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Shallow water helmet diving tours were first started, world wide, by Bronson Hartley in 1947. His youngest son, Greg follows in the original fish whisperer's foot steps, by conducting undersea walks departing from Dockyard in Bermuda.
We have been to Bermuda a few times and always wanted to to the tour but I was a little nervous with my son being so young. Now that he is 7 we were a little more comfortable with the idea, and I am so...More
Last weekend I celebrated a friends birthday by going helmet diving with a group. At first I was a little apprehensive because of course you never know what is going to happen. Let me just say it is one of my best experiences ever. I...More
Ok - I am Bermudian and have always heard about this Helmet Dive. I was apprehensive about this activity at first because #1 I'm terrified of being underwater and quite frankly I don't like the unknown. To be comfortable I need to be quite informed...More
One of the most amazing and unique experiences we've ever had. I took 4 children (10 to 16) and they all loved it. Greg is a great host and guide - informative, educational and entertaining (and loves an oxymoron:)). But the dive is sensational. Easy...More
Just returned from beautiful Bermuda yesterday and we did the Hartley's helmet dive while we were there. Let me tell you if you want to do something amazing and different from everyone else, DO THIS!! It was so easy and believe me I was full...More
I had to take the time to write down our experience! My husband and I had the best time! This underwater helmet diving topped off our trip to Bermuda. From the time we stepped foot on the boat till the time we docked we had...More
Hello! First of all, I'd like to assure all reluctant cruise passengers, even those stopping at Kings Wharf for just a partial day, that you WILL have enough time to enjoy this wonderful, unique experience and still make it back to your ship in plenty...More
It was totally AMAZING!!!! Captain Greg makes sure every single person gets the best experience .Well worth it!!! Myself ,family and friends went on August 12,2018. Honestly ,THE coolest thing I've ever done!!
My mother and aunt did this back in the 60's. Had to follow in her footsteps and glad that I did. Capt Greg is a unique individual. A humerous/wacky/off the wall but wholly informative and educational pre-dive talk added to the experience.More
Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018
Thanks VJR for doing, as I am doing....Following in my parents footsteps. 'Capt Greg is a unique individual' is he. I hope you are ready for another paradoxical oxymoron. You are unique as well........Just like everybody else!!!
My desire is to inspire people to seek...More
My husband and I enjoyed our dive last week. We got a kick out of meeting Captain Greg and his son, Ben, too. Do some reading first, know there's some downtime while Greg takes other parties down. Savor the time to relax. Know that your...More
Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018
Thanks Lori for taking the time to write a review. In the past, whenever we have had grumbling and complaints it is when we had 5 dives. That is getting to go on one dive and waiting for four others to be completed. Well, the...More
The morning slot often has less people, because folks are not sure where we are, or if the ship will really be on time. A desire is a motivator, only while it is not totally met. I feed the fish in the morning, only so much... More
The morning slot often has less people, because folks are not sure where we are, or if the ship will really be on time. A desire is a motivator, only while it is not totally met. I feed the fish in the morning, only so much to keep them motivated to perform later in the afternoon. The tide does have some bearing on water clarity. Just book when it is convenient.
This is science 101. The air, which is lighter than water, goes up. It is cupped inside the helmet. It is opposite to how a glass of water works. If you have a hole in the bottom of your glass, or a hole in the top of your... More
This is science 101. The air, which is lighter than water, goes up. It is cupped inside the helmet. It is opposite to how a glass of water works. If you have a hole in the bottom of your glass, or a hole in the top of your helmet, you will not have a good time. I have just seen in 'posting guidelines' that I am not allowed to send you to our web site for more info on this subject. So I deleted the link. You will have to search for us!!
Not much is sterile and the diversity of our the living micro-organisms on our skin, and in our gut, defines our health. The helmets (except for the shoulder pads), never touches you. The helmets have a soap solution squirted on them between dives, to stop the moisture in your breath from condensing into light distorting droplets, on your helmet window. When AIDS was popular, this question arose more often. Now the TV is promoting so many other 'dangers', that folks do not bother any more. We will all have fun and will be blissfully unaware of all the life forms we can not see, because we will be occupied with the bigger ones we can see, right in front of our faces.