An amazing underwater
experience for £60.00pp

What is SeaTREK®?

SeaTREK® is an amazing underwater experience that lets you come face to face with some of our most spectacular marine creatures right inside our ocean tank.

No previous diving experience is required and the experience is fully supervised by a trained professional who will ensure you always have the best possible experience.  SeaTREK® runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  

 

 

You’ll enjoy the unique opportunity to climb down into a vast watery habitat filled with giant sea turtles, rays, hundreds of fish and even sharks. You won’t need any previous diving experience and you won’t even get your hair wet as you descend to the depths of the Sea Life Centre’s huge marine tank. Along with a wetsuit you’ll be wearing a custom-made ‘breathe-easy’ helmet designed to let you breathe completely naturally as you explore the wildlife around you.

All your equipment and full training on what to expect will be provided on the day, just bring swimwear and a towel and prepare to meet some stunning marine life. This is currently the only Sea Bed Walk of its kind in Europe, and an amazing experience for anyone interested in coming face to face with beautiful wildlife.

What's Included? Entry into the Centre Experience a magical 10 minute walk among fabulous marine life Receive a full safety briefing from trained SeaTREK® staff before your descent Anyone over the age of eight can make a Sea Bed Walk as no previous diving experience is necessary. You will receive all the necessary training and safety instruction before being fitted with the ‘breathe-easy’ helmet and enjoying 10 magical minutes under the water.

Take a swimming costume to wear under your wetsuit and a towel for drying off afterwards. All tours are led by trained SeaTREK® professionals and you should allow 1 hour to complete the experience.

How to Book

ONLINE

Vouchers can be purchased online now.

Once purchased you will need to call us on 0871 221 2483 to book your experience.

 

BY TELEPHONE

To book by telephone please call 0871 221 2483.

 

Please note:

Booking must be made for use before the end of September 2017.



 

 

On the Day Price ONLINE PRICE Saving
SeaTREK® PLUS free entry to the attraction £60.00pp £60.00pp
Annual pass holders £45.00pp N/A
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Important Information

To ensure that you have a great experience, please review the following information

Medical Terms & Conditions

All you need to bring is a towel and swim wear

You will need to complete a liability release form** which you can download, complete and bring with you when you arrive at the attraction.

Participants must be at least 8 years of age

Please make sure you arrive in good time for your dive

Prescription glasses and contact lenses are allowed

You can now buy vouchers online but they must be redeemed through the contact centre by calling 0871 221 2483.

** A fully written 'no' or 'yes' is required for each question. If the answer is yes, it does not necessarily exclude you from Sea Trek but you must have the form signed and stamped by a doctor before participation. Please email seatrek@sealifemanchester.co.uk or call 0871 221 2483 with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What sort of experience is required to try SeaTREK®?

A. Can you walk? Can you breathe? That's all you need to be able to have the experience of a lifetime with SeaTREK®. SeaTREK® was purposely developed for those who would like to safely explore underwater without the investment of precious holiday time in specialist training.

Q. Are there any age restrictions?

A. It is available from the age of 8 upwards and if you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian's consent. Once you have completed the medical form you can SeaTREK®.

Q. How long is the SeaTREK® experience?

A. The entire SeaTREK® adventure is conducted in approximately one hour, including orientation and approximately 10 minutes of underwater exploring.

Q. How safe is SeaTREK®?

A. Safety is our number one top priority. Some noteworthy safety features of the SeaTREK® Helmet Diving System include: 3 times the amount of air needed for normal breathing is delivered to the helmet; Sub Sea Systems have conducted over 1 million incident-free experiences to date; all tours are led by trained SeaTREK® professionals; to further enhance the safety aspect of the experience, SeaTREK® is conducted in depths of less than thirty feet. Six safety measures to prevent fails in air supply.

Q. How do you breathe and is it difficult?

A. Breathing in a SeaTREK® diving helmet is no different from how you breathe every day. The air is clean breathable air from our specialised compressors and you have three times as much as you need.

Q. What do I need to bring?

A. Swimwear and a towel is all you need, everything else including wet suit and shoes will be provided to you on site giving added comfort and protection.

Q. What if I become uncomfortable below the surface?

A. Our primary goal is to see that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our certified SeaTREK® divers are always nearby and your air supply is constantly monitored by our surface attendant. This activity is conducted at your level of comfort. If you do wish to stop at any time this is fine and we can exit you safely without fuss.

Q. Will there be a guide while I'm diving?

A. Always - but not just a guide - a thoroughly trained and certified professional diver, there are always two divers and a surface attendant, all of whom have first aid certificates, current medicals and are fully qualified for sea trek systems.

Q. What about the pressure build-up in my ears?

A. Equalising is done the same way you would on an airplane. You can yawn, swallow, and easily reach inside your Sea Trek helmet to equalise pressure changes at various depths. This will all be demonstrated in the safety video.

Q. Can I wear my prescription glasses with the SeaTREK® helmet on?

A. Yes, you can wear your prescription glasses and contact lenses. We only ask you remove any jewellery (a tight fitting wedding band is OK) in case it comes off in the tank, we want to ensure our animals don’t ingest it and become ill.

Q. Can I participate in SeaTREK® if I'm pregnant?

A. If you are in your first trimester of pregnancy, and have no other health related concerns, you may participate in Sea Trek.

Q. My friend wants to watch me do SeaTREK® through the viewing window. Do they need to buy tickets to the attraction?

A. Yes, if your friend has not booked to participate in a SeaTREK® then they need to buy a ticket to enter the attraction and watch you participate. Once they are inside they are welcome to take pictures of you doing your SeaTREK® - just remember to switch the flash off your camera as it can harm our creatures.

Q. Can I touch the animals during SeaTREK®?

A. No, if we keep our hands to ourselves we can make sure it's not stressful for the animals and they will come much closer so you can really make the most of your experience.

Q. Can I bring my own underwater camera?

A. No, unfortunately Ernie likes to bite shiny new objects and we have our own high quality underwater camera to take photos for you that will be available to buy after your experience.

Q. Can I hear anything in the helmet?

A. No so we use basic hand signals to communicate underwater, however there is a loud hissing sound from the air coming into your helmet so people that are particularly sensitive to sound may prefer to bring small earplugs.

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Behind the Scenes Tour

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Behind the Scenes Tour

Want to delve deeper into marine life at SEA LIFE Manchester? You’ll get the lowdown on our Behind the Scenes Tour!

SeaTREK® Underwater proposal

Make the perfect romantic gesture by proposing to your loved one within a beautiful marine setting right in our Ocean Tank! Our expert divers will help you deliver the ultimate underwater surprise!

SeaTREK® Underwater proposal

Make the perfect romantic gesture by proposing to your loved one within a beautiful marine setting right in our Ocean Tank! Our expert divers will help you deliver the ultimate underwater surprise!

Turtle Feeding Experience

Come and feed Ernie the green sea turtle, SEA LIFE Manchester’s friendliest and hungriest resident, in our magnificent tropical ocean display.

Turtle Feeding Experience

Come and feed Ernie the green sea turtle, SEA LIFE Manchester’s friendliest and hungriest resident, in our magnificent tropical ocean display.