cardigan bay marine wildlife centre
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales lead the way in unique visitor experiences with their latest attraction!
This summer The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are inviting visitors to their Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay to explore the amazing underwater world of Cardigan Bay without getting wet!
Get ready to go on an underwater adventure like no other with ‘Sea Quest’! Cardigan Bay Sea Quest is an exciting 360 degree virtual reality experience using the very latest Oculus Rift (O.R) technology that the whole family can play. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales will be launching Sea Quest at their Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre on Saturday 11th July.
Gina Gavigan, Marketing and Development Manager for The Wildlife Trust said ‘the technology and experience is just awesome. We have created a unique marine educational adventure that actually allows the user to seamlessly explore our virtual underwater world just as they would in real life, every subtle movement of the users head is tracked in real time thus creating a natural experience. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are the first organisation in Wales to introduce this ground-breaking technology as a form of visitor interpretation; we are very excited to share this experience with our visitors to the centre!’
The Sea Quest Mission:
Visitors start their experience by wearing our virtual reality diving goggles or Oculus Rift headset; they are then transported to our Cardigan Bay underwater world. Users must then explore, locate and photograph 20 marine mission items before their tank runs out of air! The adventure allows the user to get up close to a Basking Shark and our friendly Bottlenose Dolphin and her calf without causing any disturbance.
Sarah Perry, Living Seas Science Officer for The Wildlife Trust said ‘The Sea Quest experience forms part of our Future Fisheries project which is an essential part of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Living Sea’s work, championing a low impact, profitable fishing industry in Wales where marine wildlife also thrives. It also raises awareness of the marine environment and fostering an understanding of the local fishing industry which will help us all work towards a sustainable future’.
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is based on the sea-front in the heart of New Quay overlooking the beach and harbour. Our work includes marine research and education as well as events and activities.
Visit: www.cbmwc.org or www.welshwildlife.org
Telephone: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre: 01545 560 224
1. Gina Gavigan, Marketing & Development Manager. The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Sarah Perry, Living Seas Science Officer. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. email@example.com