We provide turn-key services from concepts through to detail design, construction, commission, operation and management of aquariums and multi-use complexes. We are a New Zealand based company that has become an international name in the much specialised field of aquarium design, development, construction, operation and maintenance.

We are well known as being amongst the world leaders in developing aquaria, using an acrylic tunnel with moving walkway concept that is now changing the face of conventional aquarium design. Our tunnel cross section geometry gives the underwater tunnel the best viewing characteristics of any acrylic aquarium tunnel. We have the ability and experience to design, construct and operate complete aquarium and multi-use complex projects including:

  • Architectural and engineering design,
  • Design, fabricate and install static displays and specialist exhibits for exhibition hall,
  • Design, Supply, Bend and install all acrylic components,
  • Moving walkway,
  • Design and install saltwater and filtration systems,
  • Design and install underwater theme (rockscaping),
  • Fish catching,
  • Fish care,
  • Final aquarium operation and maintenance.


Our ability is witnessed by the impressive number of world class aquariums already completed by the Group and the number of exciting new aquarium developments currently on the drawing board.

A particular feature, is our ability to provide a commercially competitive price, a complete in-house service for all aspects of the project by using professionals who have worked closely together on many similar prior projects.  The principals and staff of the Company are all professionals in their particular fields of expertise within the Company, and we are proud of our professional approach to all aspects of all new projects.


The management team covers all areas of finance, proposals, feasibility studies for new projects. We have evolved management teams who are operational and who have maintained aquariums in New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Singapore, China, Russia, Thailand, Europe, North America and Malaysia.

These teams are comprised of Marinescape and Aquamarine staff and consultants who train local people to take over the aquarium operation and maintenance.

Design & Construction

Complete building design and construction service.  Initial design is carried out in the Head Office.  Local based consultants are engaged to ensure works are carried out in accordance with local by-laws as well as making the optimum arrangements and use of local contractors, building practices and materials.

Interior Design is a complete turnkey service including design, making and installation of artificial corals, seaweed and rockwork.

Aquarist Department

A complete service provided by trained aquarists who have total responsibility for:

  • Fish source,
  • Supply and transport,
  • Introduction and maintenance of good health and
  • Development of breeding programmes.

These people work closely with the life support team to provide continuously updated systems. (New Zealand based).


By the year 2012 over 250 million people world-wide have enjoyed visiting our aquariums. These projects provide significant financial return to their owners. The New Zealand base provides us with world class technological and professional skills at competitive cost structures.  The aquarium components are constructed in New Zealand in kitset form and shipped in sealed containers directly to the site, then assembled by skilled installation teams. This enables us to provide a turn-key service delivered on time and within budget. New Zealand companies generally have a reputation for getting the job done. We maintain a significant ongoing research and development strategy to ensure we remain at the forefront of our industry.

A total staff of 30 currently work in five countries, directed by the Head Office in Auckland, New Zealand.

Life Support Systems

Complete service including customised designs to suit locality and locally available componentry and quality of local water. Either closed systems with artificial salts or open or semi-open systems. Each aquarium design varies in accordance with local fish.


Our aquariums combine modern building, construction technology and sustainable design to give our visitors a true educational experience.

We have adopted environmental standards in material specification, aquaria conservation and management, waste management, energy efficiency, water conservation and architectural design best utilising the natural elements; allspecifically customized in design and construction for International large public aquarium developments. Our aquariums have numerous benefits to our clients such as; reduced capital, operating and energy costs; energy management opportunities.

Our company is committed to the ecological sustainable development of large public aquariums. This renewable-only commitment stems from a deeper commitment to sustainable development, and the belief in doing the right thing commercially, environmentally and socially for the future of the Aquarium Industry now and in the future.

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