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Monday, November 11, 2013

Top 10 Must-Do Water Activities

1. Sea TREK® in the open ocean:

Oceans cover 71% of Earth’s surface and contain 97% of the planet’s water… However, more than 95% of the underwater world remains unexplored. Sea TREK enables guests to actually walk underwater in this incredible, mysterious world. Guests need no certification or previous experience, and it’s really just as simple as walking and breathing. The experience is otherworldly, and comparable to what an astronaut must feel like on the moon. Take a TREK and you’ll join the small percentage of those who have actually walked underwater!
Currently available at:
and more than 30 other locations worldwide. Visit for more info! 

2. Dolphin TREK®:

This magical encounter brings guests nose-to-nose with one of the world’s most inquisitive, playful, and popular sea creatures — dolphins! Using the Sea TREK helmet diving system Dolphin TREK guests are immersed in the dolphins natural underwater world. Upon reaching the sea floor guests are welcomed and escorted via dorsal fin along a path to a staging area. From there, guests marvel as the dolphins swim, jump, barrel roll, and torpedo among them with unbelievable speed, grace and agility. The experience is topped off with a dolphin kiss and photo opportunity. There is no other encounter on the planet where you can interact this closely with these beautiful animals!
Currently available at:
and more locations are being added annually! Check for updates. 

3. SNUBA®:

With over 6 million uses worldwide, SNUBA is one of the world’s most popular introductory dive programs in history. After participating in a brief 15-minute orientation and skills review, SNUBA guests join a certified SNUBA Guide on a 25-minute underwater guided tour. It’s like scuba diving, minus the heavy equipment, time consuming classes, and expensive gear. SNUBA can be found at more than 60 locations worldwide.
Currently available at:
and 50+ more locations worldwide. Visit for more info!

4. Sea TREK® in an aquarium:

Rainy day? Stormy weather? No problem.. Sea TREKKING in an aquarium is an increasingly popular approach to introducing guests to the underwater world… rain or shine! The water and visibility are consistent, and best of all there is a 100% guarantee of seeing and interacting with marine life. Sea TREK in an aquarium! It is a rare opportunity to put yourself on the other side of the glass — don’t just see the exhibit, be the exhibit!
Currently available at:
and more! Check out for more info!

5. Sea TREK® with stingrays:

If being surrounded by brightly colored fish of all shapes and sizes isn’t quite enough of a thrill, there is now a tour where guests can Sea TREK exclusively with stingrays! During the experience, guests watch in awe as these graceful rays glide effortlessly all around them. The friendly rays are anything but shy as they constantly swoop over the tops of guests’ helmets for their daily bubble massage.
Currently available at:

6. SNUBA Doo®:

For those family vacationers that have ever had to pass on a tour because the little ones couldn’t participate… never fear, problem solved! SNUBA® has created SNUBA Doo® which is specifically designed for children ages 4 to 7. The SNUBA Doo® floatation vest lets kids breathe through a regulator and float on the surface while their siblings or parents SNUBA dive below. And if they get tired, the SNUBA raft acts as the perfect resting spot.

Currently available at participating SNUBA Recreational Centers. Visit to learn more. 

7. SHARKS! A hands-on shark adventure®:

In this nerve wracking, yet educational experience guests find themselves as victims who die… I mean dive with the world’s most fearsome sea creature — SHARKS! This hand-on interaction is conducted by professional handlers and trained nurse sharks. Guests get to touch, pet, feed and even hold a nurse shark on their lap! At the end of the experience participants are invited to snorkel and swim freely among these prehistoric fish.
Currently available at:
- Xcaret, Mexico

8. Stingray Bay:

For those not quite ready to fully submerge themselves underwater with stingrays, there is an alternative experience — Stingray Bay. During this interaction, guests stand on a platform in shallow water and professional handlers bring trained rays in for a unique meet-and-greet. In a hands-on presentation, guests learn about the rays, their habitat, diet, and anatomy, all while being able to touch their sandpaper like exterior and slippery smooth underside. At the end of the experience, guests enter the water to shoulder depth and are treated to the world’s only stingray massage!

Currently available at Xcaret as Stingrays Encounter
At Xel-Ha as Stingray Encounter Xel-Ha

9. FunCat electric catamarans:

If you prefer to be above water, rather than below, then FunCat electric catamarans were made for you! These oversized chaise-lounge boats provide unmatched relaxation while cruising tropical waters. With a little practice anyone, regardless of age or skill, can drive the boat… and it’s a million times better than being worn out on a paddle boat or getting tipped in a kayak!
Rental boats currently available at:

If you're interested in purchasing a FunCat, visit!

10. Nautilus semi-sub ride:

It’s not a submarine… It’s not a boat… it’s not a glass bottom boat… it’s a SEMI-SUB! Although this particular unique hybrid vessel is no longer in production, many Nautilus semi-subs still operate today and take thousands of guests on fun and memorable tours every year. During a Nautilus trip, guests can enjoy the view above the surface while lounging on deck, or for a more interesting perspective guests can descend a staircase and claim a window seat that looks out over the underwater world and its colorful inhabitants. Nautilus semi-subs can be found from the Pacific (Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and Catalina Island, California) to the Caribbean (Grand Cayman and Belize) and even Korea.