Sea Trek (diving system)

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Sea Trek
Uses Shallow guided tours of benign water by untrained toursts
Manufacturer Sub Sea Systens, Inc.
Related items Snuba

In 1999 Sub Sea Systems, Inc., introduced Sea Trek, a recreational underwater helmet diving system. Sub Sea Systems is certified by ship building societies such as Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, and Korean Registry of Shipping.[1]

Current Sea Trek operations vary in depth from 3 to 10 meters. The maximum depth is not a function of the system's ability to provide air supply (operating pressure of 80 p.s.i.), rather a function of what is a safe operating depth for nonswimmers in case of emergency.[citation needed]

Air can be provided from one of three options:[2]

  1. Surface supply from an electrically driven compressor system with backup supply from high pressure cylinders via a floating manifold, through 60 ft buoyant hoses.
  2. Self contained high pressure cylinder carried by the diver on a stainless steel backplate (scuba system),
  3. The "POD" system uses two air cylinders supported by a float at the surface connected to up to two helmets by 20 ft buoyant air lines.

The surface supplied compressor air delivery is controlled by a microprocessor digital control system (A/C & D/C), providing the following primary functions:[2]

  • Independent monitoring of input and output power to each compressor motor
  • Automatic compressor selection and control
  • Emergency tank activation
  • Primary air tank pressure monitoring
  • Downstream system pressure monitoring
  • Low-pressure and power failure alarm (visual and audible).

Sea Trek Systems in Operation[edit]

Sea Trek system is now used as an underwater walking helmet in places like:

  • St Maarten[3]
  • George Town, Grand Cayman[4]
  • Xelha Park, Mexico[5][6]
  • Cozumel - Mexico[7]
  • Carnival Cruise Lines[8]
  • OdySea Aquarium, Scottsdale, Arizona USA[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (26 March 2009). "Sea Trek. Underwater Walking Experience". Press Release. Diamond Springs, California: PRLOG. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Staff. "Equipment options". SeaTrek Helmet Diving. Sub Sea Systems, Inc. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  3. ^ SeaTrek St. Maarten
  4. ^ SeaTrek Cayman: Sea Trek Tour
  5. ^ Dolphin Trek
  6. ^ http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200903/1238108293.html Press Release
  7. ^ Shore Excursioneer: SeaTrek Excursions
  8. ^ Carnival Lines: SeaTrek Shore Excursions
  9. ^ OdySea Aquarium: SeaTrek Helmet Diving