Silent Seabed is an abstract dungeon consisting of neon walkways and sunken passageways that came about when Drawcia turned Dream Land into a world of paint. It is filled with Gordo- and Blado-infested waters, currents flowing around dangerous rotating saws, and a multitude of puzzle blocks. Among many puzzles, Kirby must locate hidden doorways and Medals by breaking darkened sections of the walls made of hardened paint. Later in the level, Kirby must navigate through electrified ceilings and floors, often through underwater areas or static fields.
The end of the stage acts as a constantly-moving aqueduct that Kirby must cross through without being crushed by the walls or swept away by the water currents directly into waiting enemies, electrified walls and floors, or down one of many bottomless pits inconveniently placed throughout the passageway.