|The Sea Caves|
|Opened||November 18, 2016|
The Sea Caves is a zone in Club Penguin Island. It is a system of underwater caverns below the sea, filled with crystals, treasure, and ancient ruins, and inhabited by many aquatic creatures, such as fish, clams, squids, and crabs. The deepest part of the caves are volcanic.
The Sea Caves was one of the original three zones in Club Penguin Island. In the 1.0.1 update, the lighting of players in the zone changed, and players since appear darker.
In the 1.2.0 update, a stone sign displaying emojis that correspond to air bubble levels was added to the entrance directly below the water's surface. Additionally, multiple parallel facing air vents were added to areas of the caves where air does not deplete, such as Glow Grotto.
In the 1.4.0 update, player lighting was changed again.
The caves utilize an air mechanic. While underwater, players have a large bubble of air surrounding them. Except for certain sections of the cave, air slowly depletes over time, and the air bubble shrinks. If the bubble ever runs out of air which occurs after roughly one minute without being refilled, the player loses their breath and automatically resurfaces (players can also manually resurface at any time). Air can be refilled at any time by entering certain areas or coming into contact with bubbles stationed at various points around the caves.
The entrance is the only place in the caves above sea level. In the center, there is a small pool of water, which leads down into the main caves. There is a large staircase made of rock that spirals around the entrance, and ends in a ledge with a springboard, which players can use to launch themselves into the water. Additionally, there are some broken parts of a ship protruding out of the rocks. The exit, which leads to the Coconut Cove, is under the stairs.
Central area (north)
Below the entrance is a circular cavern with large ruins. Below leads down further into the cave, and in the left of the area there is an entrance to the race course. There are also a few seashell chairs that players can sit in.
As of the 1.2.0 update, a stone sign displaying four emojis was added right below the water's surface, which corresponds to the four colors (green, white, orange, and red) air bubbles display depending on how much air the player has.
The race course wraps around the side of the northern central area. Here, players can try and complete the race as fast as they can. After crossing the starting line, the player is timed, and air bubbles with checkered patterns must be collected to complete the race. The race however is littered with hazards, such as squids and cacti, which cause the player to bounce off them when touched, and venus fly traps, which can eat a nearby player and spit them out a few seconds later. After the player reaches the finish line, a scoreboard shows the time it took them to complete the race in seconds and milliseconds (up to two digits each). If the player did not collect all checkered bubbles along the way, the time is not displayed.
Central area (south)
The lower central area has the largest amount of open space in the caves, and connects to all other areas except the entrance and race course. On the left side, there are paths leading back above, to the Party Sub, Glow Grotto, and Crab Den. On the right side, there are many hazardous creatures, including two rings of sea urchins, squids, and venus fly traps, as well as a path to the Throne Room.
The Party Submarine (or Party Sub for short), west of the central area, is a damaged submarine outfitted with interactive disco ball, lights, and confetti blaster, located in a small cave. The sub plays five different songs, which change every few minutes. Large parts of the sub are torn off, such as the back end, propeller, and some lights. Some parts are nearby, but others are completely missing. While in the cave containing the sub, air does not deplete.
According to loading screen messages, "some say" a "brilliant penguin" built the sub and that it may still hold top secret information.
The Throne Room, east of the central area, is a small cave in an underwater air pocket. There is not much in the throne room beyond a large throne and large crystals growing on the ground and walls, and also some stalactites and stalagmites that form what resembles a jail cell. A long tunnel connects the room to the central areas, which is adorned with multiple arches.
The Glow Grotto, south of central area, is a small cave deep underwater, which most notably houses the Deep Sea Shop. Here there are many exotic corals, fish, and a large oyster visible in the distance. There are also a few chairs that can be sat in. While in the grotto, air does not deplete. The tunnel that connects the room up to the central area is adorned with cacti.
The Crab Den, southwest of the central area, is a winding tunnel inhabited by many crabs. The path is littered with wooden wreckage, and curves around multiple times. The lower parts of the tunnel are right above an underwater volcano, which has multiple vents that blast steam periodically which can impede progress. At the very end of the tunnel is the den itself, which is filled with treasure. Air does not deplete here. Below the pile of treasure is a tube, which provides a quick exit back up to the central area, but it only works one way, and cannot be used to get back down.
- Main article: Collectibles
- The following collectibles can be found here. Coins are also included.
|Crystals (single)||101||15 minutes|
|Crystals (cluster)||19||At midnight in PST|
|Sea sponges||9 total; 3 rocks with 3 per rock||30 minutes|
|Coins||53; 8 treasure chests with 5 per chest plus 13 on the ground||At midnight in PST|
- Main article: Gear
- The following non-portable gear can be used here.
|Scepter||In throne room|
|Shield||In throne room|
- Main article: Daily Challenges
- The following challenges can be completed here. Challenges with a dark gray background are currently unused, and do not appear in the game.
