It is a scoot with a built in dive helmet that allows the operator
to breath freely. It is recommended that operators be certified
divers, but anyone may operate the BOB without being dive certified
if accompanied by a certified diver.
BOB is being used by many sea tour companies for inexperienced
divers to get the most out of the ocean. The Sea Treck is an
oversized dive helmet that allows divers to walk around on the
sea floor up to 15 feet below the surface without even getting
their face wet. The helmet weighs 75 pounds and attaches to
an air compressor, floating overhead, that lets the diver breath
One draw back to the Sea Treck is that you cannot bend down
or your helmet will fill with water. The Sea Treck works just
like an inverted drinking glass that has been submerged in water
with a huge air bubble within it. If heavy helmets donít sound
appealing, then Snuba is the perfect activity.
The Snuba was developed in 1988 as a cross between snorkeling
and scuba diving. Snuba is a dive regulator attached to an air
hose, which is connected to air tanks floating at the surface.
Snuba allows you to enjoy the water with the ease of a snorkel
without the constraints of scuba gear. Snuba is endorsed by
the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, PADI, the
global association of scuba instructors, as a way to initiate
new divers before scuba diving for the first time. If these
underwater experiences seem to be too much, then there are always
submarine tours, such as Atlantis Submarines.
New underwater personal transportation devices are the wave
of the future for exploring the big blue sea, for experienced
divers or anyone just looking for a little underwater adventure.