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The Shark Lab

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Very quaint little aquarium

The staff is very friendly and do not hesitate to explain the on goings at the aquarium. They are... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Antoilene d
Interesting little place.

Very small place, but we found the octopus very interesting. There weren't a lot of fish etc, as... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
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25 Feb 2018
“Very quaint little aquarium”
18 Feb 2018
“Interesting little place.”
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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.
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Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What a nice find! Thanks Creshanda for giving us a special ‚adventure‘ today. We have never seen an octopus like this and will never forget this visit... still thinking about the name ;)

Thank cruel_duck
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Many thanks for the lovely review cruel_duck. I have shown it to Creshanda, who says "thank you and pleasure". We look forward to receiving the name. Thanks again.

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We found this aquarium by accident but were pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff and the swimming experience with two smooth hound sharks. Definitely a great find.

Thank claudiagonsalves22
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Many thanks claudiagonsalves22 - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your swimming experience.

Reviewed 26 February 2018

The staff is very friendly and do not hesitate to explain the on goings at the aquarium. They are very helpful. There is however not a lot to see: a couple of bones, octopus, a few sharks and about three small tanks with fish in....More

2  Thank Antoilene d
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Very small place, but we found the octopus very interesting. There weren't a lot of fish etc, as some of the tanks were empty, but we enjoyed.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We visited the Shark lab earlier today. It's small with a few tanks, but interesting nonetheless. The admission fee was low, and it was a good way to kill a little time. We were told that because of the historical status of the building expansion...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We were in mosselbay for the weekend and popped in to have a look. Small but very interesting. Staff were very friendly and informative.

Thank Tanya P
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Such a low-key place, but offers such a cool experience - to swim with real sharks! The resident octopus is an absolute attraction and kids love the fish displays. Perhaps adding one or two features could really increase the tourist appeal.

Thank Angie V
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Many thanks Angie V - much appreciated.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is the kind of place one needs.. visitors should add an extra donation so that it can grow in size a bit and tourists are able to experience swimming in a tank with sharks that look rather scary.. but do not have any need...More

Thank myholidayadvice
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Only 2 sharks & their tank not very large. One other tank with one octopus & a few other fish & sea life. Probably small due to money constraints.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is not a place to go if you care about animals, the aquarium for the shark was way to small. And your able to swim with them in that tiny aquarium.More

Thank Adam B
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Most creatures in the wild, do not move around for the simple pleasure of doing so. Animals are active for very specific reasons. Many need to source, establish and then defend a territory. In the process of doing so, some may receive serious wounds or...More

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clausenden
17 May 2018|
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Response from AlanJ2130 | Property representative |
R20.00 per adult, R10.00 per child and R170.00 to swim with our two female 1.8m long smooth hound sharks.
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clausenden
17 May 2018|
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Response from AlanJ2130 | Property representative |
Hi Clausende R20.00 per adult, R10.00 per child and R170.00 to swim with our two female 1.8m long smooth hound sharks.
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