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Aruba Helmet Dive Excursion Reviews

Aruba Helmet Dive cruise excursion
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Take a helmet dive adventure to Aruba's sea floor and see its intricate coral reefs up close and personal.
Member Image rogerdeat1
1 review
Not Rated
Aug 2014

We booked this excursion through Carnival and it was a fabulous excursion. It was through Depalm tours Island snorkel and sea trek dive. First of all this was exciting seeing underwater sea life but at time was a little scary. I had two times that I slightly panicked. First when I first went down my water shoe got caught on the Steele platform .so make sure your water shoes are secured. When you are walking down the ladder every two steps blow out reaching under your Helmut pinching your nose closed.to pop your ears open, Second I walked too fast on the bottom causing some water to enter my Helmut a little. stop don't look up push down on your helmet, the air will force the water out of your helmet, Walk slowly.

Read rogerdeat1's full Carnival Breeze cruise review
Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines
Member Image mttenn
1 review
Not Rated
Dec 2012
helmet dive was brilliant, but my left ear hurt until i got back!, lovely beach area.
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Provider: P&O Cruises
Member Image eastoftheboston
2 reviews
Nov 2012
Beautiful port, AMAZING helmet dive experience at DePalma Island.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image kidsouttime2cruise
2 reviews
Nov 2012
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! The experience in itself was GREAT! They give you all of the instructions...You feel like you are walking on the moon! Took about 20minutes. We werent allowed to use our own underwater cameras because the company said they'd take pictures for us. We had our camera too. After all the underwater smiling and beautiful fish swimming in our faces we went to purchase our pictures at a reasonable $39. THEY FORGOT TO PUT FILM IN THE CAMERA!!! UGH. We didnt have time to dive again and I was a little whoozie from it, but we didnt get any compensation for it at all. Very disappointing. The lagoon was very refreshing. The water park there looked just like the one on our ship too. Good time overall. They do have SMALL lockers you can pay for to put your personal items in it. Hot day...didnt need a towel to dry off. It rained while we were under the water too. We found that out after we came back up. Oh yeah and you take a Ferry across to the island. It is worth tipping the guys a buck or two.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines
Member Image F13rc3dr4g0n
1 review
Apr 2012
This Sea-Trek was far superior to a helmet dive we had taken on another island. We were treated as individuals rather than as a group so everyone that went down got to see everything up close and personal. We got to pet a parrotfish and a couple other exotic sea life (no more spoilers) and also learn about the different animals through a very humorous sign language display. Example: if something was poisonous, the diver would pretend to touch the object then jump back holding his hand with a worried look on his face and shake his hand in discomfort and pointing to the surface. Once the dive was over, we got to spend the rest of the day on their private island to enjoy the water park, snorkeling reef and buffet with open bar. The people were friendly and willing to point you in the right direction. We were also told by a local that if you want to suntan, do so before 11 AM in 15 minute increments so your body can adjust to tan then get used to the temperature in the shade. Turns out that even applying a sunblock at SPF 80+ is still like leaving your skin alone with no lotion - so apply FREQUENTLY!
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Provider: Princess Cruises

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