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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

A Day in the Life of an Aquarist

Discover what it takes to be an Aquarist at SEA LIFE Sydney

13 May 2020 09:47:25

What does a day in the life of an Aquarist look like?

The role of our team here at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has been flipped on its head since COVID-19 has forced the closure of our aquarium.

Gone are specialist animal departments, hourly animal talks, guest experiences and more. Rather, we’ve seen the rise of the virtual aquarium where live-streams have become a regular task, and rotating daily teams means aquarists all now care for all the animals in the aquarium.

It’s a jam-packed day, every day, so go behind-the-scenes and see the daily tasks our aquarium team complete to keep our attraction – and our animals – in tip top shape.


On the day


Adult from (Child $28.00)
  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you unlimited digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Book in advance to save up to 20% on weekdays
  • Book a date and time to guarantee entry

Shark Dive Xtreme Gift Voucher

Any Day Gift Voucher



  • No cages - just you, your instructors, sharks, giant stingrays and more
  • No previous diving experience required (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included