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Coral World

Coral World Ocean Park is arguably the island of St Thomas' premier tourist attraction - and has been enormously popular with visitors of all ages for almost 40 years. The marine park is built on two levels: an over-water floor, with interesting exhibitions, a touch pool, restaurants, and a gift shop; and an underwater observatory, located 15 feet below the surface, where visitors can gape at exotic marine life in its natural surrounds. Coral World also boasts Sea Trek technology - that is, 'helmet diving technology' - allowing you to walk along the ocean floor for up to half an hour with no need for an oxygen tank or a snorkel. This technology was successfully used to stage the first-ever underwater wedding, which took place at Coral World in January 2001.

Address: Coki Point, St Thomas

Website: www.coralworldvi.com

Opening times: Open daily from 9am to 4pm, November to March. From April to October, opening times vary (consult website for up-to-date information)

Admission: General admission: $19 (adults), $10 (children). Other options and combination tickets also available