Underwater Scooters – A Novel Way to Explore the Ocean

Things to Do — By kelowitt on April 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

There’s this amazing company called B.O.S.S. that takes guests on underwater scooter expeditions in St. Thomas.

If you’ve never heard of BOSS before, it stands for “Breathing Observation Submersible Scooter,” and is a unique way for those without diving or swimming experience to view the underwater wonders of the island. Each machine looks a bit like a land-based scooter, but includes a domed headpiece that seals tight around the head to prevent water entering. A tank attached to the scooter provides continuous oxygen, and the scooters are motorized so no swimming is required.

Tours depart from the Crown Bay marina and visitors are taken by boat to a dive site, then accompanied by professional divers who point out undersea life. 3 1/2 hour tours also include a snorkeling component, and the boat has restrooms, freshwater showers, restrooms, and shaded lounge areas. Minimum age for kids is 10 years old and 4 feet tall.

If you are cruising on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Carnival or Norwegian Cruise Line, you have to book your excursion through the cruise excursion desk. All other visitors can call BOSS at (340) 777-3549.


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