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The Atlantis Resort at Nassau, Bahamas

Click to enlargen  1 of  27 - The Wonder docks in Nassau the first morning Click to enlargen  2 of  27 - You can take water taxis to various places in Nassau Click to enlargen  3 of  27 - The Paradise Island taxi gets you to Atlantis & the Dolphin Encounter Click to enlargen  4 of  27 - Atlantis is one of the few things that dwarfs the Disney ships! Click to enlargen  5 of  27 - The immense grounds around Atlantis abound in bridges, rock passages, all themed to Atlantis Click to enlargen  6 of  27 - A million dollar glass sculpture marks the Mall/Casino entryway Click to enlargen  7 of  27 - This amazing glass anemone overlooks all the casino Click to enlargen  8 of  27 - This inverted one keeps an eye on the bar flys ;-) Click to enlargen  9 of  27 - The unique underground Atlantian aquarium 'Dig' has lobsters in the belfry! Click to enlargen  10 of  27 - They raise stingrays & sharks all over Atlantis Click to enlargen  11 of  27 - Annie goes nose to nose with a grouper (he blinked 1st!) Click to enlargen  12 of  27 - You can even handle snails, starfish & anemones (yuck?) Click to enlargen  13 of  27 - A rescued & recovering hammerhead emerging from the glare Click to enlargen  14 of  27 - A massive adult manta ray just had a baby here (darned bubbles) Click to enlargen  15 of  27 - This sawfish is actually a ray, NOT a shark Click to enlargen  16 of  27 - The underwater tubes of the Dig make for incredible viewing of the animals Click to enlargen  17 of  27 - And of people too!  Divers constantly vacuum & clean the tubes & tanks Click to enlargen  18 of  27 - Divers also feed the sharks for extra action for tube watchers Click to enlargen  19 of  27 - The Atlantean Pyramid has 4 waterslides, 2 go right thru a shark-infested tank! Click to enlargen  20 of  27 - The tube slide winds its way thru the pyramid itself and out thru the sharks Click to enlargen  21 of  27 - Go for it!  Off into oblivion!  Its not steep, but it is dark Click to enlargen  22 of  27 - (what did you expect?  I said it was dark!) Click to enlargen  23 of  27 - We're shot out of the pyramid into the shark tank! (oh, plexiglass walls, whew. Under 30 feet of water?!) Click to enlargen  24 of  27 - I still feel like an item in the buffet line for the sharks! (and sharks ALL around us) Click to enlargen  25 of  27 - There's the other tube that the 'Leap of Faith' vertical slide rockets you thru Click to enlargen  26 of  27 - I made it out of the shark tank!  Where's my feet?!? Click to enlargen  27 of  27 - Annie & I swam into these little grottos covered by waterfalls in the pool below the pyramid (we weren't supposed to be in the Atlantis pool areas; we were the only Disney-cruisers to make it into the water undetected; we were heros that night on the boat!) click on an image to enlargen it