Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World, North Queensferry: Hours, Address, Deep Sea World Reviews: 3/5

Deep Sea World
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Deep Sea World is located underneath the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, in the quaint village of North Queensferry. Deep Sea World is one of the premier attractions in Scotland, offering fun for the whole family, no matter what their age. Come along and see our spectacular underwater tunnel and come face to face with one of Europe's largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks and even dive with them...If you're feeling brave enough!
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Jennifer F
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
have to say how disappointed I am. How they charge £16 per adult for an experience that lasted 20 mins max is beyond me. We traveled 1hr 40min here to spend 20 mins looking at a handful of exhibits! Even the shark tunnel was disappointing, I don’t know if the water was murky or the class unclean but I was not impressed. We also paid a visit to the cafe to find a reduced menu running with very limited choices if you don’t want a baguette. We purchased a kids lunch box instead which cost a £5.75? I don’t know how you can justify that price for a sandwich, crisps, yoghurt and a drink! I didn’t take a piece of fruit as the oranges on display had gone off and were mouldy. It’s safe to say I would not waste my time returning.
Written 26 June 2022
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Rachel Sharp
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Was really looking forward to a nice day out but when you finish in aquarium you’re very disappointed as it’s so small and not much to see. Without hesitation my kids were very disappointed, turned around and said “is this it”! Wasn’t very impressed with that’s all you got for the price of it, very overpriced and there gift shop is too. The underwater tunnel is good and there seals are adorable but that’s about it! Won’t come again.
Written 16 June 2022
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Andy C
14 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
It is still ok for children as they won't notice that the whole place needs an overhaul but it is badly in need of some investment. It is quite expensive for tickets given the time it takes you to walk around. I don't know who owns the centre but it badly needs some money spent on it. I remember visit g when
Written 4 June 2022
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Patricia M
Edinburgh7 contributions
May 2022
My 5 year old grand-daughter loved our visit. Have to agree with previous review though - looks tired and could do with some technology to make it more interactive. The shop was disappointing - lots of plastic and not a book in sight. The water at the entrance had a lot of rubbish floating in it - not a good first impression. Loud, and quite unnecessary, music playing - why? Very expensive for what you get.
Written 21 May 2022
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Maggie R
5 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Had a amazing time here, staff were very friendly and helpful, loved going round the tunnel seeing stingrays, sharks n other fish, loved seeing the seals at feeding time too as well as the seahorses, went in the gift shop and cafe plenty of good varieties in both
Written 11 May 2022
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CammyMac26
Inverness, UK4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Tired and dated, needs repainted and freshened up - don’t think it’s been changed since it opened
Underwhelming exhibits
Can do the whole place in under an hour
Food was expensive and inedible
The kids liked it, I just felt sorry for “our national aquarium” it didn’t set a great example for Scotland - a real shame
Written 27 April 2022
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Mike B
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We visited on Good Friday with a 9 and 7 year old. Was concerned after reading the negative reviews here, however we all had a great time. We managed to use the Scotrail Kids for a Quid Deal, so got the kids in for free. All of us really enjoyed the experience, loved the walkway with the sharks overhead. Also enjoyed the seal feeding and talk about the seals too. we spent a good two and a half hours here and got some really great pictures too. yes, parts did feel quite old and dated. Overall, with the Scotrail deal, felt it was good value for money and a great day out had by all. Only had some crisps and juice at cafe so couldnt comment on this. we did pop out to a lovely cafe in the village for lunch but went back in to DSW for another trip round after.
Written 17 April 2022
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Aldo1903
10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Disappointing, place is very run down looking. The cafe is very overpriced and definitely not worth it. We were in and out in an hour and that with sitting down and eating for 20mins and 10mins in the gift shop with kids.
Written 16 April 2022
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Happydickie
Petersfield, UK15 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Decent if you are staying in Edinburgh. Good to see the bridge and the Firth. We booked tickets online ahead of time so not too expensive. Better attraction for young kids - there aren’t lots of attractions but the tunnel is good
Written 15 April 2022
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sazzer11
Aberdeen, UK294 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Quite an underwhelming building entrance, A good deep sea tunnel and some interesting tanks. I found the cost of the tickets pretty steep for what the place is. Similar prices to The Deep in Humberside and that is far superior, but it was a fun hour spent with the family
Written 14 April 2022
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Deep Sea World is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00