Sea Trek (diving system)
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|Uses||Underwater helmet diving walking tour.|
|Manufacturer||Sub Sea Systems, Inc.|
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.
Air can be provided from one of three options:
- Surface supply from an electrically driven compressor system with backup supply from high pressure cylinders via a floating manifold, through 60 ft buoyant hoses.
- Self contained high pressure cylinder carried by the diver on a stainless steel backplate (scuba system),
- 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:
- 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 Adds Underwater Wheelchair
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 Sea TREK 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 Sea TREK locations worldwide.
- Staff. "Equipment options". SeaTrek Helmet Diving. Sub Sea Systems, Inc. Retrieved 23 January 2017.