Address: Kidričevo nabrežje 4 6330 Piran
Phone: ++386 5 673 25 72, ++386 5 674 72 41
Fax: ++386 5 674 72 42
Aquarium has its premises at the inner bay of the Piran port on the Kidrič Quay No. 4. It was founded in the year 1964, when the Aquarium Society of the Slovene Coast obtained the permit to restore the premises of the old Maritime and Fishery School building. It commenced with full activity only in the year 1967, when it came under the management of the Maritime High School of Portorož. In it there are several basins, which are mainly lit by artificial light, but on some nevertheless some natural light transpires through the windows. The basins comprise from 100 to 300 litres of water, while the central on the wall holds 2000 litres. The institution employs an expert diver, who is in charge of impeccable operation of the aquarium system. In the basins around 200 guests from the deeps of the submersed world can be admired; of which around 140 various kinds of sea organism. There to be acquainted with are common octopus, common snapper, sea-bream (dentex, braize), wrasse, ormer, bass, in our parts rare red mullet and many more of the sea animals. Of course there are also algae, e.g. Sargasso alga, Poseidon alga and cistosirae. In the special room there is a big floor pool, in which shark, spiny dogfish, grey mullet, bass, roach etc. are swimming. Among others there you can peruse lobster, crabs, eels, tiny sea-urchin, various kinds of sponges.
Opening hours: every day from 9.00 to 17.00. Closed on Mondays.
Pomorski in tehniški izobraževalni center Portorož
Pot pomorščakov 4
Tel. : ++386 5 671 32 41
Fax : ++386 5 671 32 42
Web site : http://portal.pomorska-sola.si/
GPS Northing (N) : 45,5281
GPS Easting (E) : 13,5676