Glad to be back, I grabbed the chance to catch up with Christian and Elise, an unusual
duo, that strangely works! Christian half Scot, half German, initially a commercial diver has lived in the Middle East and Asia most of his life. Elise, who is originally from Holland but also grew up as an ex-pat in the Middle East, and Asia and even lived in Cyprus; has had a long career in the IT field all over Europe, she moved back to Cyprus 5 years ago. Together they’re an awesome team, Elise doing all the bookings and admin and Chris heading up the diving team …
Almost by accident, after meeting Elise in Cyprus in early 2022, they met Gill through Elise’s daughter and learned that he was selling his business, so naturally, they jumped at the chance and invested their life savings, and the enthusiasm shows through coz, they’re putting their whole heart into it; A really good move I’d say coz it’s a totally unique business as the only other place you can do this is in Mexico!
When they invited me for a chat and told me to bring my shorts … next thing you know I was walking on the sea floor with a 1920’s style helmet on. It was my third time, and I loved it as much as the first and the second … It’s so cool!
Serenity at Trinity
Based at the beautiful, tranquil, Trinity Beach in the Ayia Triada area of Protaras, this adventure sport is totally unique in Europe! It’s an undersea adventure like no other, and trust me, it’s an ‘under the sea’ excursion you just have to experience at least once! Check out this Video
Kitted up in wet suits and fitted with surface-supplied helmets accompanied by fully trained professionals, you step down into the crystal clear calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by marine life. Walking comfortably on the sand to a depth of about 3 or 4 metres, or about 10 to 12 feet in English, where you’ll be able to feed the fish and enjoy a unique experience that’s suitable for the whole family. Activity underwater lasts about 30 minutes.
What’s On Crew
In fact, I met the original owner Gill when he launched Undersea Adventures in Protaras back in 2002 and I loved the idea so much we took the whole What’s On crew to give it a go and let me just say, it was so much fun, a memory I’ll treasure forever, and I even bought the T-Shirt.
You can’t swim?
No, problem! … No lessons or swimming abilities are required. The helmets are very easy to deal with and you can even wear your glasses and adjust them or just scratch your nose while under the water, it’s weird lol … oh and btw, in case you think you’re too old, John and the crew once had the pleasure to guide an 86-year-old lady, that’d had two hip replacements, absolutely amazing, so no excuses!!!
John’s a Diving Instructor, and a Scouser, and Paul is from Yorkshire and most of the multilingual crew have been together for 7 years now and they’ll safely and expertly guide you from start to finish. They are all experienced divers and coincidently all mechanics, Christian laughed when he said: “so we can fix all our own stuff, servicing and sanitizing all the wet suits and equipment every excursion”.
Naturally, you’ll get a chance to get some unique underwater photos and videos, coz they’ll video your ‘Under the Sea’ adventure and hand you a GoPro and then send it all to you digitally, so you can treasure your day forever … Their prime goal is to get 100% smiling faces and tbh, they always do!
Bobs … aka Undersea Scooters
They also have a 007 Experience … That’s 4 Bobs, which have individual air tanks attached to your underwater scooter. The unique European experience lasts for about 30 minutes, after a quick briefing on how to operate the Bobs, which is actually really easy, your guides will lead you on an underwater exploration, collecting different things for you to see along the way. You can even link up with your friends while they’re enjoying their helmet-dive experience … Brilliant!
Wet suits and underwater walking shoes are provided, but we recommend you take a towel, sun cream and water. Transportation from your hotel is all part of this first-class service and a truly original adventure for all the family! … Check out their Facebook Videos here.
Age and Height Limits
Age 6 plus
Minimum Height: 1.2 metres
Minimum shoulder width is 32cm
Age 13 plus
Minimum Height: 1.4 metres
Adult: € 49.00
Child: € 39.00
Underwater Bob Scooters
All ages 13 plus € 69.00
Minimum age is 13 years
Minimum height 1.4 mtr
Max weight 150 kg
The crew welcome big families and groups and if you mention What’s On they’ll give you all a discount and some nice surprises 😉
Most of my recommendations are based on firsthand experience and this is one that I’ll urge you immensely to give a try … need more convincing?, check out their certificate of excellence and reviews on Trip Advisor, due to current insurance restrictions spectators are not allowed on the pontoon.
Open long summer season
The crew have a 9 Seat Bus to pick you up and return you to your accommodation … transfers are available @ €5 per person. To book, or for more information, call them on … Tel: 0035799563506
They are based behind the fishing shelter on Trinity Beach in Ayia Triada, Paralimni. Turn off the roundabout towards the sea, bear right and take the next left to the fishing shelter, you’ll see the platform on the far right … stay left at the fishing shelter and they’ll pick you up and take you to their platform … Click on the google map icon below …
GPS: 35.051400, 34.023608
A Unique Under Sea Adventure!