Review: Deep Sea World Edinburgh & Behind the scenes tour

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Excursion: Deep Sea World Edinburgh & Behind the scenes tour

Date: August 2013


Deep Sea World North Queensferry is one of Scotland’s most attractive aquariums. It is home to not only animals that live in the ocean but also land animals too and there are a lot of different exhibits to enjoy. Deep Sea World North Queensferry is a fantastic day out for families but also for couples. We were offered to embark on a behind the scenes tour learning about how Deep Sea World works and how they quarantine animals. Additionally Deep Sea World have their own mini restaurant where food and drinks can be purchased.

Deep Sea World North Queensferry
Me in my hard hat

The day we chose to go was not too busy, even though it was the school holidays. We managed to get plenty of opportunities to see the animals up close.

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Deep Sea World is located in a town called North Queensferry just over the Forth Road Bridge. Getting here is very easy coming from either direction as it feeds off the bypass and motorways nearby. Simply follow directions for Forth Road Bridge and then North Queesnferry. Deep Sea World is also sign posted you you shouldn’t get lost. You can also check out these 20 free things to do in Edinburgh nearby.

Deep Sea World Edinburgh
The Forth Road Bridge thunders over nearby


The cost to spend the day at Deep Sea World is relatively cheap. Ticket prices are as follows from 04/04/17:- A standard ticket ( 13 years +) is £15, Junior ( 3-12 years, under 3’s go free) is £10.75 and a concession ( OAP’s, students, carers) is £13. However you can earn a 25% discount if you book online.

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At Deep Sea World North Queensferry we came across many families with young kids. Most of those families are coming to see sharks and seals in real life for the first time so the children were very excited. We also met some other young couples here who were on a date or just wanted to spend time together.

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Deep Sea World Edinburgh
Ready for the behind the scenes tour

My favourite part

This visit to Deep Sea World North Queensferry was extra special because I was offered the behind the scenes tour for free. Would have been rude to say no and I’m glad we done it. Learning about the wildlife was fascinating, especially learning about the quarantine procedure. Furthermore I loved the thought of scuba diving with sharks and Deep Sea World can make this possible.

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Deep Sea World Edinburgh
The fish in the underwater walkway

My least favourite part

As previously stated I love that you are able to scuba dive in the tanks in and around the marine life however it is very pricey. You have to book your dive which is very pricey but for the experience, would totally worth it in my opinion. The whole experience is quite costly for the size of the place too, you can get round the whole thing in 45 minutes and then you are done.

Have you been to Deep Sea World Edinburgh? Maybe you could check out Edinburgh Zoo too.

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