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Hartley Helmet Diving in Bermuda

Highlights
  • Explore Bermuda's underwater world wearing a Hartley diving helmet
  • Walk around the soft, sandy ocean floor
  • Specialized helmet allows you to talk and breathe regularly while underwater
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Hartley Helmet Diving in Bermuda
From US$ 100.00
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9:30am DepartureMost Popular
Tour departs at 9:30am
US$ 100.00
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Overview
Explore the underwater world off the coast of Bermuda while wearing a Hartley diving helmet. During this 3.5-hour eco-tour, don the specialized helmet and climb down the ladder of the fully-equipped glass bottom boat, then simply walk around on the ocean floor. Delight in this unusual underwater activity, which is easier than snorkeling or scuba diving and more interactive. Spend 30-40 minutes traipsing around the sea's sandy bottom, getting a close look at the vividly colored coral reefs. Use of all equipment, including wet suits, is included. Hotel pickup and drop-off not included.
What to Expect
Hartley's helmet diving is unique and original to Bermuda. Bronson Hartley, the original 'Fish Whisperer', started the first helmet diving experience in 1947. This undersea walk is unique because you will make friends with the fish, and other marine creatures. The fish know the staff and expect the staff to feed them so they are willing to allow us to touch and hold them, even for photo ops!

Since the helmet is heavy on land, it is able to hold all the air inside of it and you on the bottom. Your confidence and ability to walk is a result of being gently pressed on the sandy sea bed, only 11 feet down. The helmet has shoulder pads and three windows, one big one at the front, and two side windows. With the assistance of a message baton and print on the food jar, marine life is identified and explained. A briefing is held on the 30 minute ride to the reef so your experience ends up being a fun and entertaining biology lesson as well!

Wet suits will be available if the water is below 80 degrees. Depending on the size of the group three may be up to 4 separate dives so that you can receive a personalized experience underwater. Your head will remain totally dry, so you can wear glasses, contacts or make-up. Fresh air is constantly pumped in and you can reach in to clear your ears or scratch your nose.

What inspires and liberates divers the most and creates value in their experience is the open philosophy of the staff. You will enjoy a sensory experience where you will use all your senses to explore, with respect for Bermuda's marine eco-system. You will be awakened to the joy and mystery of life, both under the sea, and all around you.
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Reviewed yesterday
A must try!!!

Last weekend I celebrated a friends birthday by going helmet diving with a group. At first I was a little apprehensive because of course you never know what is going to happen. Let me just say it is one of my best experiences ever. I...More

Thank CoCo174
Reviewed 2 days ago
Being Under Water Was A Great Experience...

Ok - I am Bermudian and have always heard about this Helmet Dive. I was apprehensive about this activity at first because #1 I'm terrified of being underwater and quite frankly I don't like the unknown. To be comfortable I need to be quite informed...More

Thank Ladie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
You HAVE to do this!

One of the most amazing and unique experiences we've ever had. I took 4 children (10 to 16) and they all loved it. Greg is a great host and guide - informative, educational and entertaining (and loves an oxymoron:)). But the dive is sensational. Easy...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
the most amazing experience

Just returned from beautiful Bermuda yesterday and we did the Hartley's helmet dive while we were there. Let me tell you if you want to do something amazing and different from everyone else, DO THIS!! It was so easy and believe me I was full...More

Thank momofallthings2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Must-Do for Your Cruise Visit (or ANY visit) to Bermuda!

Hello! First of all, I'd like to assure all reluctant cruise passengers, even those stopping at Kings Wharf for just a partial day, that you WILL have enough time to enjoy this wonderful, unique experience and still make it back to your ship in plenty...More

2  Thank Nancy N
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Angela J
27 May 2018|
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Response from Angela J |
thank you
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Ellie C
13 May 2018|
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Response from Fred G |
Riders are allowed for half price. The boat has an enclosed cabin to sit in. I'm not aware that it has a glass bottom so you would not see what is going on in the water.
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