April 8th, 2007
Herewith we officially announce Tuesday, May the 22nd as the kick-off date of our
operations for the summer season 2007.
Well be accepting your bookings starting from Monday, May the 9th.
Our SeaScooterSafari tour is
designed as an underwater safari where participants will skim
around near the surface, experience the feeling of flying over amazing
underwater landscapes and occasionally dive to have a closer look at things
which attract their interest.
This is a purely free-diving activity so no air-tanks will be used
for the regular diving!
Combining the freedom of free-diving with the benefits of using sea-scooters for
propulsion is not only more fun, it is also more safe than SCUBA diving as it does not expose
the diver to some of the risks and limitations
of the later like e.g.:
- The limitation on the total diving time imposed by the no-decompression
rule in recreational diving
- The limitation on the ascend speed necessary to avoid decompression
- The limitation on the freedom of movement imposed by the typical
diving pattern which consists of a single descend followed by bottom time at
relatively constant depth, followed by a single ascend.
In contrast to the above restrictions inherent to SCUBA, a free-diver
can dive as long, as deep and as many times as he wants. As he is not
inhaling compressed air from the tank, he is not exposed to the risk of decompression sickness, his mind
is totally free to fully enjoy his underwater experience. The combination of the
freedom of free-diving with the sea-scooter as a means of propulsion
results in speed, range, depth, fun and safety unattainable by
recreational SCUBA diving and gives the diver a sensation of flying
Despite the free-diving nature of the tour, each participant will
nevertheless be equipped with a small
pony tank as an
emergency air supply. Making unnecessary use of this emergency air supply
(like e.g. to reach greater depths or to stay submerged longer) will
be strictly prohibited.
Upon arrival at our basis, all participants will be given thorough instructions on equipment
use, ear equalizing techniques and correct response to possible emergency situations.
Although the whole tour is designed with safety very much in mind, we have nevertheless taken all precautionary measures
in case an emergency situation should still emerge. A rescue-boat equipped with emergency oxygen and a
PADI certified SCUBA rescue-diver onboard will accompany the participants
throughout the safari. Besides, our
basis is equipped with a first-aid kit containing all medicine
for cases of minor injuries (e.g. after contact with sharp rocks, sea urchin,
venemous fish etc) and conditions like sun-burn, sea-sickness, hang-over,
headache and pain.
Besides we require all participants to fill out a medical
questionnaire to make sure that all participants are physically and
As is the case with SCUBA diving, each participant is also
required to sign a liability-waiver.
brochures are available in five languages English, German, Dutch, Russian and
The instructions before the safari are given in English,
German, Russian and Turkish.
The underwater tour-guides and the emergency rescue diver who will be
accompanying the participants speak English, German and Turkish.
package contains the following elements:
- On-land instructions
- Shallow-water exercises under the supervision of a PADI-Divemaster
- Use of
equipment consisting of:
- exposure-suit (wet-suit)
- emergency air tank (so called pony tank)
- pony-tank harness
- weight-belt and weights
- emergency whistle
- Supervision of 2 underwater-guides
- Presence of an emergency boat with a SCUBA rescue-diver onboard
photo & video services are also available and can be ordered extra.
The tours will last approximately five hours and will take place three times a day, 7 days a
week resulting in 21 slots per week.
Tour operators and incoming agencies who would like to reserve an
exclusive slot for their clients,
are kindly ask to get in touch with us using the contact information given
Looking forward to working together in what will hopefully be a successful
season for us all.