Sea Walk in Andaman
Sea Walk in Andaman
Seawalker is quick, easy, and there’s no need to learn how to use complicated equipment. No
experience is needed, and because you WALK on the smooth, clean sand of the sea floor, it’s perfect for
non-swimmers or anyone else who might not be confident in water! It’s quick – 20 to 30 minutes from
start of guest briefing until finished and back on dry land. It’s easy – no new skills to learn, no swimming,
no equipment to manipulate or get in the way. It’s safe – Guides are always in the water beside you to
ensure it is great for non swimmers or anyone else who is not confident. It’s low stress – no complicated
equipment to use, no water on your face (you can wear glasses or contacts), your makeup stays on and
your hair stays dry! It’s a natural experience on Andaman Sea.
THE FACTS ABOUT SEA WALK
You just breath normally, there is no equipment to operate and no new skills to learn.
You don’t need to be a swimmer.
You can wear your glasses in the helmet.
Total time of the excursion is approx 45 minutes (Under water walk takes about 20 minutes)
The underwater walk is suitable for all people aged from 07 to 55 yrs.
Glasses or contact lenses may be worn during this excursions (you will not get your head wet)
Also possible to organize this excursion for groups of up to 08 participants
The operating hours of the sea walk are between 0900 to 1530 Hrs.
What to bring: swimming costume and a towel.
Private Speed boat transfer to the underwater sea walk platform.
Exclusive Underwater Sea Walk Adventure discovering the rich marine life underwater in the crystal clear blue
water of the lagoon
Personal Guidance both on land and underwater
Photos of your underwater sea walk adventure.
The trip is not recommended for pregnant women.
UNDERWATER SEA WALK EXCURSION
The Underwater Seawalk is one of the most unique attractions that one must experience when visiting Andaman.
It is a true once in a life time experience for all the non divers out there!
Experience the ultimate sensation where time stops, worries fade away and breathing underwater becomes
possible, safe and easy…
Enjoy a safe and fascinating underwater walk on the ocean bed (about 3-4m depth), and witness firsthand the
magnificent marine life of Andaman Sea, the beautiful fauna, corals, and a wide variety of fish, all in their natural
habitat. Qualified experienced guides will accompany you along the course of the Underwater Sea Walk
guaranteeing your maximum safety.
This is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to discover the underwater world from within, and make
your fantasies come true.
The Underwater Sea Walk does not require any knowledge of swimming or diving and you are not even required to
remove your glasses.
The excursion begins with a motorboat transfer from the Water Sports Complex to a platform situated at the
North Bay Island. Upon arrival to the platform you will receive a pre departure briefing on the gear, the local
marine life, on safety procedures and on the underwater walking trail.
Then, with the help of the guide you will go off board the platform to start your underwater walk adventure.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SEA WALK AND AN INTRODUCTORY SCUBA DIVE?
There are quite a few differences between Sea walk and introductory scuba diving. The main difference is the
swimming component. To do an introductory scuba dive, you do need to know how to swim. Although you are
guided by a dive instructor, who holds your hand / links arms with you, you are still swimming around the reef.
Seawalk is actually walking around under the water: you do not need to know how to swim to participate in this,
but you should be comfortable in the water. So, you do get to see more of the reef when you try an introductory
scuba dive, just because you have the freedom to swim around the reef. Seawalking are restricted to seeing what
is alongside (swims alongside) the submerged pathway.
Depth is another difference. Introductory scuba diving goes down to 10m, helmet diving only takes you down to 04
meter. The equipment is, of course, totally different as well. Introductory scuba diving uses scuba diving
equipment (mask, air tank and BCD): helmet diving just uses a helmet, which is always connected to the surface
with an air-supply hose. You can helmet dive and go under the water, without even getting your hair wet!
WHAT’S THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN A SEA WALK AND AN INTRODUCTORY SCUBA DIVE?
No previous experience is needed for either. All of the equipment and briefings are included in the price. A
qualified scuba diving instructor accompanies you under the water at all times, on both activities. There are certain
health conditions which will preclude you from participating in both of these in-water activities (including asthma).
Both allow non-divers to spend time under the water, meeting the fish and exploring the wonders of the Andaman
Sea, giving you an entirely new perspective!
