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Deep Sea World Diving Santa

We are all looking forward to joining in the festive fun this weekend, 12th and 13th December, Deep with elf-guided tours, a scuba-diving Santa Claus and a very special Xmas Giving Tree.

Do you think you have what it takes to make the grade and join Santa’s exclusive team of toy makers?

Running at weekends from December 12th up until Christmas why not join our naughty elf for regular guided tours of our festive fishes.

As you can imagine this is no ordinary ‘elf aquarium’ – creep in through the spiders’ tunnel, travel through the swamp into the shark tunnel learning all about the aquarium’s residents on the way… but remember the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear!

As well as the elf tours staff at the North Queensferry attraction have also put up a Christmas Giving Tree in the aquarium’s entrance hall and are inviting colleagues and visitors to place donated presents beneath its branches.

All the gifts will then be collected together and transported to a local hospital’s children’s ward.

Deep Sea World’s Kerry Myers said: “We got in touch with the Children’s Ward at Victoria Hospital in Fife and asked if we could get some gifts for all the children there over Christmas.

Weekend visitors to the aquarium from December 12th will be able to enjoy the underwater antics of Deep Sea World’s very own scuba-diving Santa Claus who will be taking the plunge in the aquarium’s giant underwater display which is home to three-metre-long sand tiger sharks and stingrays.



Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, has issued a shark-diving dare to raise money for charity.

Staff at the North Queensferry aquarium are daring managers at the Fife-based corporate team building specialists Team Challenge Company, to take the plunge and dive with three-metre-long sand tiger sharks.

When Team Challenge Company’s directors Gerry and Stephen took on the Arctic Circle with a ten day trek in February in aid of local fundraising group Mums on the Run, they had no idea what the “snowball” effect of such a great challenge for a worthy charity would be for some of their Senior Managers.

Deep Sea Worlds Kerry Myers said: “We felt Gerry and Stephen took on the ultimate challenge trekking through the Artic and we were keen to see how daring the rest of their team are, so we thought we’d see if they’d be willing to brave our shark-infested waters right here in Fife.

“We sent our costume character Charlie the Clownfish along to officially invite them to accept our challenge and we’re looking forward to welcoming them for their charity dive shortly.”

If Team Challenge Company Event Managers Simon Grant and Robie Gilmour accept the invitation, the money raised from their dive will go towards the Mums on the Run Relay Team which works tirelessly all year round to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

The team is part of the Dalgety Bay Relay for Life, (20th June) an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community gets involved in to raise funds.

Simon and Robie will not be alone as Kerry Myers, Sales & Marketing Executive and Ailsa Todd, Visitor Services Presenter will also take to the water to join them in the tank with sharks Tinkerbell and friends.

Deep Sea World Underwater Safari display where the dive will take place holds 4.5 million litres of seawater and is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks.

Stars of the display are the giant, three-metre-long sand tiger sharks including Scout and Tinkerbell – which is thought to be one of the oldest sharks in captivity – tope sharks, angel sharks and Stella, the huge stingray, as well as thousands of other fish, crabs and lobsters.