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“Very disappointing” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Shark Lab

The Shark Lab
Ranked #11 of 27 things to do in Mossel Bay
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Shark Lab is an intimate aquarium that offers an opportunity to swim with two female smooth hound sharks. The aquarium houses a range of exotic tropical coral fish from around the globe and select shark species.
Brierley Hill
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

We only went in because it was raining & there was not much as to do. They have three very small sharks and a few other fish. The place is basically one small room and a gift shop. Don't bother to visit.

Visited March 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The Shark Lab Is Worth A Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Lets understand this isn't Sea World or an International Aquarium, it's a small research facility that opens it's doors and needs support. Take 30 minutes on a cloudy day, take the kids and support this initiative.
It's small, it's informative and as long you are not expecting too much it is time and money well spent

Visited December 2013
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Cape Town
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68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Avoid this one!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

What a waste of time! R20 per adult to view a couple of dirty tanks with very few fish. We were told that there were some small sharks & some baby sharks. In the one large tank there was only one small shark and no baby sharks. Don't bother with this one!

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Expected More”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Shop were nice!!
Entrance to the "Lab" R20 per adult & R10 per child is a bit much for for viewing a few small pajama jacket sharks etc. but if the money is going for the feeding! All good then

Visited August 2013
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Thank yolande k
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Waste of time and money...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

This place is small and apart from some really nice little sharks there's not much to do or see. Could be something extraordinary if well managed, but I hate to say that at the moment there's no need to visit...

Visited July 2013
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Thank Martin K
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