Planning your trip

Planning your trip


Mermaid Timetable October 3rd, 4th & 5th

It’s the time you have all been waiting for. Here is a full timetable of amazing mermaid dives and photo opportunities on Saturday 4th October and Sunday 5th October. Please note that the sessions will be taking place at the same time on both days.

All dives will be taking place in our main tank, viewable from our underwater tunnel. All photo opportunities will take place in our rock pools in the main exhibition hall.

Saturday and Sunday

11am Mermaid Dive / 11.30am Rock pool photos
12pm Mermaid Dive / 12.30pm Rock pool photos
2pm Mermaid Dive / 2.30pm Rock pool photos
3pm Mermaid Dive / 3.30pm Rock pool photo


For those who are purchasing tickets for the exclusive Groupon event, the times are as follows:

Doors open 6pm
Diving at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm.*
Rock pool photos at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.


*Please Note: Coloured bands will be given out at reception upon arrival with an allocated time slot to view your dive. This is to control the flow of spectators in the tunnel and to ensure that it is not too crowded at any one dive. Bands for the 6.30pm dive will be allocated first so that those arriving earlier in the evening will be able to see the earliest dive.


Deep Sea World Diving Mermaids

Deep Sea World’s three-metre-long sand tiger sharks will soon be sharing their giant ocean display with a pair of mermaids.

The real-life swimming sirens will be taking the plunge as part of the North Queensferry attraction’s Magical Mermaids Weekend (Saturday, October 4th – Sunday, October 5th).
On Friday 3rd October a Special Evening from 6pm – 10pm (see Groupon offer for more details)
Ticket can be purchased from groupon at £20.00 for one adult and one child.

As well as being able to view their underwater antics from inside the aquarium’s underwater walkthrough tunnel, visitors will also be able to enjoy special ‘meet the mermaids’ sessions on land throughout the day.

Earlier this year the aquarium played host to a single mermaid, however this will be the first time a pair of the mythical creatures has gone on display.

Deep Sea World’s Catherine Gemmell said: “The response from the public to our previous mermaid’s visit was so overwhelming that we decided to invite two of them to make a special appearance this time round.

“Having the chance to watch mermaids swimming among the sharks and other marine species in our three-metre-deep ocean display will be a magical experience.

“It will be fascinating to see how the other sea creatures interact with them and, for younger visitors in particular, it will be a one-off opportunity to see a legend literally come to life before their eyes.

“In between their dives they will also be taking part in special meet and greet sessions in our rockpools area where visitors will be able to see them out of the water,” she added.

The mermaids in question are from Cambridge-based Merlesque who look after a shoal of sirens which make guest appearances at special events throughout the country.

In addition to the weekend appearances, the mermaids will be hosting an evening event on Friday with tickets on sale exclusively online via Groupon.

• The Magical Mermaids Weekend is taking place on Saturday, October 4th – Sunday, October 5th at Deep Sea World, North Queensferry. For more information call 01383 411880 or visit


Daily Events:

Interactive and informative live animal sessions happen everyday at Deep Sea World.  During your visit, you can meet a reptile, see our seals enjoy some yummy lunch, and even see our divers feed our fish in our Underwater Safari exhibit.  Our live animal sessions allow you to get up close and personal with your favourite aquatic animals.
Each season there is something exciting for the whole family to enjoy at Deep Sea World.  Our events range from special talks to treasure hunts and creative exhibitions.


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