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Deepsea World (Fife)
Member Name: skinheed87
Deepsea World (Fife)
Date: 30/09/01, updated on 30/09/01 (85 review reads)
Advantages: Wide variety of sealife, The shop
Disadvantages: The cost
During my Easter break my family and I went to this excellent fishy underground and we all really enjoyed it!
I start with the ground floor first. There are lots of tanks with different water going animals such as Octopus, Seahorse and Angelfish. Also there was an open pool slit into three sections. The first section had crabs in it, the second had dogfish and the third had starfish and other types of rock pool animals. Every hour there was someone with a wetsuit in one of the pools giving everyone the chance to touch the various types of animals, while telling the audience about it. So this certain area was both fun and intellectually stimulating! That’s why it was one of my favourites!
There was also an (fake) Amazonian rainforest that has a small open pool with huge fish such as catfish and this other black one that hoovered up the gravel on the sea bed, took all the food that was contained in the mouthful and then spat the remaining gravel out. This rainforest had all the features of one: Thunder, lightning, torrential rain and the frog’s chorus. There was an electric eel, which was in an especially designed tank to record the electricity being conducted by the eel. There was a row of red lights outside of the tank that showed what the eel was doing – cruising, hunting or killing. There were two other interactive systems. Both showed how much electricity you were producing (coming from the eel idea). One was a circle that had blue electricity all over it and when you placed your hands on it the blue lines would go to your hand (I have no idea what this is called or how it works so it would be much appreciated if anyone could tell me! Thanx!) . The other was a mould carved to the shape of some hands and you place your hands in it to see how much electricity your generating. A meter showed this on the wall. That’s nearly all of the ground floor covered but I’ll come back to it later.
ing down to underground level. This is where most of the action happens in the tunnel underwater (also under the car park). The tunnel has a very useful moving walkway with a panel at the side to accommodate disabled users. You make your way round under the Olympic-sized swimming pool going through different sections with sharks (one of which was pregnant), eels and rays. From 1:00 until 4:00 every hour was feeding time which is very good. Every two days the sharks were fed but unfortunately I didn’t get to view this experience! Overall the tunnel was even better than the last time I went!
On the ground floor there is a really great shop. It has a very wide range of fishy products for all to buy. Things such as cuddly toys, necklaces, books and so on. Nothing really appealed to me apart from a little souvenir turtle, which was only £2:99!
In conclusion I would like to say that this one of the best places to have some fun on rainy day! I’ve been there so many times and haven’t got bored yet! The prices are reasonable and compared to some theme parks then it’s quite cheap really. I advise everyone to go there whether you go on your own or with someone. It’s great fun!!