SEA WALK DIVING FAQ
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A helmet with a transparent visor is placed on your head. A special apparatus allows normal breathing under the
water. Life Guards assist in taking you underwater and accompany you throughout the walk to guarantee your
maximum safety. Once there you will experience the undersea world from close and will enjoy walking on the
ocean floor which feels like walking on the moon.
WHAT HAPPENS ON YOUR SEAWALK?
Seawalking is an easy activity to incorporate into your North Bay day tour. Once you have booked it, you are
invited to attend an equipment and safety briefing on board the boat. During this briefing you are shown all of the
equipment and the helmet dive process and procedure is explained to you.
They also show you some basic underwater hand signals that divers use to communicate with each other under
the water. These are very important, as of course, you can’t talk with your dive guide when you are under the
water. During the briefings, you are divided into groups and told what time your Seawalk will take place.
Once you confirm you are OK, you slowly walk deeper into the water and on to the pathway, until you are fully
submerged. The helmet sits comfortably on your shoulders and you can hear the air being pumped into it. The
scuba diver checks you are OK and once everyone is comfortable, you walk along the pathway, following the
instructions of the diver.
It is important to equalize your ears throughout the experience. Although helmet dives are not deep (you do not
go any deeper than 4m under the water) the pressure still builds in your ears. Equalising is easy and explained to
you on the boat.
Each helmet dive is different, but always includes a fish feed. The scuba diver will feed the fish right in front of your
helmet, an amazing experience and way to see the Andaman sea fish, up close and personal. The Seawalk lasts
around 20 – 25 minutes and is completed by walking back up to the pontoon and having your helmet removed.
WHO CAN DO SEAWALK?
Seawalking is open to most people. There are age restrictions, as you need to be large enough for the helmet to fit
properly: you must be over 07 years of age. You also need to be of reasonable health and not suffer from
conditions such as asthma, epilepsy and/or heart conditions. These reasons are for your own health and safety in
the water, so it’s important you are honest when completing the on-board, pre-helmet diving medical
questionnaire. Seawalk is not suitable for pregnant women. Non-swimmers can helmet dive, providing a unique
way to see the Great Barrier Reef!
IS IT SAFE?
Your comfort and safety get full attentions during marine walk event. Sea walker equipment meets international
Professional guides trained and experienced in sea walker action will be happy to accompany you during Sea
walk. You do not need to have swimming skills or diving skills to have sea walking. Starting at age 07 and above can
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Going for the underwater Sea Walk is like going for an underwater tour inside the reef, walking between corals,
seeing variety of fish, and discovering the rich sea life underwater in the crystal clear blue water of the lagoon.
WHAT’S BETTER, AN INTRODUCTORY SCUBA DIVE OR A SEA WALK?
This is a tricky question, to which there is no right or wrong answer. Basically, it all depends on the individual.
Some people will prefer the comfort of walking under the water on a pathway (Seawalk), while others will prefer
the freedom of swimming around the reef with a certified scuba diving instructor. NB: You do get to see more of
the reef on an introductory scuba dive, as you are moving around and can go looking for things. For non-divers,
both are a great way to explore the reef under the water.
CAN I DO A SEA WALK AND SCUBA DIVE?
Yes you can. Both of these activities can be booked together and done separately.
WHAT WILL I SEE DURING A SEA WALK?
It all depends! We can never make promises with exactly what you will see, but, you will definitely see fish and
some corals. If you are lucky, you may even see a turtle or more.
HOW LONG DOES A SEA WALK TAKE ON THE SLOT?
They usually last around 1 hour and can easily be incorporated with other reef day tour activities, including
snorkeling and glass bottom boat tours.
DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM TO SEA WALK?
No. You do not actually swim when helmet diving, you walk along a submerged pathway. However, your entire
body is under the water, so you do need to be comfortable under and in the water to participate in this activity.
HOW DEEP CAN YOU GO ON A SEA WALK?
Helmet diving only goes to approximately 4m under the water. You are connected to the surface at all times with
an air-supply hose. You walk along a submerged pathway.
So come and enjoy the feel the intense pleasure of a sub-marine stroll…
Note: Reservation needed, limited space, and needs to be booked additional to an
entrance ticket to De Palm Island. Minimum age: 8 years old. If you have one of these
CONDITIONS: pregnancy, recent surgery, high blood pressure, epilepsy, seizures and
asthma, a doctor letter is required in order to participate. It is not allowed to consume alcohol before joining this activity.