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It's a double adventure to take my family to the Atlantis Submarines. The whole Hawaiian tour beneath the sea took about 2 hours. I booked the Atlantis Submarine at the Pacific Beach Hotel at Waikiki Beach. There are two submarines: the red submarine and the yellow submarine. There was a trolley that came and pick us up outside our hotel. The trolley went from one hotel to another picking up other passengers of the submarine. We boarded into the Atlantis ship first and then travelled a few miles off shore. The instructions were done while we were cruising enroute to the submarine. The sub took us down to about 120 feet and tour us where the ships sunk. There are artificial reefs (the Atlantis Adventures sank the Carthaginian) to create an artificial reef. This was actually beneficial to marine life and attracted a lot of fish! (white mouth moray eel, milletseed butterflyfish, Hawaiian Dascyllus, bullethead parrotfish, bluestripe snapper, spiny puffer, puramid butterflyfish, pinktail durgon, sleek unicornfish, yellow tang and the sharks! Yes, we saw sharks and turtles. The sharks that we saw are called the whitetip reef shark and the blacktip shark.
Make sure to go to the bathroom first before you get in to the submarine! When you have children, make sure that they got potty! If you are claustrophobic, please don't go! The submarine is too small - looks like you are getting an MRI! It's kind of expensive to waste your money to get into the submarine and back out at the last minute! There were two tourists who backed out as soon as we were boarding the sub!

Don't take pictures with a flash, either. Because the windows are so thick - about three inches, you can't take any pictures at all because the flash will just bounce back! Take a picture without a flash instead.

If you are sea sick, make sure to take dramamine first before you board the ship and the submarine. You will enjoy the adventure better!

Address: Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
Directions: At Port Hilton -Depart aboard the Discovery to the Atlantis Dive site.
Phone: %s5%cr800-548-6262%c*
Website: http://%s5%crwww.atlantisadventures.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2009
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