by Lakshmi Menon
(Bangalore, Karnataka, India)
A visit to the Deep Sea World, the longest underwater tunnel in Europe, was one of the main items in our Scotland trip itinerary. The weather was not so pleasant for a trip, but we had made up our minds to visit there. Since we had a long, tiring day out in the previous day all of us woke up late in the next morning. By the time we got ready and came out for our breakfast in one of the nearby hotels it was almost eleven O clock.
We spent some time by going around Edinburgh city, watching the prominent buildings and the city life. Then enjoying the scenery on both sides, we drove towards the Deep Sea World at North Queensferry in Fife, to see one of Scotland’s premier tourist attractions.
Located at the bank of Firth of Forth below the Forth Railway Bridge, Deep Sea World is Scotland's National Aquarium. After parking the car, we had to go through a narrow pathway down to see the place.
We had our lunch (Scottish) in the cafe over there, which was nice and inviting. Then we bought the tickets and went inside where an amazing world was awaiting us - We were fascinated by seeing the seals in the enclosures. Then came the world of hugely varied collection of aquatic life - sharks and other various types of fish in their blue glass enclosure! It was fascinating to walk through the tunnel and watching and clicking the photos of the amazing marine creatures over there.
Standing there in the underwater safari and watching them, they appear 30% smaller than their actual size was!
We were also able to attend some of their talks and feeds, done on a regular basis. Their staff were very knowledgeable and helpful to the visitors.
This spectacular underwater safari is the UK’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. Above this is a giant 4.5 million litre tank home to one of Europe’s largest collections of Sand Tiger sharks. It is a great place for the people who love sea and underwater things, and also to learn about the sea life..
After buying some gifts from their gift shop to our little fellow (my grandson) we returned with a feeling of happiness of having a fun-filled family time together in an exotic place. It was a rendezvous with sharks!
If interested to know more about this, watch these videos.
Deep Sea World - Sharks
Deep Sea World
The official website - http://deepseaworld.com/
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