Mississippi Aquarium launches SeaTREK underwater experience 


GULFPORT, MS – On Friday, November 27, the Mississippi Aquarium will launch its highly anticipated SeaTREK experience. SeaTREK is a helmet diving experience that allows guests to become one with the Aquarium’s main Oceans Habitat while in a near zero-gravity diving system. SeaTREK is open for guests ages 10 and up and is available to non-swimmers. Participants will get up close and personal with fish, sharks, rays and much more.

“We are excited to launch the SeaTREK experience,” said Jeff Gibula, Mississippi Aquarium Director of Facility Operations. “This experience allows guests the unique opportunity to experience marine life up close, in our main habitat.”

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The SeaTREK experience at Mississippi Aquarium is approximately 20 minutes underwater. The SeaTREK experience will require a general admission ticket plus an experience ticket. SeaTREK experiences are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Friday, November 27. The SeaTREK experience requires an additional fee and must be booked in advance via our website. 

About SeaTREK

SeaTREK is the world’s largest guided helmet diving program, with locations on 5 continents in 27 countries. Using specialized SeaTREK diving helmets, multi-generations of participants can walk underwater on a fully guided tour. Participants do not need to know how to swim, hair and face remain dry, and guests can even wear prescription glasses or contact lenses. 

About Mississippi Aquarium

Mississippi Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a premier institution delivering an awe-inspiring experience that supports animal research and conservation. Mississippi Aquarium is committed to animal welfare and the majesty of the gulf and beyond. The Aquarium sits on 5.8-acres and contains over 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits connected by landscaped walkways with plants that represent all the physiographic regions of Mississippi. For more visit msaquarium.org 

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Toni started at WXXV News 25 in December of 2013, just three months after the news was launched. She has served as Assignment Editor, anchored for nearly two years, worked as a reporter for several years and hosted Coastal Connections for more than four years. Toni graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern Mississippi where she was editor of the Student Printz. She then did an internship on Capitol Hill, working for a U.S. Senator, then returned to Mississippi as a reporter at WDAM in Hattiesburg. After that, she moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, working as a reporter for FOX 25 in Biloxi, then crossing city lines to work at WLOX-TV news in Biloxi, starting out as a producer, then working as a photographer, reporter, weekend assignment editor and weekend anchor. She was among the station team that won the Edward Murrow and Peabody awards for coverage during Hurricane Katrina. Toni moved to the Lone Star State where she worked as the morning and noon anchor, investigative reporter and live shot reporter for KZTV Action 10 News, then KRIS TV News in Corpus Christi, Texas. Toni moved back to the Magnolia State to be with and take care of her family, working as a multi-media journalist and fill-in anchor at WDBD Fox 40 news in Jackson. After almost completing a second degree in filmmaking at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, Toni transitioned back to news at News 25. Toni is blessed to have a wonderful support network of close family, friends and mentors, and she hopes to pay it forward. She has a three-legged chiweenie named Rocky Balboa because of his fighting spirit. She loves writing and has completed a novel that has been adapted into a screenplay, and has just finished another screenplay called "Delta Rose." She's currently working on a new legal thriller called "Fall From Grace." Stay tuned....