Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Cruise Dress / Packing
Register Forgot Password?

Cruise Dress / Packing Recommendations for the best clothes for traveling on ships

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 13th, 2009, 04:36 PM
badknees's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 164
Default SeaTrek helmet excursion

My DH and I did the helmet thing in Cozumel. He went right down the ladder and disappeared. I started down the ladder and froze. I don't know what happened. I am not a scaredy person. Maybe it was the thought of that helmet just sitting there and the water might come under it. I finally, after much coaxing from staff and others wanting to get in the water, just sucked it up and went on down. It was great right away. DH did not know until later that my anxiety level went sky high and I almost didn't go.
One thing I should mention is that I wore my T-shirt over my bathing suit and it kept ballooning up and pushing my helmet over enough that I had to keep pushing the helmet back so I could see. But there was never a safety issue. I would not wear a T-shirt again. Don't wear one. It is a fun thing to do. Then we ate some lunch at a restaurant right on the site. They had some nice jewelry for sale but unfortunately we didn't take much money with us or a credit card so no neat jewelry.
I don't know how they do it at all of the helmet places but this one you went down a ladder right by the shore. I think I've seen some others advertised where you go out in a boat. That sounded interesting too.
__________________
NCL-Pride of America-May 2011-Hawaii
Carnival Elation-Feb 2011-Mexico
Carnival Elation-Nov 2010-Mexico
Carnival Dream-Oct 2010-Eastern Caribbean
RCL Oasis-May 2010-Western Caribbean
Carnival Fantasy-April 2010-Mexico
HAL Ryndam-Sept 2009-Alaska
Carnival Holiday-May 2009-Cozumel
Carnival Celebration-April 2008-Key West, Nassau
Carnival Liberty-May 2007-Panama Canal
Carnival Miracle-Apr 2006 (1st for DH)- Mexico, Belize
Carnival Holiday-Feb 2005-Mexico
Carnival Fascination-Dec 2000-Nassau
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 16th, 2009, 04:15 PM
katlady's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: On the lido deck with drink of the day
Posts: 12,911
Default

my hubby and I did the helmet dive in Cabo San Lucas. They had us wear wetsuits over are clothes; so I had no issue with clothing. However, the ocean at Cabo has quite a current so the waves were moving. This made it hard to get down the ladder. The ladder keep pulling away from me and the helmet was moving around until I got under the water. After that everything is calm and peaceful; I loved it. Now getting back out of the ocean was a pain in the bass. The helmet pulled up and hit me right on the lip. So I had a bit of a fat lip for a few hours. I would do it again, but in much calmer seas. We get some great pictures with the underwater camera.

__________________
One part age; three parts liquor!

Freedom of the Seas 2012
Carnival Splendor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2008
Carnival Elation 2007
Celebrity Infinity 2006
Carnival Ecstasy 2005
Carnival Paradise 2004
Star Princess 2002
Viking Serenade 1994
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 16th, 2009, 06:41 PM
badknees's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 164
Default Sea Trek helmet

I wish excursions would tell you more about where and how you will do things and what equipment you will be using. Did you know you would be wearing a wet suit?
Of course the water temperature in Cabo and the temp in Cozumel would be much different. I can see why you would wear a wet suit in Cabo.
__________________
NCL-Pride of America-May 2011-Hawaii
Carnival Elation-Feb 2011-Mexico
Carnival Elation-Nov 2010-Mexico
Carnival Dream-Oct 2010-Eastern Caribbean
RCL Oasis-May 2010-Western Caribbean
Carnival Fantasy-April 2010-Mexico
HAL Ryndam-Sept 2009-Alaska
Carnival Holiday-May 2009-Cozumel
Carnival Celebration-April 2008-Key West, Nassau
Carnival Liberty-May 2007-Panama Canal
Carnival Miracle-Apr 2006 (1st for DH)- Mexico, Belize
Carnival Holiday-Feb 2005-Mexico
Carnival Fascination-Dec 2000-Nassau
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 16th, 2009, 09:28 PM
katlady's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: On the lido deck with drink of the day
Posts: 12,911
Default

No I didn't find out about the wet suit until I showed up. I'm a big girl so I was a little concern. One that the suit won't fit and two that I would be mistaken by a shark for a huge seal. Wet suit is not the best look on me. Right before we went into the ocean I saw something oddly shark or dolphin shaped jump out of the ocean did make me a little nervous.
__________________
One part age; three parts liquor!

Freedom of the Seas 2012
Carnival Splendor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2008
Carnival Elation 2007
Celebrity Infinity 2006
Carnival Ecstasy 2005
Carnival Paradise 2004
Star Princess 2002
Viking Serenade 1994
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
30, april, cabo, caribbean, carnival, diving, excursion, excursions, helmet, helmut, liberty, lucas, reviews, royal, san, sea, seal, trek, water

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RCI SeaTrek Scuba Lessons Karen Gordon Royal Caribbean International 2 June 18th, 2011 08:17 PM
Helmet dive cherylroy Carnival Cruise Lines 4 December 28th, 2005 08:49 PM
Seatrek Helmet Diving Chankanaab Park Troy K Shore Excursions 3 February 18th, 2005 11:39 PM
Where Can I Book Sea Trek Helmet Diving Excursion? jeleja Shore Excursions 4 July 1st, 2004 08:45 AM
RCI - Labadee - SeaTrek Waverunner lcccbeloeil Royal Caribbean International 10 August 12th, 2003 02:04 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:38 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1