Are the holidays stressing you out? Are you frantically trying to think of clever presents for the last few family members on your list? Well, we at Okeanos Group do our best to help the people of the world alleviate their stress. Studies have proven that aquarium therapy is an effective way wash away stress. I can think of no better way to combat holiday anxiety than to appreciate one of the most beautiful public aquariums on Earth. Today, I’d like you to sit back, relax, and take a gander at Resort World Sentosa’s S.E.A., the brand-spanking-new world’s largest public aquarium.
I highly recommend watching this video on full screen and at maximum resolution.
As if having the world’s biggest aquarium wasn’t already impressive enough, Resort World Sentosa also boasts the world record for the largest viewing panel at 36 meters wide by 8.3 meters tall (118 by 27 feet). Collectively, the tanks show off more than 100,000 marine creatures (holy cow!) and over 800 unique species. The only way you’re even going to begin to get close to this type of experience is if you strap on some scuba gear and dive into the deep blue sea.
There’s an obvious new trend in the world of aquariums. Every year, some entertainment business tries to build the biggest and baddest aquatic display. The Kuroshio Sea exhibit in the Churaumi Aquarium in Japan once held the record of the world’s largest viewing glass at 74 feet by 27 feet. It opened its doors in 2002, and the Dubai Mall quickly followed suit with a massive aquarium of its own. Aquariums are getting bigger, deeper, wider, and much more popular. In the near future, will massive aquariums be as common a sight as flashing billboards or mall music? We hope so. There’s nothing quite like an aquascape to take the edge off a stressful shopping expedition.
Man, I feel like I just took a Xanax.
As you can see, stress and aquariums are pretty much polar opposites. Aquariums douse stress as quickly and surely as throwing a bucket of water over an open flame. We spend so much time talking about aquarium design and combinations of fish that it’s easy to overlook the main reason why we get aquariums in the first place: aquariums help balance us. They slow down the blood flow, they make you want to sit back, and they give you a sense of peace that you just can’t get anywhere else.
Christmas is on the horizon. You may want to get yourself a treat by purchasing a custom aquarium for your home or office. Remember: when it comes to calming your nerves, a beautiful aquascape will beat out spiked eggnog any day of the week.