Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Universal Studios/Sea World > Sea World / Discovery Cove
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
Debs Hill
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: England
Posts: 2,101

sea venture at discovery cove...

I guys.....would love to hear from anyone who has done this, what was it like, was it worth the extra money..... how long does it take? Any photos would be great!!
Debsx
Debs Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
sunshineNJ
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,788

I would also like to know this.
sunshineNJ is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-03-2012, 05:49 AM   #3
Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina
DIS Veteran
 
Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Canada, Eh!
Posts: 6,725

I haven't done SeaVenture, but there's a pretty detailed review with photos here:

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2011/0...do-theme-park/

I must admit, after reading this review, I am almost tempted to add this experience to our upcoming DC day on August 29th!!
__________________
Gina and her two guys ...conquering awesome Orlando, one offsite attraction at a time!

Jan. 2009....onsite at POR: all 4 Disney Parks
Jan. 2012....offsite on I-Drive: Universal Studios, IOA, SeaWorld, & Discovery Cove
Aug. 2012...Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa: Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and more
Dec. 2012...onsite at SW! Christmas week at SeaWorld, Aquatica, Gatorland, airboats, & holiday fun
**Christmas 2012 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3041415
Aug. 2013....Sheraton Vistana Resort: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Cocoa Beach & more! **August 2013 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3167818

Aug. 2014.....SVR, SW, DC, AQ, TL, Daytona & MORE! **August 2014 Trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51863899


Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
chabs
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,074

We were at DC this past Sunday and after seeing what the SeaVenture actually was, we decided against it. It takes place in a very small space at the edge of the reef. It is basically people walking along the bottom of the floor at the grand reef with a breathing apparatus helmet on. They don't get to see anything different than what you would see snorkeling in the reef because it takes place in the same pool. It must not be very popular because we didn't see many people taking tours while we were there. To me, it looked annoying and time consuming because the group that we did see go down took forever to get into the water and get moving because all of the helmets that they were wearing are teathered together to the same air thing that floats above them. Just my 2 cents. If you were on the fence about doing it, I would wait until you get there to book because you can see the whole adventure from the grand reef or the platform above and decide for yourself before you spend the money.
__________________
chabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
brinkley07
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 67

We did SeaVenture when it opened last year. I loved the experience and had a great time. It starts with an informative session on how to use the Snuba gear, signals to the staff in case you panic, and how everyone can communicate underwater. They then get everyone into a helmet and underwater one at a time. The helmets are about 75lbs and so they get you on a ladder with a staff member and slowly get you in the water lowering the helmet onto you as you are on the ladder so you don't feel the weight. The staff underwater with you has a board that they tell you what each fish is or info on what you are looking at. They also keep checking that everyone is ok with either hand signals or the board. It was a fun experience and we loved it, but I'm not sure I would do it again. We did get a much closer look at the sharks and all of the sea life in the reef then with just swimming in the reef. I am happy we did it though and would definitely recommend trying it while you are there.
brinkley07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.