Interactive Dive Cage
Discover the virtual Interactive Dive Cage, which submerges visitors in a 270-degree continuous view of the ocean.
Discover the virtual Interactive Dive Cage, which submerges visitors in a 270-degree continuous view of the ocean. Interactive touch screens bring visitors up close to sea creatures through a series of animated experiences, games and challenges. Visitors can pit their wits against a playful dolphin or test their knowledge of how a great white tracks its prey. It also features an amazing encounter with a blue whale that swallows the whole Cage, taking visitors on a journey through its digestive system. When the whale comes up for air, the Dive Cage is ejected through the blowhole and then it splashes down into the ocean.
Manta rays usually grow to around 6.7 metres across and 1200 kilos, though they have been reported at 9.1 metres and 1400 kilos, making them one of the largest creatures in the ocean.
Great White Sharks can detect one part of blood in one million parts of water and this sense is 10,000 times more sensitive than that of humans.
Dolphins do not have vocal cords, but instead use six air sacs near the blow whole to vocalise. Each individual dolphin has its own signature whistle, used to identify individuals, with about 30 different sounds used for general communication.
The tongue of a Blue Whale is the same size as an elephant (around 4 tonnes), 50 people could stand in its mouth.
And here are a few of the more technical facts about the production
If one person were to interact with all of the content in the Dive Cage, it would take almost 2 hours, with approximately 500 buttons being pressed in the process!
The creatures’ skin textures are made up of nearly 600 million pixels, that’s the equivalent of taking a single picture with a 580 Mega Pixel camera!
The virtual water is created in many stages; modelling, animation and rendering; lighting effects and colour correction and finally, compositing. To create just 10 seconds of virtual water took almost 1800 hours worth of computer time and a week of man hours!
If you were to render (generate) all of the animated content found in the Dive Cage experience on your home computer, it would take an estimated 11,160 hours! That’s 465 days.