Sea Trek (diving system)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sea Trek
UsesUnderwater helmet diving walking tour.
ManufacturerSub Sea Systems, Inc.
Related itemsSnuba

In 1999 Sub Sea Systems, Inc., introduced Sea Trek, a recreational underwater helmet diving system.

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 non-swimmers in case of emergency.[citation needed]

Air can be provided from one of three options:[1]

  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:[1]

  • 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 Underwater Wheelchair[edit]

In 2015, Sea Trek operator Native Diving Lanzarote in Spain added a modified wheelchair utilized to take guests with limited or no use of their legs on an underwater tour. Sub Sea Systems was inspired by this and developed a custom underwater wheelchair specifically designed to be used with the Sea Trek system. This program is called Adapted Sea Trek and will be available at multiple locations worldwide.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff. "Equipment options". SeaTrek Helmet Diving. Sub Sea Systems, Inc. Retrieved 23 January 2017.