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Old May 10th, 2004, 11:15 AM
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I have seen comments that the semi-submersible excursions are not very pleasant. Supposedly, the boat smells strongly of pine cleaner over vomit and quite a few passengers get sea sick every time. Is this always true? Are some areas worse than others (e.g. Eastern Carib. vs. Western Carib.)? Do we want to consider a semi-submersible to see the coral?

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Old May 12th, 2004, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: Semi-submersible

We did a semi-sub. in Aruba a few years back and had no problems. We took a boat out to where the semi-sub. was moored, climbed aboard and went down some steps to a large open area with glass all around and benches running the length in the center. Just like a picture window under water. It was really pretty neat. Any problems may be related more to claustrophobia.
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Old May 19th, 2004, 06:12 PM
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That is reassuring. There was no smell? We would really like to do this if we can do it without getting sick from either the motion or the smell. (Am I the only one who vomits if I smell vomit? Motherhood had its moments!)
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Old May 19th, 2004, 06:20 PM
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We went on a semi-submersible in Grand Cayman in April. We really enjoyed it. No problem at all with feeling motion, and no smell. Just a nice time! Enjoy!
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Did you feel claustrophobic? We are booked for the Sea & See tour in Aruba in June which includes a semi-submersible. We have never tried this, so hopefully it will be enjoyable.
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Old May 20th, 2004, 05:09 PM
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I did this Sea and See Island tour in Aruba last year, and the Seaworld Explorer semi-submersible was the best part of the excursion for me. It did not smell at all, and I did not have any problems with feeling motion. I don't think you'll be in the ship that long to feel so much motion anyway. You take the stairs and you're about 5 feet underwater, but the ship does not submerge. You can see the surface at all times. The tour shows you Antilla, a ship that was destroyed in WWW 2, and you can see fish and coral formations throughout the ship. It was eally amazing. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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Old May 21st, 2004, 07:35 AM
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Thank you- that sounds great!
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