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Hartley's Undersea Walk

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Ireland Island, Bermuda
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About Hartley's Undersea Walk
Shallow water helmet diving tours were first started, world wide, by Bronson Hartley in 1947. His youngest son, Greg follows in the original fish whisperer's foot steps, by conducting undersea walks departing from Dockyard in Bermuda. Custom dive boat leaves from next to the floating bar/watering hole Calico Jacks, by Heritage Wharf. Just walk smile and breathe. Witness, interact and experience the tropical marine world, only 11 feet down, on the sandy sea bed. Memorialize your experience by getting photos while holding Leroy the Grey Snapper. While your head stays completely dry. Glasses, contacts, make-up, all fine.
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Exploring the underwater world of Bermuda is made easy with the use of a Harley diving helmet. Transport to the reef is provided aboard a fully equipped glass-bottom boat, with ladder access to the seawalk. Your guide provides a safety briefing before the interactive activity and points out a variety of fish while you stroll along the seafloor. It’s simpler than snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Tam wrote a review 7 Sep
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We had an incredible experience which was just magical for our family. I live on Island and can honestly say in my 40 plus years in Bermuda this is my favorite experience of all. The experience opens your mind up to another world and allows you to have close encounters with a variety of sea creates which is just amazing.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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gfuller666 wrote a review Aug 2021
Laurel, Maryland50 contributions12 helpful votes
Make this your #1 activity in Bermuda! This was am AMAZING experience & the highlight of our week in Bermuda. Captain Greg Hartley is as entertaining as the incredible Helmet Dive & you will have a lot of fun & learn a lot about the sea life you will see on your dive. We will do this dive every time we go to Bermuda ! Put this at the top of your Bucket List !
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Dulmage wrote a review Aug 2021
Ottawa, Canada7 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I joined Greg, Ben and several other guests a few weeks ago and had an incredible experience! We have had the good fortune of enjoying many unique and memorable experiences around the world and helmet diving was absolutely one to remember. First off be assured that you will feel 100% safe with the dive site located in warm, calm waters close enough to shore to reassure those insecure with the sea. Greg does an excellent job with a pre dive education and introduction session, further providing an additional layer of assurance. For the dive itself, it’s super easy and not at all uncomfortable. While it takes a second or 2 to clear your ears once you’ve descended to the bottom of the reef (in our case 16 feet during high tide), there is no discomfort (or I’m my case claustrophobic feelings). Once you’re down the ladder, the experience takes off as you take in the numerous fish, coral and even an incredibly beautiful Moray eel coming by to say hello! With at least 45 minutes below the ocean, we had ample time to experience the incredible serenity and beauty of the reef. I can’t stress enough how unique, peaceful and inspiring this experience was! On a final note….As tourists we felt privileged to enjoy not only our dive, but the Island itself in relative isolation. However we recognize that this isolation comes as a result of very difficult circumstances for many tour operators, taxi drivers, servers and small business owners like Greg. Regardless of where you find yourself, take the time to perhaps be more adventurous and generous than you might otherwise be inclined as so many in the travel and tourism industry are finding things very trying at the moment.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Greg H, Owner at Hartley's Undersea Walk
Responded 3 weeks ago
Wow, Dulmage! What a thorough review. Flotsam missed one dive the day before yesterday, but showed for the single dive we had yesterday. He is so awesome because fun is perceived danger willingly approached. Eels have a reputation, so many are afraid of them (The Deep). This makes interacting with them a thrill. Thanks also for visiting Bermuda, in such trying times. We will see you again, when circumstances permit
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george629 wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York16 contributions
Leave your apprehensions at the dock and treat yourself to a unique marine experience with Greg Hartley and if you’re lucky… his son Ben whose unique perspective as a young Bermudian is a welcome contrast to his dad’s infectious enthusiasm.
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gehanlon wrote a review Aug 2021
Exmore, Virginia14 contributions4 helpful votes
My 14 year old granddaughter and I spent an hour underwater with Greg and some very friendly ocean creatures. It was like Reef 101 in college. We were introduced to many species. We both loved it!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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