Greg Hartley runs daily helmet diving trips from Heritage Wharf at the Royal Naval Dockyard. His 40 ft. dive boat, the Rainbow Runner, has a spacious cabin, bathroom, changing room and shower. It also has a glass-bottomed hull so divers can get an enticing preview of the marine life they will see.
The whole trip typically lasts 3½ hours with 30 minutes spent underwater. It may come as a bit of a surprise to most, but Greg has actually made friends with much of the marine life that divers will see. Whilst underwater, divers have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of being introduced formerly to a fish such as Oliver the Grey Snapper or Charles the Hogfish.
Reasonably priced snacks are available onboard and complimentary fruit drinks are provided. If the water temperature drops below 80 F, wetsuits and free hot chocolate are given to the divers. Undersea portraits are also available.
Divers must be aged 5 years and older and should bring a towel and bathing suit. Reservations are required.