Chessington World of Adventure’s owner, Merlin Entertainments Group, also owns the Sea Life brand. In 2008, it opened a small Sea Life aquarium at the park to complement its existing zoo.
Among the creatures housed in the Sea Life attraction are Blacktip Reef Sharks, several different species of ray and a host of jellyfish. Guests also have the chance to have their hands “cleaned” by live shrimp.
In 2011, the park renamed the aquarium’s underwater tunnel area as Azteca, adding a backstory based around a plane that crashes into a mystical lost underwater city.