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“Great Alternative to Scuba Diving”

Sea Trek St. Maarten
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Owner description: Sea Trek St. Maarten is a 2 ½ hour tour excursion that runs several times daily. The tour starts with a 5 minute walk from the gangway to the water taxi pier and a 10 minute boat ride out to our staging area. Once on board the Sea Trek dock your guide will give a safety briefing and will answer any questions that you may have. The underwater trek itself takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete; based on the number of guests participating in that particular tour, 2 separate tours may be made. Each tour will have no more than 10 guests and will have a minimum of 3 Sea Trek staff members with the tour at all times as a safety precaution. If there are 2 groups participating in the tour, while one group is underwater the other guests are offered the opportunity to go for a snorkel while they wait. Once both groups have completed the Sea Trek tour there will be an opportunity to buy photos taken of you on the trek before boarding the boat and getting shuttled back to the cruise ship pier or the main land.Helmet diving feeds continuous air through low pressure lines on the surface down to the Sea Trekker under water. The air pressure inside the helmet keeps the water level right around shoulder height and the majority of the time you won’t even get your hair wet. You climb down a ladder from the Sea Trek dock that reaches 20 feet down to the ocean floor. The track, a loop approximately 300 feet long, takes you past both natural and artificial reefs such as a helicopter, a plane, a submarine, King Neptune and 2 canons salvaged from Fort Amsterdam. You’ll be also invited to interact with some of the local sea creatures along the way. Once back to the beginning of the track loop you climb the ladder back onto the dock while personally lead both up and down the ladder by a guide or safety diver.Min 8 yrs. and able to walk and climb a ladder. You have to be in good physical condition and sign a waiver. This tour is not recommended for guests with physical disabilities, a pacemaker, severe asthma, claustrophobia or for women over 3 months pregnant. Max depth is 20 feet. There are tee shirts, sodas and bottled water available for purchase after the tour – cash only please. No rest room available at the platform. No secured lockers available.
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We were on a cruise and had planned to do a scuba diving excursion, which was cancelled at the last minute. This Under Water walk, was offered as an alternative and it was great. I'm afraid of closed spaces, so was a little scared about the helmet but it was bigger than I thought (glass didn't touch my face - whew). Our group was broken into two groups and each group got to swim/snorkel while the other group got to go down. My only thing, is I wish we could have snorkeled more and had a little more time on the walk (about 20 min) - but the time restrain could have been because of cruise ship requirements.

1  Thank Jenifer L
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We booked this excursion through our cruise line. It's a 5 minute walk to the boat that takes you to the dive platform and then a 10 minute boat trip to the platform. The views were incredible!! The staff was friendly and did a great job explaining all of the hand signals. Going down the ladder into the water was easy but if you have problems with your ears popping it may cause you some discomfort. My 11 year old could not make it down because of this and she needed to come back up. The staff did their best to help her but she was unable to continue. The views on the bottom were awesome and if you have an underwater camera, bring it. I used a Gopro and took some awesome video. The only reason I can't rate this a 5 is that I felt rushed while on the bottom and when it was time to do some snorkeling, again I felt rushed. It was definitely a great experience and worth trying.

1  Thank Rich M
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

my husband, who wears glasses, was able to wear them with the helmet and was able to see everything clearly. He was so happy to see things as they were meant to be seen and I was happy for him! The instruction was great for all people nervous about going. It was incredible! We also had time to snorkel while other parties went helmet diving which was an added plus. So worth the money unlike other excursions! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

1  Thank dndmacomber
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Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

My family and I had a great time. It was a wonderful experience and I will do it again. Make sure you have an underwater camera. There is a lot to see.

1  Thank Schewanda R
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

I booked this experience for my 64 year old mother who wanted to try scuba diving! She is not a confident swimmer, and was quite nervous to start with, however the team at sea trek took great care to put her at ease and give her a wonderful first underwater experience!! She came out of the water grinning and wanting to try it again! Thank you so much for a wonderful day!

1  Thank H2OBella
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