Coral reefs are among the Earth’s most vibrant ecosystems. From the tiniest fishes darting among coral branches to sleek sharks cruising sunny waters, this community of predators and prey survives in a complex, and fragile, balance.
Cownose rays sometimes flutter along the glass, revealing the mouth and gills on their underside.
Hear how rescued green sea turtle Nickel made her way to Shedd with our special audio guide.
During dive sessions, you can ask questions, and a diver will answer you from underwater as they feed the fishes!
Take a 360° tour of an underwater city
Coral reefs are among the Earth’s most vibrant ecosystems. At the foundation are tiny, soft-bodied coral animals. Living in colonies, they build stony structures around themselves that create a vast seascape that attracts thousands of species seeking shelter—and food. From the tiniest fishes darting among coral branches to sleek sharkscruising sunny waters, this community of predators and prey survives in a complex, and fragile, balance.
Ever wanted to dive into our Caribbean Reef? Jump in with our first 360 video demo and swim with our animals!
Caribbean Reef Dive Messages - currently unavailable
Looking for a unique way to “pop the question,” wish someone a happy birthday, or just send a special message to a loved one? Let Shedd divers help during one of our scheduled Caribbean Reef dive presentations.
Within the reef habitat, surrounded by stingrays, our popular sea turtle, Nickel, and an array of colorful reef fishes, a diver will hold a sign with your personal message.
A digital photo to commemorate your experience is included.
Shedd Aquarium reserves the right to approve and edit any message if necessary. Messages that are obscene, offensive or include foul language will not be accepted. Additionally, the message cannot be used for commercial purposes.
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