|Name||Given by||Type||Description||Rewards||Member only?|
|Submariner||Community||Do 2,000 boosts in the Sea Caves||50 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Party Sub Favors||Solo||Find a treasure chest above the Party Submarine!||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Sea Scepter||Solo||Wave the scepter near the underwater throne||30 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|Wheel You Find It?||Solo||Find the ship's wheel in the Sea Caves||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Fall With Style||Solo||Springboard off the Sea Caves balcony||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|The Drive to Dive||Community||Springboard 1,000 times off the Sea Caves balcony||50 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Race Ace||Solo||Complete a race in the Sea Caves||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Up to Speed||Community||Complete 500 races in the Sea Caves||50 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Proper Swim Gear||Solo||Complete a Sea Caves race as a mermaid or shark||25 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|Throne Zone||Solo||Find the Sunken Throne Room in the Sea Caves||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Follow the Light||Solo||Find the Glow Grotto||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Park It at the Market||Solo||Visit the Deep Sea Shop in the Sea Caves||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Unreal Deal||Solo||Buy something from the Deep Sea Shop||25 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|What's Glowing On?||Solo||Use a glowstick in the Glow Grotto||25 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|Stellar Propeller||Solo||Find the Party Submarine's lost propeller in the Sea Caves||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Sub Went Blub Blub||Solo||Find the Party Submarine while diving||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Disco-very||Solo||Activate the hidden disco ball in the Party Submarine||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Confetti Ka-boom||Solo||Activate the Party Submarine's confetti tubes||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Plunges for Sponges||Solo||Collect 3 sponge clusters in the Sea Caves||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Deep Sea-crets||Solo||Collect 7 treasure chests in the Sea Caves||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Arch You Gonna Try?||Solo||Swim through all 5 standing arches hidden in the Sea Caves||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Treasure This Room||Solo||Swim to the end of the Crab Den||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Brain Waves||Solo||Swim past 2 brain corals in the Sea Caves||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Swim Team Trials||Community||Swim through 10,000 arches total in the Sea Caves||50 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Guard Duty||Solo||Hold a shield and guard the jail in the Throne Room||25 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|Thirsty Jack's Riddle||Solo||Five arches once stood in a row, sip a cup at the one laying low||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Sea Seats||Solo||Sit in 5 different chairs in the Sea Caves||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Lurchin' for Urchins||Solo||Grab a crystal cluster guarded by sea urchins||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|O2 Easy||Solo||Refill your air from a bubble while diving||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Infl-eight||Solo||Refill your air at 8 different bubbles||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Salty's Riddle||Solo||Make a watery face at a deep royal place||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Split the Spoils||Community||Collect 5,000 treasure chests from the Sea Caves!||50 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Fireworking Overtime||Community||Use 1,000 total firework cannons on the Sea Caves balcony||50 coins and 40 XP||No|
|8 it Great?||Community||Surround the giant squid in the Sea Caves with at least 6 penguins.||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Sub-stantial party||Community||Get 5 mermaids or sharks by the Party Sub||30 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|Crabby Company||Community||Get 5 pirates together in the end of the Crab Cave||30 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|Deep Tree Dive||Community||Get 5 holiday tree penguins together in the Glow Grotto||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Water Wings||Community||Get 5 winged penguins in the Sunken Throne Room||30 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|See the Sea Signs||Solo||Read all 7 blue arrow signs in the Sea Caves||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Ready to Step Up?||Community||Have a penguin on each Sea Caves stair, starting at the bottom||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Bigger Better Trap||Community||Have more penguins than crabs in the first crab trap||30 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Go Glow Slow||Unknown||Unknown||Dive down from Glow Grotto sign. Avoid cacti! Resurface to retry||Unknown||Unknown|
|Keeper of the Sea Chair||Solo||Find me on my favorite sea chair, click clicking down here||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Hide and Sneak||Solo||Hide behind the biggest pillar at the Sea Caves entrance||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Ping! Ping! Ping!||Solo||I can see using sound, in a metal tube I am found.||25 coins and 40 XP||No|
|The Stair Down||Solo||Tube down the stairs in the Sea Caves, starting on the balcony||30 coins and 40 XP||Yes|
|Sub-Secret||Solo||Hide inside the conning tower of the Party Submarine||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|De-light-ful dive||Solo||Swim to the 7 lights by the Party Submarine while they're lit.||20 coins and 40 XP||No|
|Way of the Gentoo Penguin||Community||Boost 1,000 times in the Sea Caves||50 coins and 40 XP||No|
Quick Chat messages
- Main article: Quick Chat
- The following location-specific Quick Chat messages can be used here.
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- Main article: Club Penguin Island/Music
|SeaCaves Race Intro||Race Course|
|SeaCaves Race Loop|
|SeaCaves Race Outro|
|SeaCaves Sub DubStyleStep||Party Submarine|
|SeaCaves Sub RaveCave Mono|
|SeaCaves Sub PartyInMyIggy Instrumental|
|SeaCaves Sub SillyToFunky|
|SeaCaves Sub SugarShake|
|SeaCaves ThroneRoom Tonal||Throne Room|
|Seacaves UnderwaterDeep Tonal||Glow Grotto|
|Seacaves CrabLavaLair DefaultLoop||Crab Den|
|Seacaves CrabLavaLair PercLoop||Crab Den lava section|
|SeaCaves Sub HelloYellow||Party Submarine|
Names in other languages
|The Sea Caves||Cavernas Marinhas||Grottes des mers||Cuevas de mar|
|Race Course||Pista de corrida||Champ de course||Pista de carrera|
|Party Submarine||Submarino Festeiro||Sous-marin festif||Submarino de fiesta|
|Throne Room||Sala Imperial||Salle du trône||Sala del trono|
|Glow Grotto||Gruta Brilhante||Caverne étincelante||Gruta resplandeciente|
|Crab Den||Toca do Siri||Antre aux crabes||Cueva de Cangrejos|