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- Round trip transportation from your cruise ship terminal in Nassau, Bahamas!
- Air conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
- English speaking certified guides!
- Complimentary bottled water!
- Fun and safe, supervision throughout the activity!
- Snorkel set including: Varied sized fins, sanitized snorkel, silicone mask, and vest!
- Explore underwater on personal Mini Submarine SUB, James Bond style!
Drive underwater on a mini-SUB submarine sea scooter! Easy and family friendly. Glide around eye to eye with the fish of Nassau!
The fun shore excursion from Nassau Bahamas begins right outside your cruise terminal where the mini submarine scooter excursion guide and transportation will be waiting for you. The drive to the dive center is about 35 minute to the western end of the island. The friendly staff will get you checked in and on the boat. The morning boat leaves at 09:30 AM and the afternoon at 12:30 PM. Please see the pricing for the observer rate for those who just want to watch from the boat.
The site where you will do the SUB Mini Submarines is not far. As you travel to the reef site, the guides will go over the mini sub, instructions and safety information. The mini-SUB itself looks like mechanical seahorse that you sit on. Your head fits under a large observation bubble where the air is pumped in continuously. Small groups will go down together. There is a float attached to the top to control the depth - 10-15f deep is max. You will maneuver around by steering them.
The diver/guide will be beside you the whole time and point out some of the cool marine life swimming around. You will have no problem seeing as the bubble allows panoramic viewing and you may wear prescription glasses or contacts with no problems. Do not forget your underwater camera! There is a professional staff photographer that will be snapping shots throughout the excursion just in case that can be viewed at the dive center afterwards.
Your drive on the mini SUB submarine is about 30 minutes. When your group finishes, the guide will lead you back to the boat. You may choose to relax, have a bottle of water or use the snorkel gear that is provided.
Your dive boat will take you back to the dive center where the transportation is waiting to return you to your Nassau cruise terminal. The transportation leaves the dive center with the morning group between 01:00-02:00 PM and the after group between 05:00-05:45 PM.
Wet suits are not included but may be rented at an extra cost of $12.00 usd at the dive shop. The boat has a variety of equipment sizes, fins available sizes 3/4 to 11/13 but you may bring your own gear if you would like.
Many photo credits to Stuart Cove's and Fin Photo - reprinted with their permission.
Note: beginning Jan. 1, 2015 there is an additional 7.5% Bahamian tax on the balance amount that needs to be paid directly to the operator.
Very, Very Cool
My friends and I did this underwater scooter just recently. We had a blast and loved it! I wasn't sure about taking my underwater camera, but glad I did. You have complete movement of your hands the whole time, while your head stays dry. We could have done this all afternoon! For anyone who would like to try something totally different and fun, this is it!
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Can't wait to do this again
This was such a fun shore excursion that we already know that we will do this again when we come back. These are pretty slick little machines that allow you to keep your whole head dry.....but you are under the water. All you do is sit down and putt putt around underwater. It was a blast. I am even a little bit claustrophobic and I was still fine. There was a lot of room in the bubble and the sights kept my mind occupied and I did not have time to freak out. Saw some beautiful fish and it was so easy! Just can't say enough about it.
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