St. Thomas Underwater Scooter Excursion Reviews
I would have given this excursion a 5 but I was on a scooter that was in very slow motion. So slow that the divers had to push me and another young girl along to keep up. It was really a neat thing to do and we got to see a bit of a ship wreckage and alot of fish. I really enjoyed doing that. After we finished with the scooter we had about an hour to snorkel. I love snorkeling. I saw quite a few fish and a decent size sea turtle. I thought it was well worth the money to do this excursion. The captain was a very funny guy and had a great sense of humor. The other divers were very helpful and friendly.
The excursion was not until 12:30, so we had time to go and do some shopping in St. Thomas. I enjoyed the shopping there. Lots of tents and stores. I found that if you are not looking to buy jewelry, it's best to stay away from that area. They are soooo pushy trying to get you into a store for a free charm.
I gave 5 star for the professionalism. Due to weather condition, our boat was turned around on the way to the dive site. The crew were very professional and easy going. Even though my cousin and I were really looking forward to do the BOSS experience, we were glad the crew took safety seriously. We went to the Maegan's Beach instead and it was gorgeous, although frequent strong wind was not exactly what I anticipated. The shops in the downtown shopping area are mostly identical to St. Maarten. We were not interested in jewelry nor electronics but if you are interested there seems to be good deals as both ports are duty free. One thing I did buy was a box of Belgian chocolate (16 pieces for $26) which I am sure would be very yummy if it was not forgotten in the stateroom refrigerator! If you love chocolate, St. Thomas seems to have better selections. The staff at the chocolate factory was nice. We had lunch at Go-Go Pasta in one of the alleys and the food was good and very reasonable. I would recommend their pesto penne.
This tour was amazing. The captain and the crew are amazing and your safety comes first. I am not a strong swimmer and they made me feel comfortable and made it super easy for me. They brought the unit right next to the ship in order for me to get on and off and they even encouraged me to try snorkelling which I loved. This crew is professional and genuinely want everyone to be safe and have a good experience.
The crew was rude, the constant smoking was disgusting with no place to get away from it. The "BOSS" underwater scooter type excursion was about 15-20 minutes long - saw nothing, was corralled and led around with pictures taken and then back to the surface. More snorkeling than anything but in an area where nothing was seen but a few fish. Cookies and water were the SNACKs that were available. Needless to say most were starving by the time we got off the boat. My husband and I had packed sandwiches from the breakfast bar and so we had food. Would never recommend nor go again. Waste of money, boring, saw nothing - crew was too rude for the entire lengthy trip.
This excursion was definitely out of our comfort zone but boy did we enjoy it! The boat crew was very funny and the scooter or underwater (BOSS) was cool and easy to maneuver. Your head is in a bubble like helmet and in air (as opposed to in water) and they pipe in air to the helmet. We saw a ship wreck and a lot of colorful fish. Fun time!! We then
The other excursion we did was to take a BOSS underwater scooter on St Thomas's! Safety was the big thing and the organisers were great at giving instruction on the dos and don'ts. The divers followed every inch of the way and the whole experience as great. We were in the first group and that meant that we had time to get in some snorkelling - something else I'd never done but always wanted to! All in all an excellent experience!
Underwater Boss was enjoyed by all that went on this. They were allowed 25 minutes on the scoters and then snorkeling.