise with marine wildlife and a back-to-basics water park experience. The grounds around the park are always manicured and lush, which provide a rival to the exquisite hotels found in Hawaii.

When you visit Discovery Cove you will experience a number of exciting adventures, including a lazy river that twists and turns around a large portion of the park, which is 30 acres total, which includes an aviary. When you visit the aviary by foot, you will have birds that actually eat from you hand – and that may nip at your clothing.

You will also encounter saltwater dolphin pools and sandy beaches where you will be able to commune and then swim with the resident bottle-nosed dolphins. When you need a break from all the fun and excitement you can stop by the various snack locations to grab a drink or much on a full lunch or breakfast. All snack items are included in your initial admission fee.

When you visit Discovery Cove, you can take part in the SeaVenture, which was initially opened in 2011 and provides a controlled diving experience that provides guests with an idea of what it is like to actually be on the floor of the ocean, surrounded with all of the natural fauna and flora. This experience occurs at a 12 foot deep area in the Grand Reef part of the park that houses approximately 10,000 sea creatures, which includes over 125 species of sharks, rays and fish. The cost is affordable and you are provided with a 25 minute tour underwater, which involves wearing the proper helmet and equipment with included air supply.

However, prior to embarking on your underwater adventure, you will choose the wetsuit you want to use, either a T-top onesie and shorts or simply a vest that is sleepless. The human’s only pools at Discovery Cove are always kept at a temperature of 85 to 88 degrees. The pools on site provide visitors with the opportunity to mingle with an array of marine life, which includes the Grand Reef and Dolphin Lagoon.

Each day the admission to Discovery Cove is limited to 1,000, which makes it the least occupied pool in all of Orlando. Discovery Cove is located at 6000 Discovery Cove Way in Orlando and more information can be discovered at http://www.discoverycove.com.

Get Connected: