As you remove the guard rail to the exhibit it’s hard to contain the giddy kid like feeling and hold back a huge grin as you enter the water realizing your diving in an amazing exhibit with animals you don't normally get to see on dives unless you're lucky. Hit your exhaust valve and drop into an amazing underwater world that’s immensely different than what you saw from the outside as you entered the Great Hall at the main entrance to the aquarium. The first thing we took notice of is how well you can see all of the people looking into the aquarium, it’s exciting to look out and see the smiling faces of kids and adults alike. As you descend through the water column you pass by a few large yellowtail tuna, a school of sardines and then look down to see two giant sea bass that are easily 300 pounds and incredible to observe up close. There are also at least two moray eels, a giant sheepshead and a school of medium size fish that form a mesmerizing circle of movement as they school in the water at the top of the tank. Once you are on the bottom of the aquarium look up and take in the splendor of the exhibit teaming with life and natural sunshine beaming through from above. As you take in the beauty of what is happening above, it is hard to remember that you are actually in an aquarium in the middle of downtown Long Beach. Truly a must see for anyone who loves SCUBA.