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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

How to Plan the Ultimate Vacation

Sub Sea Systems is a leader in manufacturing and developing products and programs in the tourism industry. We have created some of the most amazing experiences and unique products that enhance vacations through memories that last a lifetime. Based on our experience in the industry, we’d like to share with you our guide to planning the most marvelous vacation you’ve ever had.

1. The first step in planning is to choose a destination.

There is no place more peaceful and also exciting than the ocean. Teeming with life and color, the sea is a place to relax on the shore, explore the multitudes of life existing in the tides, or even experience life beneath the surface.

An escape to the sea means tropical breezes, the smell of coconut and the warmth of sunshine.

2. Next you must choose a hotel that accommodates you appropriately. 

Will you be mostly out in the world experiencing the culture and activities as much as you can? Will you spend a lot of time in bed with room service and cocktails while lounging in your PJs? Make sure your room is the one you want, while balancing the cost with your desires. There are some fantastic accommodations such as: the ocean suites at Resort World Sentosa in Singapore where your window looks out into the world’s largest aquarium. The most realistic 3D HD big screen you’ll ever see! Or you could stay at the Atlantis in the Bahamas: you can book an all inclusive vacation with access to aquariums, waterparks, and animal exhibits with as modest or as extravagant accommodations as your heart — and wallet — desire.

3. Once you have your destination and hotel chosen you will want to decide when you will be going. 

Weather, crowding, school and work schedules: all of these things will need to be weighed according to your desires. Do you want the best weather? You may have to deal with crowds and high prices. Do you want the cheapest? You may deal with weather, and have to take more time off. Be sure to choose the options that are the most important to you.

4. Then you will want to plan your activities. 

Looking into the local area attractions can inspire you. Reading up on TripAdvisor and asking around on Facebook will help you decide what things you want to be sure to do on your vacation. We know one thing is certain: you want to find the best restaurants. Not necessarily meaning the fanciest, or the most expensive, but — the most delicious. We have found that hotel employees are very helpful in this area. After all they eat everyday and they are local! Seafood is always fresh when you vacation on the ocean. Make sure to taste some fun cocktails and desserts, too! It is vacation after all!

Activities and excursions that create long-lasting memories are the best for vacation. The week or two in the sun will fly by, but your memories will remain. Planning a Sea TREK experience should be on the top of your list.

This is so simple to do and only requires a ten-minute briefing. It is a shallow water (up to 27ft) helmet dive! Anyone 8 to 93 and up can participate! If you can walk and breathe you can Sea TREK. Over 2.5 million non-divers and even non-swimmers have felt delight as they took their first breath below the surface, and the number continues to climb! You and your family or friends can experience the sea without using precious vacation time to take diving classes. Walk underwater and see the creatures of the sea! In some locations we even offer interactions with dolphins, rays, sharks and turtles. Imagine the experience. Bubbles, fish, weightlessness, sparkling sunlight, and coral: the beauty of the sea.

Make sure to also find a location that has FunCat rentals. The FunCat is the most leisurely way to cruise the ocean. Lounge in the chaise lounge style seat while silently cruising around the sea. Set your cold drink in a cup holder, rest your arm on the armrest, shade your eyes with the bimini, and drive the FunCat with the simple bush of a button. Use the FunCat to: get to better snorkel locations, catch a tan away from crowded beaches, roam and explore, or just relax.

There are also a few destinations around the world that offer incredible experiences that are not to be forgotten. SHARKS! Interactive and Stingray Bay are fascinating programs that challenge people to face their fears and misconceptions about sharks and stingrays. The program allows guest to actually touch, feed, hold and swim with trained sharks or stingrays. The program seeks to educate and promote conservancy by creating a passionate response and empathy in the participants. Imagine holding a shark or snorkeling with stingrays? How amazing!

We also recommend planning a nighttime activity. Whether it is to see a band, participate in a festival, or go dancing you should check out the local flavor and find out what the night scene has to offer.

Many vacation destinations also offer historical tours that show off traditional architecture, old buildings, and share local history and legends, and/or beautiful hiking tours that take you on winding paths to see places that will take your breath away. Make sure to consider what you would like to include. Are you into physical activity and the outdoors? Or do you prefer culture and architecture? You can always look for local vineyards and take a wine tour, or spend some time shopping for the perfect vacation memento or art piece to add to your dining room. Be sure to save time for fun extras you may not be able to anticipate. You might find something extra special and be too booked up to participate.

Of Course, for those vacations that might not include a trip to the sea, there are amazing aquariums that allow people to experience the creatures and the beauty of the underwater world — minus the coconut scent and tropical waves. These are wonderful places to include in any vacation that keeps you landlocked, and all of the tips remain the same. What do you want to experience? What memories do you want to take home with you?

Whether you drink way too many margaritas and soak up the night scene, or you hike the trails and hit the waves we hope you have the most memorable vacation, and we look forward to seeing your Sea TREK, FunCat, SHARKS! Interactive and Stingray Bay photos. Have Fun!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top 10 animals to see during a SeaTREK tour

A wonderful aspect of the Sea TREK experience is the ability to interact and observe sea creatures while being within their world. Sea TREK allows guests to see the sea —or the aquarium— from a completely intimate view. You are in the home environment of the creatures, and experiencing the feel of their realm. You sense the tug of the tide as the plants and creatures sway. You feel the temperature of the water and the weightlessness of buoyancy. You feel bubbles tickle your skin, and see glittering flashes of sunlight from the surface. You can hear the water and bubbles surrounding you. You are truly in the sea creatures’ world.

