Launching after February half term, (Monday February 20 to Sunday March 12) Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is on the lookout for a Captain and crew to preview its exciting new zone, Caribbean Cove.

After a £500,000 investment, the world’s biggest aquarium chain has announced it is seeking applicants to spend the day enjoying Dorset’s largest outdoor adventure playground with their friends ahead of the public launch on Saturday April 8.

As Caribbean Cove’s official Playground Manager, the lucky winner will receive an annual pass and a GoPro Session, while their friends will have exclusive access to the exciting Galleon, Calypso Heights with three challenging towers and five fun slides, shark encounter, Canyon Bridge and the Oceanic Octopus Crawl Tunnel. The captain will also be tasked with return visits during the year to provide management decisions, ideas and feedback for upcoming events at Caribbean Cove.

According to Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, potential captains should “have a taste for adventure, a love for our underwater friends, and a passion for conservation.”

Interested children, aged between seven and 11, will have to impress Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park’s own Junior Executive Board by answering four questions about why they deserve the position.

  • Why would you like to be the Caribbean Cove Playground Manager?
  • What are you really good at?
  • How would your friends describe you?
  • Tell us why you would be the perfect candidate for the Caribbean Cove Playground Manager.


Competition entries should be sent to:

Deadline for applications is Sunday March 12.


Tamsin Mutton-Mcknight, general manager of Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for one lucky winner to shape the future of Caribbean Cove as its Playground Manager and preview our exciting new zone with their friends before anyone else.”

Opening in 1983, Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is the second oldest SEA LIFE site and forms part of the Weymouth Cluster which also includes the recently rebranded Jurassic Skyline, Pirate Adventure Mini Golf and the Land Train. It is unique within the SEA LIFE network due to the mix of indoor and outdoor aquarium features, and Splash Zone. Presented in pod based creature zones, Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park has in excess of 1,000 creatures including seals, penguins, otters, and an outdoor rock pool experience where guests are able to interact with marine life. The newest addition, Caribbean Cove, aims to give guests an exhilarating family experience and highlight the importance of marine conservation.