Sea walking in the Mediterranean with Under sea Adventures

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I was in Cyprus last week {I’m not even sorry for the holiday spam!} and what a week we had! We arrived quite late on Wednesday evening and even though it had been a long day travelling, we had to be up bright and early the next morning for a spot of sea walking with the guys at UnderSea Adventures

The skies could not have been bluer for our first full day in Cyprus and better still? One of the co-owners of Undersea adventures very kindly came to pick us up. When you book an activity with them, this is part of their amazing service; to be picked up from wherever you are staying & you will also be dropped off home again. How is that for service!

They are based over on Agia Triada Harbour {Trinity Beach} in Protaras, Paralimni and as we walked along the stunning harbour, the realisation of the activity was beginning to dawn on me. I am one of those people who are like, “YEAH! Let’s do this!” and then as we’re about to do it I’m thinking to myself “What have I done!?”. And as we stepped onto the motorboat to be taken out to the floating island where we would be getting ready for our seawalking activity, the nerves really started to kick in. But it turns out, I had absolutely nothing to worry about. 

Undersea adventures, Protaras

Undersea adventures, Protaras

Undersea adventures, Protaras

Undersea adventures, Protaras

We were given wetsuits to get into, I brought my own aqua shoes, although they can be provided as well. The guys who would be looking after us under the water had a real gift for making us all feel at ease. Kudos to them! We got a safety brief and made sure we knew what to do {with hand signals} to communicate under the water and if, in the unlikely event, anyone came under any distress. They also gave us an idea of what we could hope to see when we were down there and we would also get the chance to feed some fish. 

Undersea adventures, Protaras

We would be wearing a metal helmet {like those old-style ones you see in the movies}, under the water, that has a constant supply of oxygen flowing into it {the tube is attached to the floating island on the surface and someone is always up there to make sure everything is working effectively}. The helmets, on land, are pretty heavy but once you get into the water, they are weightless. It’s such a strange feeling, but incredibly cool. The helmets are put on you when you are a few rungs down the ladder into the water, so the weight is only felt for a moment. 

We were asked, once the helmet was on to climb down the ladder, slowly. This was to help our ears adjust to being underneath the surface of the water. I thought I would be a little panicky by just wearing a helmet under the water, but it turns out I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Breathing easily was fine.

We were informed if we took a deep breath, then water would rise in our helmet, but it would never go passed our chins. Then once we breathed out, the water level would go down, again. I took a few deep breathes to test it out and not once did the water pass my chin. You are also able to place your hand into your helmet to pinch your nose to help your ears pop if required. 

Things to do in Cyprus

Under the water was INCREDIBLE! Honestly, it is a completely different world under there and even though we were only around 10ft beneath the surface, it was just the most unbelievable experience. 

We got handed some bread to feed to the fish, as well as getting to hold some starfish and we even spotted a seahorse, too. All the while, our instructor was snapping photos and taking a video, as well. All available to buy on a flashdrive after your activity finished. 

Things to do in Cyprus

The amazing thing about this activity is that is for everyone! It doesn’t matter if you are 6yrs old or 80yrs old – because this activity is fun for all ages. For adults, it will cost 47 euros and for a child, it will cost 37 euros. This is such a great price for what you get. Which are professional and qualified instructors, a safety brief and wetsuits/aqua shoes provided, 30 minutes beneath the surface which includes feeding fish and having a walk around to see what you can spot while you’re under there. All you are asked to bring is suncream, swimwear & a towel. 

Things to do in Cyprus

I took my own action camera down there and captured some footage {which you can see in the video below} it was my first-time {literally} using this camera, so looking back on my footage, it’s clear I need to pay more attention to my aim {and possibly removing or correcting the date stamp!}. But overall, I captured some amazing stuff. If anything, it makes for an amazing keepsake for our time sea walking, in the Meditteranean with the amazing UnderSea Adventures team! 

Thanks so much for having us guys, it was truly an unforgettable experience! 

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Watersports in Cyprus

Disclosure: We were kindly gifted this experience in return for a full and honest review. All photos, thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. 06/06/2018 / 12:52 PM

    Not jealous at all. This looks amazing and something I have been meaning to do for a long time. My dream would be to go scuba diving one day. It doesnt have to be somewhere fancy. Even in the Mediterranean Sea will do.

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