There are so many creatures in the sea, but we would like to share our top 10 animals to see during Sea TREK. If you have an experience that you’d like to share please comment below. We love to hear about our TREKKERS interactions!

10.  Starfish

Starfish come in all different colors, shapes and sizes. They are beautiful to look at, and many Sea TREK tours allow for you to hold and pet the star shaped beauties (under the direction of a friendly and knowledgeable Sea TREK tour guide). Click here to see some varieties of starfish that you might encounter while on a Sea TREK tour.

9.  Reef Fish

The guides on our Sea TREK tours bring fish food along with them, so during the tour you get to be enveloped in a plethora of sparkling fins and colorful scales. The fish varieties are seemingly endless, and their colors and patterns are vibrant and intricate. Click here for some examples of the fish you can see on a Sea TREK helmet dive.

8. Octopus

If you are very lucky you might spy an octopus! Octopuses are fascinating creatures; with their ability to change colors, and even skin texture, they can camouflage in an instant. Curling tentacles, sharp beaks, and inky defense systems are a few interesting aspects of the multifaceted creature. Click here to learn more and then plan a Sea TREK helmet dive and maybe you’ll see one in its own world!

7. Black Grouper

A very friendly fish that can reach up to 179 pounds and grow up to 54 inches long. They are curious and docile creatures that love to hang around food! Imagine petting this massive fish as you stare at each other face to face in the sea. Click here to learn more about the Black Grouper.

6. Sea Turtles

Several Sea TREK locations boast Sea Turtles! In Sea Life Manchester, Ernie — the giant green sea turtle— recently had to be put on a diet! Sea turtles are gentle, curious creatures. They are magnificent animals, and they can live to 100 years or more! Click this link for more information about sea turtles, and think about planning a Sea TREK helmet dive in one of our aquariums that has sea turtles! Alternatively you can hope for a sea turtle encounter in the ocean on one of our open water Sea TREK tours.

5. Sea Lions

You might possibly meet a sea lion on a Sea TREK helmet dive! These smart animals move swiftly and gracefully through the water, but always manage to make you laugh with their silly antics. They definitely have personality. Learn more about sea lions by clicking here.

4. Stingrays

Several of our Sea TREK locations offer interactions with stingrays. These beautiful creatures enjoy the bubbles that escape from the Sea TREK helmets almost as much as they enjoy being pet. The curious animals ‘fly’ through the water by flapping their ‘wings’ gracefully. You can learn more about stingrays by clicking here.

3. Sharks

Sea TREK has quite a few aquarium locations that offer Sea TREK with sharks! Face your fears! Walk on the bottom of an aquarium filled with a variety of sharks. Many have done it, will you? Read about one traveller’s experience when she did Sea TREK with sharks here. If you want to learn more about sharks click here.

2. Dolphins

Sea TREK has developed a very special program called Dolphin TREK. There are a lot of dolphin interaction programs around the world, but Dolphin TREK is the only program that allows you to experience these intelligent and amazing creatures in their own domain– underwater! Dolphins are incredibly social creatures that enjoy interaction and play. You can learn more about them here.


The number one creature to see on a Sea TREK tour is truly unique. Its habitat is not the ocean at all. It is supremely intelligent and highly curious. It is you! Try Sea TREK and be a part of the sea! Share your photos with us #SeaTREK, and be sure to see what other underwater selfies people have been sharing.
To learn more about Sea TREK and to check out our locations worldwide, please visit

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inspirational Quotes

What better way to read inspirational quotes written by wonderful minds, than to read them while gazing upon stunning photography? This week our blog is going to catch your eye and inspire your heart! We hope you pin our inspirational quotes to your Pinterest boards, share our images on Facebook, and if you have never heard of SeaTREK please visit our website to learn more about the amazing experience available around the world.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Sea TREK Experience

We were inspired by buzz feed to share an animated gif experience of Sea TREK.

Here is our Sea TREK Tour.

First, sign up for a Sea TREK experience at one of our unique locations worldwide.

 When you arrive at our Sea TREK location, you will be asked to participate in a safety briefing and orientation (no more than 10 minutes).

The orientation teaches you hand signals and safety guidelines that you will need to know for the Sea TREK helmet diving tour.

For example: our staff members will teach you how to properly equalize your ears by pinching your nose and gently blowing air. After the orientation, it’s just a matter of minutes until you’re walking on the sea floor!

During the water entry a staff member will assist you until the water is at shoulder level. A surface attendant will then place a helmet on your shoulders as you continue your descent. The helmets are weighted, but you will never notice. They are perfectly comfortable once you’re under the surface — just enough to keep you down on the sandy bottom.

 Depending on the location of your Sea TREK tour, you may have a different water entry method, such as walking down stairs or walking down a gently sloping path. However you may enter the water, rest assured that a Guide will be there with you the entire time, making sure you remember to equalize, and that you feel comfortable.

Once you reach the sea floor you will be amazed! The feeling is indescribable… it must be what an astronaut must feel like when walking on the moon.

You may even find yourself laughing out loud, as you gently bounce along the underwater trail, surrounded by sea life of all shapes and sizes. It’s an experience that leaves you with a sense of wonder and excitement that will last a lifetime.

The variety of corals, kelps, and creatures depends greatly on the location you visit.

Tropical reef fish surround you in Xcaret

Stingrays fly through the water at Shark Safari in Dubai

Interact with Dolphins in one of our DolphinTREK Programs

Spy an octopus in Aruba

Touch and interact with sea creatures under the direction of your Guide

Pose for amazing photos that will always remind you of your experience

Finally, ascend the ladder or stairs and return to land with a new appreciation and wonder for the sea.

For more information on locations and how to participate in this unique experience go to

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