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“Amazing experience!”

Sea Trek St. Maarten
Ranked #4 of 59 Tours in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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 7 July 2014

Great excursion for the entire family! Crew (Terry, Chin, Josh, Helma) was extremely helpful and made us all feel comfortable with our first helmet dive. It was an amazing and unique experience that I would definitely want to do again. Only negative: wish it could have been a little longer.

Thank Natalie D
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We did this as a shore excursion from our cruise. What a unique experience to see the sea life up close while walking on the bottom without all the scuba gear. Our 10 year old had no problems, but our 8 year old didn't clear her ears often enough on the descent. Recommend clearing ears after every rung of the ladder going down. There will always be a little pressure on the ears from the oxygen being pumped into the helmet. You'll be glad you went. For underwater pictures make sure the sunlight is shining on the subject.

Thank Joe F
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

20 feet under the sea you will enjoy the Sea Life first hand. Even get to feed the fish out of your hands and hold amazing sea creatures. Staff was amazing and deserved a big tip. Totally the best excursion that we went on.

Thank Ted T
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

This was a great excursion. Especially for first time divers. Crew was excellent. Actual dive was only 25 minutes. Wish it was longer.

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

WOW!!! what a fun experience. Affordable, a small group gives you time to enjoy it. The individuals working there, Camille, Josh, Terry, Kevin, and Chin. I got all of their names because they make sure you feel relax, informed and are having fun.

Next time my daughter will be old enough to do it. I can't wait for her to play with the fish and experience the underwater world. Out of our entire 7 day cruise I got to say this was one of our favorites stops and adventures. Love the underwater pictures also.

Thank clacos
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