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Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium

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Address: Kocatepe Mah. Pasa Cad | Forum Istanbul, No: 5/5, Istanbul 34045, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 640 2015+90 212 640 2015
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: EXPLORE AN AMAZING UNDERWATER WORLD!Experience one of the world's largest...
EXPLORE AN AMAZING UNDERWATER WORLD!Experience one of the world's largest Ocean Tanks! Don't miss the amazing views from the Sea Bed in our 83m long Ocean Tunnel.Be amazed by Europe's largest collection of sharks at Shark Kingdom. Marvel at the Bowmouth, Bonnethead, Grey Reef Shark, Zebra, Sand Tiger sharks and many more as they swim majestically overhead.Find out how it feels to touch a sea star and other creatures in our amazing Interactive Rock Pool Experience.With shark dives, diver shows, creature feeds and children's play area, there is plenty for everyone at Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.
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I was in March with my family. This aquarium is very good place for family and specially for kids. Location is accessible and you can go there with metro and bus . It's place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Tehran, Iran
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

I was in March with my family. This aquarium is very good place for family and specially for kids. Location is accessible and you can go there with metro and bus . It's place is very large with pretty sea life . It's tunnel very amazing and great . You can go after this aquarium to Vialand that is near... More 

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SEA-LIFE A, Yönetici at Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write a positive review of our aquarium. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, specifically with our 83 m long Ocean Tunnel. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I went there with my sister it was such a nice place full of many many different types of fishes, good designed place ❤️😍 Recommended

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SEA-LIFE A, Yönetici at Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Dalonaa, Thank you for writing a positive review about our aquarium. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon! More 

Varna, Bulgaria
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154 reviews 154 reviews
114 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Turkuazoo is a very good place to go to and spend a couple of hours. There are many marine species exhibited in the Aquarium although it appears to be not very big. At certain hours you can watch how they feed the sharks or you can dive with them yourself. My son had a great time, so did we, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I love fish and visit all the different aquariums wherever I travel. For an aquarium that's part of Forum Istanbul (shopping mall), it's quite a nice option for those who doesn't want to shop. It's not very big so an hour or 2 max, if the kids want to play in the play area. There's not a large variety of... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We did not had kids but we enjoyed it, mostly the part with the stingrays and exotic fish , mini horses :) we got a clear look at all of them, even got to touch some huge crabs and small stingrays.

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Beirut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

One of the best Aquarium I have visited. I went to the aquarium in Dubai mall, it was very nice but I still preferred Turkazoo. You won't be disappointed if you visit the place. The tunnel is extraordinary. For aquarium lovers and kids it's a must do

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Our family spent a few enjoyable hours at turkazoo. The tunnel was a particularly nice place to stand for a while. It is a little pricey but I do understand that running costs can be high. My main gripe is that there is little or no information on most of the tanks. Not even basic fish names. As a diver... More 

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Chislehurst
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Quite disappointed with this aquarium nothing to see but fish really. Been to many on travels but this did absolutely nothing for my love of marine animals...hope this improves at some point. Quite a strange smell inside the tunnel.

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Hurghada, Egypt
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Well worth a visit to see the exhibits and enjoy a walk through the underwater tunnel, but having been to other similar exhibits around the world this one ranks as "OK".

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Port Said, Egypt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

first it is so normal aquarium, small ,the tunnel was good but the water is not pure the most disgusting thing was when my small kid tried to play in the kids playground there but women worked there prevent my kid from entering and said that he is shorter than 80 cm tall !!! so he can't enter to play... More 

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Turkuazoo A, Yönetici at Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear ELNahass, We apologize for the misunderstanding arised during your visit. We as Turkuazoo Aquarium welcomed over 5 million visitors from all over the world especially Middle East countries. We aim to deliver great memorable experiences to all our visitors while learning about marine habitat and conservation. We guarantee that it was not about racisim, we would like to clarify... More 

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