• On Mar 30, 2018
    Brad from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Has anyone gone on a snorkeling adventure? My two younger children, 6 & 9, are not the best swimmers? Do they provide life jackets, how deep is the water? What do you recommend?

    Hi Brad!

    Although I have never been on the Epcot Seas Adventures - Aqua Tour, it is definitely on my list of adventures at the Walt Disney World Resort that I want to experience!  Unfortunately, guests must be eight years of age or older, so your youngest would not be able to participate just yet.  Also, a paying adult must accompany guests under the age of 12.  

    Luckily, they provide all of the equipment that you will need--just bring a bathing suit!  You will be using a scuba-assisted snorkel device, which allows you to breathe air from a tank instead of using a classic stick snorkel.  Although you will not have a traditional life jacket, you will have your own oxygen tank and a buoyancy compensator, which will keep you afloat.  The water is about 25 feet deep, but you will not be permitted to dive.  The buoyancy compensator will keep you at the surface.  

    I think that this adventure is an amazing learning opportunity and a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but breathing underwater can be a bit scary, even for experienced swimmers.  If you think that everyone in your party will be able to use the scuba-assisted snorkel, then I think it would be so much fun!  That being said, if swimming and breathing underwater are a concern, I would probably suggest waiting.  Don't forget to check out the other amazing Nature Experiences in the Enchanting Extras Collection

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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