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“Exhilarating experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Trek Grand Cayman

Sea Trek Grand Cayman
Hamerheads, North Church St., George Town 11508, Grand Cayman
345 926 0008
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Owner description: Sea Trek Cayman ‘Coral Canyons’Now you can explore the underwater world with no prior dive knowledge or experience. Swimming skills are not required and you can even wear prescription glasses. Sea Trek is a zero gravity stroll underwater amongst colossal towering reef systems with thousands of tropical fish, turtles rays and more! We utilize the specially designed ‘Sea Trek’ underwater helmet. The tour is exiting educational and interactive, perfect for the entire family.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Exhilarating experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

On a shore excursion from Carnival Paradise on May 1, neither of us scuba dive so this was a way for a similar experience. We were the only two on the excursion and had the full attention of the crew. We were given thorough instruction covering the procedure and safety. A guide was positioned on the bottom, 27 feet down. A safety scuba diver accompanied each of us entering the water all the way down the ladder as we stopped frequently to equalize ear pressure. On the bottom, the guide, also in SeaTrek helmet, confirmed our comfort then proceeded with the tour. In addition to the requisite feeding to attract fish, he pointed out various life in the coral reef and elsewhere. The time flew by and it was time to return to the surface.
The location is a protected preserve and the crew exercised extreme care to respect the sea life and the area. We would like to have seen a greater variety of fish, but the experience itself was worth it. We are glad for the experience.

Visited May 2013
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Oxford, MI
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Like no other”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

April 3, 2013 10:30-11:30am tour

SeaTrek Grand Cayman more then lived up to the hype. When you book these tours (via Carnival Freedom) you never know if the pictures show the experience that you will 'actually' have or just the glorified version. We went it expecting 'incredible' and came out blown away and we are still bragging about it.

A short medical release form and then a quick tender ride out to the floating pontoon to gear up. 80 degree water was a little cold at first but once you and underwater you forget about it. A wide ladder (5ft?) with about 15 steps to to the bottom stopping every 2-3 steps to re-pressurize your ears and then you are on the bottom. Welcome to the Underwater World!

A few minutes till everyone on the tour gets to the bottom and then the guide shows you around doing great tricks with the fish and showing you the coral sea life. Taking his helmet off and blowing (smoke) water rings/bubbles was awesome too.

Holding a sea urchin was a great experience too.

Felt safe the whole time with the safety diving floating nearby. The team constantly checks on you to make sure you are doing OK (Not Thumbs UP - that means get me to the top NOW!). Your face stays dry, you can wear glasses, and even reach up into your mask to scratch your nose if you need to without getting saltwater in your mouth/face/eyes.

Mom/Dad (40), 2 girls (12/10) had a wonderful time. 10 year old had a balloon added to her helmet to help with the weight. They are 75lbs but feel like 15 on your shoulders. But for someone under 100lbs. you might want to ask for a balloon too as it was a little heavy for her but not enough to stop her from smiling.

Was the highlight of our vacation. Would do it again every time we had the chance.

25-35 minutes of underwater time goes by fast.
Took the pictures with an Olympus TG-820 camera (no flash). Watch out for the disposable cameras as there were 2 on our tour and 1 of them leaked.

Visited April 2013
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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Fun for both novice and experienced divers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

As a shore excursion on the Navigator of the Seas cruise this past Spring Break, my family of four scheduled a dive with Sea Trek. We made a very easy guided walk from the tender port to the Sea Trek dock where a small boat awaited our group of eight. The reef was less than a five minute trip into the bay area where other smaller ships where anchored within clear sight of four cruise ships. A good swimmer could make it back to shore easily from the dive site. An explanation of the dive helmet's function was given on the way out. I am a 30 year scuba diver but the rest of my family and the other group had no experience. The way it works is very simple and easy to manage if you follow the instructors directions. Climbing down a ladder into the water, neck deep, the helmet is placed on your shoulders and you begin an immediate climb down the ladder to the sandy floor about 25 feet below. Clearing your ears on the way is the only think else to manage. Two guides are there, one on the boat and the other in scuba gear helping you down. Once everyone is down a walk through a small coral trail is taken and some chum is spread to attract a lot of small fish. After about 20-25 mins. of some entertainment from the staff and general cruising around we headed back up the ladder. While this was a little pricey for the time spent, the uniqueness of the dive and watching my non-scuba family have a blast made it all worth-while. Tips are recommended but no pressure given.

Visited March 2013
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have always wanted to scuba dive but the fear of being that far underwater was too much. I decided I would try the helmet dive, it was wonderful! The staff were great and very encouraging, explaining everything before hand. Give this a try, you'll love it!!

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Aussie1fan
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Bodden Town, Cayman Islands
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“Sea Trek was Awesome!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I did Sea Trek dive and it was amazing! The guides were great & very professional. Everywhere I looked I saw little tropical fish! Would definately do it again!

Visited March 2012
Thank Talya1031
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