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The Deep (Hull)
Member Name: vickijohn2012
The Deep (Hull)
Advantages: Fun, lots to see and do
I went to The Deep at Hull with my boyfriend, his mum and his dad, we also had to take the guide dog as my boyfriends dad is partially blind, they were very accommodating considering stan is a big golden retriver but they were more than welcoming to him coming along. There are ample parking spaces at The Deep, with a whole line dedicated to disabled parking. There is a large statue outside the building which is of a shark, it totally sets you up for what is ahead.
To get to the main display you have to go up in a lift to the top floor, where you can get a great view of the river Humber from the windows, you also get a great view of Hull and Lincolnshire across the river. Once you enter the display it is amazing, it has many windows where you can see a various array of different fish, jellyfish and creatures with shells. One of the tanks is a circular rounded tank up to the ceiling with jellyfish swimming all around, the lights in the tank make the jellyfish look a pink and purple colour. There are also many small displays which you can learn and play with whilst walking around, they are mostly aimed at children.
There are many small tanks with smaller fish and creatures in, some of which I can remember are a big blue lobster and small worms which were coming out of holes in the ground, these two were the two most interesting things on display in the smaller tanks. Another small tank had a conga eel in, these fish scare me as they look horrible. It was slithering around the rocks and looks generally horrible but that is my own personal opinion.
One exhibit looks like a giant paddling pool, or so it looks from one side, until you walk around the exhibit and you come face to face with a big wall of glass. The smaller end of this exhibit has a lot of smaller fish in, they are all multicoloured, with lots that look like nemo, yellows, blacks, purples, blues and reds. The other side has the more deep water fish in, they are huge, one of the stingrays has a span of about 5 metres or so, they also have a lot of sharks which are also very big, they swim around a lot more than the other fish.
The Deep also has exhibits with smaller ants, spiders and frogs in, they are very interesting, it is a nice break seeing these animals as well as the fish and lobsters. These tanks make it harder to see these animals and insects as they are a lot smaller and camouflage themselves a lot better. The Deep also has attractions such as a winter attraction where there is a giant ice wall, where me and my boyfriend liked a bit of competition of who could hold their hand on the longest. The dog even started to lick it which was quite funny.
The Deep also has a small cafe where you can buy snacks, crisps and drinks, they are very expensive and I would advise taking your own food if you want to make a day of it. The gift shop is located on the way out, it has a lot of profucts and has toys of most of the fish that are on display, there is also a huge tank in the gift shop with smaller fish swimming around.
Overall this is a great day out with lots of fun things to see and do! The Deep has lots of interesting and different fish on lots of its displays. It is well worth the admission fee!
Summary: Lots to see and do on a rainy day in Hull
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