I'm interested in doing one of the dive experiences in the seas. I currently don't have my diving certification but I would be willing to get it to do the tour that requires it if its a much better experience. So what are the real differences between these two tours?
The Seas Aqua Tour:
Grab your swimsuit and prepare to get wet. Immerse yourself in an awesome "behind-the-seas" adventure exploring The Seas with Nemo & Friends aquarium. Then plunge into the water for a close-up look at the amazing abundance and diversity of the more than 65 species of marine life in this unique coral reef environment.
Duration: 2 1/2 hours with the in-water experience lasting 30 minutes
Cost: $115 per person
Admission includes all gear, refreshments, a T-shirt, and a group photo.
You do not need any special certifications to participate in this program.
Epcot Dive Quest:
Prepare for a totally unique diving experience! The Seas with Nemo & Friends features a 6-million-gallon indoor aquarium with more than 65 species of marine life, including sharks, huge sea turtles, playful eagle rays and schools of colorful tropical fish. With guaranteed calm seas, no current and unlimited visibility, your quest for the dive of a lifetime ends here.
Duration: 3 hours with the in-water experience lasting 40 minutes.
Cost: $150 per guest (includes all gear and a limited-edition T-shirt)
Guests ages 10 and up are welcome to participate and must have a SCUBA certification.
All required equipment is provided, including mask, fins, tank, buoyancy compensator, regulator, weightbelt and a 2.5mm shorty wetsuit. (You may bring your own mask, if preferred.)
From reading the descriptions I can tell that the second is a more in depth dive apparently. Does the first one just have you swimming or do they actually take you under the water to get down with the fish? I guess I just need to know what exactly the differences are between these two tours.