Underwater Abandoned Aquarium of Silver Cay

underwater abandoned aquarium

The Coral Island Marine Park is on Silver Cay, part of the city of Nassau, Island of New Providence, Bahamas.

The Coral Island Marine Park resides on a small cay off of Nassau city and was once a popular tourist destination. Opening in 1987 by Coral World International, it was the biggest park developed by CWI at the time. It was an instant hit in Nassau becoming the leading tourist attraction in the city. It offered a museum, underwater observatory, shark, turtle and stingray pools, snorkeling trails and a hotel. Shown in the pictures is the Observatory that offered sea level and underwater marine viewing.

aquarium abandoned in the bahamas

Coral World International sold the park to the Marriott Nassau Beach Hotel in 1995. It was renamed ‘Silver Cay’. When the massive Hurricane Floyd hit in 1999, it caused great and severe damage all across the Bahamas and East Coast of the US and caused the closure of the marine park.

It has since been abandoned and forgotten to time as many believe and are even told by tour guides that it is a research station or former lighthouse.

Where is the abandoned Coral Island Marine Park underwater aquarium tower located? You can find it with these coordinates. 25.087202,-77.368067.

aerial of abandoned aquarium

Image 1 and 2 used and licensed under CC BY NC ND 2.0. Image 1 and 2 by Sean Haynes / Flickr/sarhaynes.

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