Mermaids are the servants of the sea; warning seamen of impending disaster, providing distraction on long expeditions and making sure crabs are tucked up in their subaquatic seabed's. Make up a new tale with today’s Groupon: £11 instead of £28.80 for a family ticket to The Deep.
Diving out of the ground like a dolphin constructed of stone and glass, The Deep – the world’s only submarium – plays mother ship to over three thousand of the sea’s creatures from the cold waters of Antarctica to the warmer Amazonian lagoons. The stunning architectural landmark, designed by the internationally renowned Sir Terry Farrell and Partners, is made up of a jagged shard-like facade that houses an award-winning aquarium. The award-winning attraction, minutes away from Hull’s city centre, combines the green of ethicality and blues of the sea in an aim to enlarge enjoyment and knowledge of the world’s seas.
With your family in tow, visit the popular shark platform to get up close and personal with one of the sea’s greatest predators. Stick around for a feeding session where staff hand-feed all creatures big and beautiful. This East Yorkshire establishment is home to turtles and more recently, piranhas owing to the latest installation based on creatures of the Amazon. Another recent addition is the UK’s only ‘fog screen’ where ultra sound waves create moving images that you can walk through. And even better, 3D films are shown daily for no additional charge.
Visitors have been thoroughly impressed with The Deep, praising the centre for the intriguing and interactive exhibition. Offering both children and adults a real insight into life under the sea, with different stages and zones, and regular updates to the collection, first timers, and those returning have not been let down.
The Endless Ocean, Zone 5 was a bit of a crowd puller. Huge tanks, which are some of europe’s biggest with sharks, stingrays and others made for very interesting viewing.
– Serendipity, Trivago, Sept 2010
The best exhibition of its type I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot. I couldn't fault it in an[sic] any way - the staff, access (I took my wheelchair bound mother as well as 2 small children), range of goods in the shop, location, the architecture of the building itself, and of course the sealife! The cafe was a pleasant surprise.
– beano2010, Qype, Nov 2010