Aruba Beach
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Tour

  1. #1
    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Deck in the afternoon
    Posts
    3,670

    Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Tour

    Noticed in the DePalm Island brochure an option for an underwater trek using a specialized dive helmet. The helmet is quite heavy and allows you to walk underwater. It looks like you follow a rope line. Tom really wants to do this. Has anyone gone?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Jacki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    5,852
    Interested to hear responses. I've never tried, but have thought about it.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

  3. #3
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,904
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjql58VNmwY
    looks incredibly easy

    i wonder how they are weighted down? the helmets weighs them down so not floating away?


    QUOTE=Pegmeister;268773]Noticed in the DePalm Island brochure an option for an underwater trek using a specialized dive helmet. The helmet is quite heavy and allows you to walk underwater. It looks like you follow a rope line. Tom really wants to do this. Has anyone gone?[/QUOTE]

  4. #4
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,904
    re: SEA TREK

    from my friend that is with EMS on aruba
    Sea trek is very easy, but if you have any cardiac history or cardiac surgery it is a no go.
    I will try to send you the medical waiver .


  5. #5
    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Deck in the afternoon
    Posts
    3,670
    Thanks Andrea. I think I read that the helmet was 75 pounds. I'm not as enthused as he is. Think I would rather do Black Pearl again

  6. #6
    Senior Member Traceyd14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Under a palapa on Palm beach
    Posts
    3,493
    We did this. If you have any issues being claustrophobic I would pass. The instructors are helpful and the helmets don't feel heavy in the water. You climb down a ladder with a guide next to you each way. Then you hold on to a bar while they bring the rest of the group down. Of course my hubby had to be first! When the group is down you walk around on the bottom thru a little path wi th fish all arounD. That part is pretty cool. They feed the fish so they swim right up to you. they take photos but the disc is of the whole group. We didn't purchase it because there were only a couple pictures of us so it wasn't worth it. They do let you watch it before you decidede to buy it.
    For me, never diving it was a good experience but one one that I feel like been there done that and won't repeat.
    It was not a physically demanding activity. For me the hardest part was getting used to the big helmet around my head and having to turn my shoulders to look around. And because I am slightly claustrophobic I had to keep reminding myself that I was going to be just fine and take a few deep breaths. It's not that you are closed in anywhere, for me it's the feeling of having something around my head and not being able to surface right away. Basically I am a crazy person...lol. There are no weights, the helmet holds you down. They have wet suits if you want hut I was okay wi th out one.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

  7. #7
    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Deck in the afternoon
    Posts
    3,670
    Tracey, thanks that info is helpful I was thinking it may feel claustrophobic. We did the semi-sub tour and even though it didn't completely submerge I felt slightly uncomfortable. I'm going to have to think about this one.

  8. #8
    Super Moderator Jacki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    5,852
    Exactly what I was afraid of. I have some weird issues to deal with! Thanks Tracey.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

  9. #9
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,904
    i cannot imagine 75 lbs sitting on my shoulders.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Deck in the afternoon
    Posts
    3,670
    The weight info I had was incorrect. After looking at the Sea Trek site I see that the helmet is just 15 pounds. Some units also use a backpack which would add to the weight. It doesn't look like DePalm uses the backpack system.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO