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Sea Trek. Underwater Walking Experience
This is the closest experience you will find to walking on the moon. Movement feels strange, to say the least. You move in ethereal slow motion, as if you’re in some sort of surreal time/space continuum.
By: Sea Trek
Diamond Springs, California, January 1, 2009.
This is the closestexperience you will find to walking on the moon. Movement feels strange, to say the least. You move in ethereal slow motion, as if you’re in some sort of surreal time/space continuum. For a first time underwater visitor it is only the touch of wetness on your skin that reminds you of your existence and the world you left behind.
“Sea Trekking” is an adventure that takes you not to the skies above, but to
the waters below, a realm previously viewed only by divers. Money, time,
training and swimming skills, until now, have been necessary requirements to
experience what lies beneath the water’s surface. But thanks to recent
technologies and a desire to bridge the gap between man and ocean, Sub Sea
Systems has developed the Sea Trek attraction so that nearly everyone can have
the unique opportunity to see firsthand what few have seen before.
If you are 8 years of age or older, and you can breathe and walk, you have
just met the basic requirements for Sea Trek helmet diving. A brief medical
questionnaire followed by simple instructions are provided before each guided
tour. The only equipment you wear is the specially designed Sea Trek helmet
that comfortably sits on your shoulders. You breathe freely from a continuous
flow of air pumped into the back of each helmet through hoses attached to a
compressor system nearby.
A computer controlled compressor system takes air in, compresses it, sends
it through a series of filtration components and on to a control console and
manifold to regulate the air flow to each of the 9 Sea Trek participants. There are no masks, no mouthpieces, no stress and no complications. You can even wear your prescription glasses if you want, as your entire head stays dry throughout your underwater adventure.
At most Sea Trek locations you’ll descend no deeper than twenty feet. Up
to eight participants are in each group accompanied by a guide who leads, assists
and monitors the entire adventure. Two scuba safety divers descend with each
group to supervise the whole affair. Fish feeding can provide an “up close and
personal” experience, bringing colorful underwater inhabitants only inches from
your face. Sea Trek has been described as a “360 degree, individualized IMAX,
only it’s real.”
The opportunity to experience the world created by Jules Verne in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is now available through Sea Trek.
To trek in an aquarium or the open sea without the need for swimming
skills offers an opportunity for nearly anyone to explore beneath the waters
surface. Your hair won’t get wet, make-up is guaranteed not to run, and you
won’t have to breathe through a foreign object. Sea Trek is entertainment for the
Sub Sea Systems manufactures a complete line of products to introduce
first time visitors to the ocean realm. The company produces tourist
submersibles, semi-submersibles, Snuba® shallow water diving system,
electrically powered catamarans, offshore entertainment platforms and full
service swim-thru interactive aquariums. To learn more about Sea Trek contact.
Contact: Jim Mayfield
Sub Sea Systems, Inc.
Phone (530) 626-0100
Fax (530) 626-0113
6524 Commerce Way
Diamond Springs, California 95619
Sub Sea Systems at: (530) 626-0100 or visit their website at: www.sea-trek.com.
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In 1999, Sub Sea Systems introduced “Sea Trek”, an underwater helmet for snuba walking programs. The Sea Trek Helmet diving system is produced by Sub Sea Systems, a premier builder of submersibles, passenger submarines and semi-submersibles operating throughout the world. Sub Sea Systems is certified by the most prestigious ship building societies such as Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, and Korean Registry of Shipping.