This will be our first trip to the Caribbean, and we would like to see as much as possible of the colorful tropical fish. Since we are not able to snorkle, we are considering taking an excursion in a semi-submersible. Our cruise offers this at Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Aruba, St. Maarten, and Grand Bahama.
Is this excursion worth doing? If so, which of these locations would offer the best viewing?
Have only done this at cozumel (our first) & ST Martin--The one at Cozumel was a better sized vessel & much more to see at the Reef. It was really a special experience. We saw & learned alot. In ST Martin it was a long ride out & nothing very special to see--a smaller vessel,,,Kind if disappointing... In genral though this is a great way to see underwater without getting wet--did not feel claustrophobic at all & can take pics thru the glass...
DH doesn't snorkel,due to eye problems, so we did the semi-sub in Nassau and Grand Cayman. It was good, but when we thought we were going to Grand Cayman again this month, I wanted to be in the water with the sting rays. You don't have to snorkel there, you can just stand in waist/chest deep water, so DH agreed to go with me. However, our ship got diverted to Montego Bay when the weather conditions deteriorated in the Caymans. So, maybe next time!
Explorer E. Carib. 1/12/02
Explorer W. Carib. 1/18/03
Summit Alaska Cruise/tour 8/3/03
Adventure S. Carib. 2/8/04
Galaxy Panama Canal 2/3/05
sting ray city is a must. its only waist deep, and very nice people seem to run the tour boats. they also do a great video for you. its $35 for it, but well worth the price. she does a really nice job. i dont like the semi sub thing, the crew stands on top to feed the fish to bring them up close. but then again, im addicted to snorkling. what is wrong with eyes that you cant snorkle? there are prescription snorkles, and i dont see where any other problem would interfer with it. none my business, but was wondering.l