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“good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
02 8251 7877
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Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Manly
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lancs
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“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

good value day out , situated near wharf , 5 mins walk , some good sea life to see , food and drink a bit costly though

Visited June 2013
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“Shark Dive Extreme”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I was given a Shark dive for my 21st birthday. The staff were fantastic, they were prepared to answer any questions and took it as slow as needed. The experience was possibly one of the most amazing things I have done. Definitely something worth trying.

Visited June 2013
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“Not as good as the sydney sealife aquarium”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We only went there due to the '5 attractions for price of 3' offer. If not, i doubt we will go all the way to manly for this attraction. To save cost, we choose to go on sunday to take advantage of the 'family fun sunday' $2.50 all day transport pass. The underwater tunnel doesn't provide much variety in terms of sealife. The whole place looks old n tired, except the new little penguin cove. The touch pool was manned by a rather unfriendly lady. My daughter wanted to walk pass her to see the other side of the touch pool and she told her not to rather sternly. In contrast, the male attendant at the touch pool of sydney sea life aquarium was friendly and even allowed my daughter to reach in to touch the little fishes. Back to sea life sanctuary, there was a free tour at 12pm (i think) which we didn't manage join but i overheard the guide explaining at the tunnel. She sounds friendly.

Visited June 2013
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“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Just a short stroll from the wharf.... Checkout all the fish and all the massive sharks. Great place to take the kids and they have penguins upstairs...

Visited February 2013
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“shark dive an amazing experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The shark dive was a fantastic experience and thoroughly recommended. You are trained before the dive and the divers helping you are very thorough and patient. The chance to see such beautiful marine creatures close up is not to be missed. The other attractions in the aquarium are wonderful for a visit, the penguin cove is charming and the penguins are very entertaining to watch.

Visited May 2013
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