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“Wonderful small aquarium in a surprising location”
Review of Dingle Oceanworld

Dingle Oceanworld
Ranked #3 of 73 things to do in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A large aquarium filled with countless species of marine life.
Scottsdale, AZ
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful small aquarium in a surprising location”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We never expected to find an aquarium in Dingle, but are so glad we did! It was just down the road from the Dingle Marina Cottages where we stayed, and we passed it every day on our walks into town and back home. Since we were staying in Dingle for two weeks, we bought a week pass for 40 Euros for two adults and because it was so late in the season, the manager graciously extended the pass to cover our two week stay. We visited just about every day, I think, and got to know some of the staff. They were very friendly and talked to us at length about the various tanks and their inhabitants. The aquarium is also a wi-if hot spot, so we took the time to sit in the small snack shop and catch up on emails before or after our visits to the fishies and penguins.. We definitely recommend the aquarium.

Visited October 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

We thought it was very expensive 32 euro for 2 adults and a 5 year old there's not much in there we were in and out in about an half an hour. But the pass was an all day pass. The exit was into the shop. It was nice to see the different kinds of fish and the sharks did come right to the glass.

Visited October 2012
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A great, small aquarium”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We visited this aquarium on our recent trip to Ireland and found it a very nice place to kill some time. This was a typical sized European aquarium (we've been to others in Crete and Germany and both were the same size) and had plenty to see. The kids really enjoyed the penguins, pirhana and sharks (and everything else). It was really neat watching the silent video of Tom Crean's expedition to Antarctica. Hoping I can find the video somewhere so we can watch the whole thing. I'd visit again, but only if I had time to kill in Dingle.

Visited September 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Rip off Ireland at its worst”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We went here on a very wet day, I think all the other tourists had the same idea. For what it is it was very expensive, it was packed and noisy. In and out in 25 minutes. Staff weren't very friendly either, I made a purchase in the shop and was asked for my money, no "€€€ please" or "thank-you have a nice day" its a common courtesy, not to much to ask? I have been reading a few reviews and have noticed the public relations manager responding to a number of them. I'd say this to him, you have 1 chance to impress people, a lot of people have complained about the price, stop making excuses and do soething about it!

Visited August 2012
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Dundalk, Louth, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“nice but expensive for what it is.”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is ok, but expensive, you get around it in 20mins, but you can go back throughout the day if you wish.

Visited September 2012
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