Deep Sea World is a popular aquarium located in the village of North Queensferry, in Fife, Scotland. It is host to a collection of large sand tiger sharks, also known as ragged toothed sharks or grey nurse sharks, and various other species of shark.
The aquarium opened in 1994 in the site of the disused Battery
Quarry, below the Forth Rail Bridge. It is now owned and operated
by the Spanish Aspro Ocio Group, who also run the Blue Planet
Aquarium in England and many other aquaria in Europe.
One of the main attractions is the 112 meter long transparent
acrylic underwater viewing tunnel, which is one of the longest of
its kind in the world.
The tank with the tunnel contains 4,500,000 ltrs of sea water
pumped in from the River Forth.
The aquarium also displays various tanks and rock pools
containing exotic fish and other sea animals.
In 2005, the aquarium opened a new seal enclosure which houses
resident seals as well as injured ones rescued by the SSPCA.