Sleeping next to sharks at Deep Sea World was an unforgettable experience

Jennifer and Rachel, both 14, from 198B Edinburgh Guides tell us about their unique sleepover at Deep Sea World.

We went to Deep Sea World for a sleepover with our District, Fairmilehead, in November. The event was fun and an experience we would never normally get the chance to take part in.

While there, we think the most memorable and fantastic part was sleeping in the underwater tunnel. There were fish, giant sharks and many other fascinating creatures swimming overhead as we slept – it truly was the ultimate sleepover!

At the event we learned about all of the sea life that makes Deep Sea World what it is, by going on a guided tour with one of the staff. We also got to hold and feed many of the animals such as snakes, piranhas, crabs and starfish – which clearly you don’t get in your back garden!

Overall we found the experience extremely enjoyable and would go back in an instant. It was very educational in a variety of fun and amusing ways and we would recommend it to Guides of all ages.

Visit the Deep Sea World website to find out more about opportunities for sleepovers and day trips.