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Address: 12 Rockywold Road, Bermuda
Phone Number: +1 441-234-3535
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Description: Shallow water helmet diving tours were first started world wide by Bronson...
Shallow water helmet diving tours were first started world wide by Bronson Hartley in 1947. His youngest son, Greg follows in the original fish whisperer's foot steps by conducting tours out of Dockyard in Bermuda.
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What a fabulous thing to do!!

This was such a great experience!! Eight of us did this and we loved it! Such a cool experience going under water. Greg (the owner) was very good with explaining everything. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was such a great experience!! Eight of us did this and we loved it! Such a cool experience going under water. Greg (the owner) was very good with explaining everything. I was very nervous going under and he calmed me down and brought me under water personally. I would highly recommend this to anyone going to Bermuda.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The dive/walk undersea was amazing. Greg is a book of knowledge. He loves to explain things, he has these fishes trained like dolphins. He is patient and a great photographer. He has some of the saltyness of the seacaptain we expect and all the skills we like to see in a captain. The experience was great, my wife who does... More 

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Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this review

Thanks Cath for the flourishing review. Perhaps we can set up another helmet diving in the outer Hebridies. Charles missed a whole trip for the first time in two months. With luck he will be there tomorrow, hungry and eager. We will see you again when circumstances permit. Thanks again...Greg More 

Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a fantastic experience. We had the trip of a lifetime, bear in mind I am terrified of water so this was exceptional for me. Everything is so professionally handled, everything explained what will happen stage by stage. Once we got into our dry suits we went down onto the sea bed with Greg, oh my goodness it was wonderful.... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife wanted to do this but with some reluctance, I am not a water person, I went on this Undersea Walk on June 9, 2015 but having done it now; I would do it again. Mr. Hartley is very knowledgeable and very careful with instructions and safety. Mr. Hartley's goal was for us to have fun but be safe.... More 

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Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this review

Thanks ML and D for the rave review. No mention of the magical mystery tour!! There has to be a fine line between fun and safety. Nothing is really fun without some element of danger, at least the perception thereof. The ideal situation is to get people outside the center of their comfort zone, but not so far away that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was truly a unique experience and I am so glad we did this. My husband and are are scuba divers and weren't sure if this was worth our time vs going scuba diving. I called and spoke to Greg Hartley and asked him which I should do, his helmet dive or scuba while we were in Bermuda. He said... More 

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Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this review

Thanks Lois for your rave review. As a scuba diver with experience undersea and with other tours your opinion had great weight. For non-swimmers and those who have never been snorkeling, it is easy to wow them as the bar is on the ground. As you have been diving many times it is a great compliment that we still managed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

From the second our large group stepped on the boat we had the best time. Captain Hartley is entertainment all by himself and then the underwater adventure is just breathtaking. The amount of big, beautiful, colorful fish we saw just blew me away. The helmet was much more comfortable than expected. I will take the underwater tour every trip to... More 

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Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this review

Thank you Shanrock for your glowing review. As I recall your party had a whole bunch of energy when you all got aboard. I did add some fuel to the fire of excitement. We will have to talk about sharks some more to ramp up the perception of danger. We will see you all when you make it back through... More 

West Warwick, RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went on the Helmet Diving adventure and it was an experience of a lifetime. Captain Greg & his son Ben were both extremely informative as to what we were about to experience. The helmet works like a glass turned upside down in water leaving your head completely dry. Air was pumped into the helmet for breathing Greg was the... More 

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Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this review

Mapeter, I believe you were on a morning trip May 28 with a brisk easterly wind. The challenging weather added to the excitement. Fun has to include the perception of some danger and the fact that you had not done allot of diving made your experience even more enjoyable. We are all pleased your girlfriend conquered her fear and had... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We did the underwater sea walk with Greg and Andrew and I must say it was one of the most interesting things I have ever done. Greg filled us in prior to going into the sea explaining exactly what it will be like. See his web page for more information if you are nervous about it as it is filled... More 

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Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this review

Thanks for such a glowing review. You obviously have had practice with this, as it was not all fluff and excitement, but also relaying pertinent information about the tour, both on the boat and underwater. May 25th had winds picking up out of the northeast, so it was nice only having two dives. That way we can pamper you more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I've actually tried this activity in Australia some years ago, however it didn't compare to the hands on sincere approach that Greg had in making the trip memorable for my husband and I. Not to mention that there were many things to see in this underwater paradise. So much so that the 45 minutes or so went by happily. We... More 

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Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this review

Xenagurl, thanks for the fantastic review. I see there is not a disproportionate amount of excellent five star reviews and that many get only good 4 star reviews, or less, accordingly. Your high praise is not given out nilly willy. I and my family, both underwater and topside appreciate it. We are in the process of taming another angelfish for... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Over twenty years ago I went on Hartleys Undersea Walk in Bermuda and it's been one of those memories that last a lifetime. When my family vacationed in Bermuda this past summer, the only thing I absolutely wanted to do was Hartleys. And again, the experience far surpassed what we could imagine. The ride out to the spot where we... More 

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Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this review

I am pleased we exceeded your expectations. When folks have either dove before or have done our dive before, one is attempting to surpass the memory of an experience, which may have become heightened by the passage of time, or the bad aspects forgotten through time. You may visit again without waiting 20 years LOL . The very same Leroy... More 

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Address: 12 Rockywold Road, Bermuda
Phone Number: +1 441-234-3535
Location: Caribbean  >  Bermuda  >  Sandys Parish  >  Ireland Island

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