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Address: 12 Rockywold Road, Bermuda
Phone Number: +1 866-836-3989
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Shallow water helmet diving tours were first started, world wide, by...

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 undersea walks departing from Dockyard in Bermuda.

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Hartley Helmet Diving in Bermuda
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AWESOME!!

This was the BEST experience of my life!! Greg took the time to educate us on the reef as well as the fish prior to the dive. This man is truly remarkable, he loves what he does... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
nonniema1203
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Holbrook, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing time. Way beyond my expectations. Got to hold and pet fish, had great photos taken of us underwater. The helmet was not heavy or uncomfortable at all and I was very relaxed. The instructions were easy to follow. Would have given this company five stars except there were two things that made me very uncomfortable. One,... More 

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Holbrook, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the BEST experience of my life!! Greg took the time to educate us on the reef as well as the fish prior to the dive. This man is truly remarkable, he loves what he does and it shows. I highly recommend it! Great family fun. There was a 5 & 8 year old on my dive with their... More 

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

Thanks Ninniema, for the BEST review. While I was apparently taking the time to educate you, it was only possible as you were taking the time to listen, and open yourself to the potential education. You have called me remarkable, but it your perception of the experience that makes you label it as AWESOME. I appreciate and am grateful for... More 

Randallstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just experienced this great adventure this past Tuesday! Thank heavens for TripAdvisor to discover these great experiences!! Captain Greg was very enthused about the "underwater life"--his passion especially showed underwater, and it carried to all of us. Fish everywhere, gently touching them, feeding little creatures that are in coral--just amazing!! AND especially great because can be done by anyone--non-swimmers (me),... More 

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

Thanks Diane for your rave 5 star review. Most experiences are very subjective and your perceptions, and therefore your appreciation, are entirely your creation. I am grateful for your view that I am enthused (please look up the root of the word enthusiasm), and by your amazement. I like the idea that we are presenting creatures great and small. We... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time and amazing experience during our helmet diving. Greg seems to be very knowledgeable and passionate with his work. He is the captain, photographer, guide, teacher, and marketer (i saw him endorsing his Helmet Diving during the harbour nights the same day we did the tour). During the Dive is like a mini class where he... More 

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

Thanks MJ0077 for the five star review. My father used to quip that the Hartley tour is a sugar coated biology lesson. It can only be called a mini class if someone learned. Your perceiving information as valuable and taking it on board, makes me a teacher. I am also bilge scrubber and oil changer. Thanks for appreciating your experience... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 11 and 12 year-old sons to see Captain Greg yesterday and we had an amazing time! Greg is very passionate about the business he and his Dad have built up over the past 69 years and it shows with every aspect of the tour. It is a little unnerving when you first put the helmet on and... More 

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

Dear bbvign, Thanks so much for the 5 star review, but more importantly, for seeing with amazement, learning with interest, touching with sensuality and appreciating the joy created by your experience. We look forward to your next visit..... Thanks from the Fish Whisperer. More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a "do not miss" adventure. Safe, educational and entertaining. Greg Hartley is the captain and made the trip one of the best we've ever taken. Very safe and the water was beautiful. No swimming involved as you walk down the ladder to the seabed which is only about 10 feet. Lots of colourful fish and corals. Captain Hartley... More 

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

Thanks Brandberly, for seeing fantasy in your adventure, and for the 5 star review. I have increased the dive from 20 minutes, what my father delivered, to 30-40. Father Bronson would s advise me to always bring the divers up while they still wanted to stay down. A desire is a motivation, only if it is not fully satisfied. We... More 

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a cruise and had reserved my Hartley's Helmet Dive for Sunday July 24 at 9:30am. Greg and his son Ben were right on time, very personable and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the undersea life. The dive itself was AMAZING!! My cheeks hurt from smiling the whole time. It was fascinating the way the fish interacted... More 

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

Thanks Holly for such an effervescent review, just bubbling with enthusiasm. I like the part about your face aching from using the smile muscles more than you are used to. The part I like even more is.... Don't waste your time laying on the beach. We have water, sand and sun at our reef, and cool awesome fish. Thanks again... More 

Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family this is our first review but after we had experienced this undersea adventure we could not stop talking about it. We all agreed that it was undeniably the weirdist thing we had ever done and this simply proves that this experience is truly unique. The creatures, coral and spectacles we saw 10 feet below the surface can... More 

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

Thanks Carolyn. It is an honor to have taken you an adventure so special that you would do something in response that you have never done before........Take the time to make a review. The totally bonkers comment makes me think you are from the UK! Sheep find the same old, same old. Goats are adventurous and find weird thing part... More 

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic experience for our family. We had 9 people and 8 of us successfully completed the walk. The captain and first mate were great with all of us, including the people who did't have a reservation. They explained the helmets and what would be happening under the water so that we all had a very good grasp... More 

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

Thanks Kathy for your encouraging review. We can go for almost weeks without a back out and then there will be a rash of them. Today we had 3 out of 25 back out....First a small child and the sibling caught the bug, then mom thought is best to stay with the kids. (She did go down on another dive).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a frequent traveler to Bermuda and finally decided to take part in this experience. It was unbelievable. Captain Hartley has incredible knowledge of the sea life and formation of Bermuda. His first mate Andrew is very friendly and helpful. You get excellent instruction and guidance from the man whose father developed this helmet diving technique. I am... More 

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

Thanks you Migotte, for your well thought out review. It is pleasurable to know we have finally gotten a frequent traveler to Bermuda underwater. Some scuba divers have enjoyed this. After all, the helmet or mask are different means to achieve the same end, be underwater with the marine life. Our tour also has the benefit of intimate contact with... More 

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