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Sea Trek St. Maarten

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Address: Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg 90210, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Sea Trek St. Maarten is a 2 ½ hour tour excursion that runs several times...

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.

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I was a little apprehensive about this excursion since I'm not a strong swimmer but the staff was very kind and reassured me that I didn't need to know how to swim to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bettya492
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Wake Forest, North Carolina

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a little apprehensive about this excursion since I'm not a strong swimmer but the staff was very kind and reassured me that I didn't need to know how to swim to enjoy the adventure. I got nervous when I was going down the ladder and stopped a few times. They checked to make sure that I was ok... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The most exciting experience ive ever had. Friendly staff and professional. Loved interacting with the sea creatures and seeing the sunken helicopter and everything else. It is a MUST do.

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seatrekker2011, General Manager at Sea Trek St. Maarten, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your great response. More 

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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this from our Carnival cruise when we traveled this past week. We arrived on a clear day, the water taxi picked us up right from the boat. They shipped us out and gave a quick history lesson on what we were going to see and why it was under the water to begin with. This helped in why... More 

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thank you for the good review. More 

Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I. Am. Claustrophobic. I wasn't sure I could do it. I really WANTED to and the staff (particularly Kevin) and crew could not be more patient and kind with me. And I did it! SO much fun. The helmet is 75 pounds and they put it on you while you are just about all in the water. Once you start... More 

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seatrekker2011, General Manager at Sea Trek St. Maarten, responded to this review

thank you for the great review, i let Kevin ( supervisor of Sea Trek ) know you have a great experience doing Sea Trek, thank you. More 

Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 3 of us went on this excursion though our cruise. I was apprehensive at first but then I realized this would help me test my curiosity of scuba diving (having to get air from a system). The helmets you wear are so wonderful, your head doesn't get wet and since i wear glasses that did not matter. The staff... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi. First thing they tell is if you have ear problems you CANT do this and they are right. You go down about 30 feet and every step of their ladder your ears have to adjust to the water pressure. Once down it really eye opening experience. Fish and some wrecks are very onteresting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never done any kind of diving and this experience was great for someone in that situation. The instructions were easy to follow and the staff made those who were nervous feel at ease. It was neat that they fed the fish under the water, as all kinds of tropical fish swarmed in front of the dive helmets. Great experience!... More 

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seatrekker2011, General Manager at Sea Trek St. Maarten, responded to this review

thank you for your great response. More 

Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 67 y/o mom picked this excursion for St. Maarten on our Princess cruise. I wasn't so sure about it, but was gently convinced to come along. There were three of us in our party in a group of about 22 people. They divided us into "shifts" of around 10 folks going down at a time. The crew gave clear... More 

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seatrekker2011, General Manager at Sea Trek St. Maarten, responded to this review

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't too sure about doing this as I scuba dive but did not regret my wife pushing me to go because we heard about it from elsewhere. It's well worth it for the whole day and pay the extra 9$ for the snorkeling after. Just enjoy the rest of the day by snorkling from above as you see the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is as close as you can get to diving without the uncomfortable gear. I have a tough time with scuba because of the equipment and gear - Sea Trek allows you to breathe normally. It was a good excision for my 2 boys for them to have the experience and decide they want to go for their scuba certifications.... More 

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