Timothy K United States of ...
This was a great way to view the reefs without having a scuba certification. You use a regulator just like you would for scuba, but you don't have to carry the tank as it stays in the floating raft on the surface. This makes it way better than snorkeling on the surface! You are connected to a compressed air tank in a small rubber raft by a twenty foot air hose that is attached to a vest you are wearing. This allows the air tank to float along on the surface following wherever you go with no feeling of drag or the bulkiness of having the air tank strapped onto your back. My guide was very laid back and friendly. We went over some basic gestures I could use to let him know I was good to go or if I was having problems. Also, some gestures he might make to communicate different things to me . Then he had me do a little test dive to see if everything was good. He took the time to make sure my mask was adjusted and fit without leaking to the point he exchanged masks with me and then got another mask for me when his wasn't working well for me either. After we got that squared away he checked my buoyancy under water with the weight belt he had put on me and added a bit more weight to tweak me to neutral buoyancy. As soon as I was comfortable with the gear the guide took me under and we swam to and around the reef. We saw a lot of fish, a turtle and he put a sea urchin in my hand so I could experience it up close and personal. He also demonstrated how sensitive sea anemone were to putting your fingers near them where they would instantly retract. It was an interesting tour and the relative freedom that the snuba set up gave me was really cool. I definitely recommend this tour.
Terrific attention to detail and excellent customer service. The trip was really fun as a 1st timer with my 12 year old and wife. Hugh and his staff really went to the extra effort to make sure we were all set and ready for this adventure. Booked in the morning. The beach club after is nice.
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