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Trip report: EPCOT The Seas

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Jcp2, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Barracuda

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    After the time is up, the divemaster signals by banging on two rocks for us to make a diagonal ascent directly to the activity deck. The rest of the tour proceeds the same as the snorkeling tour, with dolphin research, hot shower, change, and meet outside the locker room. The additional step is that divers proceed to the classroom, where we get either a t-shirt or hat, and then the edited video is shown to us, and there is a chance to purchase if desired. Our video was mostly all footage from our dive, and where I saw the turtle body check me. There was also good footage of divers and their family/friends through the glass. So of course I bought it.
    Then same release protocol as in Aqua Tours. If you had already been in Epcot, the magic band or ticket is scanned and you get back into the public area in the Seas. If not, then you are walked back to the front of the park and proceed from there.
     
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  2. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing all this detail it sounds like you had a great time
     
  3. sportxlh

    sportxlh Solo Diver

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    Thanks for the report. I've done the dive in the living sea at Epcot a couple of times. It's fun. If you want to try a similar, but far more spectacular dive (and more expensive) try the GA Aquarium.
     
  4. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Thnx for posting
     
  5. Must_dash

    Must_dash Angel Fish

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    We did this in April and a fantastic experence to dive with some unusual fish/sharks/rays. The turtle is very interested in YOU and comes to investigate. The 'residents' aren't timid and most will come to see you. Also remember that you are being watched by the audience and are now part of the display.
    Yes it is expensive, but it's not your regular Sunday dive.
    One of my biggest problems was convinving a teenage daughter and her animal rights on swimming with captive animals.
     
  6. Jcp2

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    Dove Epcot again, this time with my daughter. It was a lot of fun for her, only us two and another diver who was originally supposed to dive Fort Lauderdale, but scrubbed because of Dorian.
     
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  7. BrackaFish

    BrackaFish Angel Fish

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    Thank you for the informative report. It was also a very welcome distraction from the weather channel. However it may have also caused me to add another dive to my ever growing bucket list. Oh well, such are the trials of life...
     
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  8. Jcp2

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    The wetsuits run one size smaller. You will be overweighted. Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular. Shark teeth (little ones) can be found on the bottom near the most left restaurant window. The bottom is covered by shell fragments making the search harder. There are non obvious swim throughs that the dive guide will take smaller groups through.
     
  9. TpaDiver

    TpaDiver Angel Fish

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    Thanks for the write-ups! I have been wanting to do this for a long time, my local dive shop has organized trips there several wekends a year, but I think I will go on my own during a weekday.
     

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