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Atlantis Submarine Ride
My mom and i decided to take a submarine ride with Atlantis. I was very excited to do this , little did i know , i was going to get sea sick. First you take a boat ride out into the ocean so you can board the submarine. There were two subs . A large one that costs 104 dollars , and a smaller one that is only 84 dollars . We decided to take the smaller one , because the lady we booked with had told us , they were the same , and equally as good , one is just less expensive. When the boat was riding out i was fine, but once the boat stoped and was just standing still , it started to rock , a lot . Boarding the submarine was a challenge because you have to decend backwards down a latter , once your in the submarine , you get your own window to view all the sea life . The sub is rocking , and when the boat speeds away the sub rocks harder. After the sub decends , your fine , its not rocking at all , under the water is calm , and it goes 150 miles below the surface . We saw sea turtles, sharks, tons of diffeent colorful fish, sucken boats, man made reefs , and even a sunken air plane.It was a great experience, even if i did get sea sick.
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Atlantis Submarine Adventure
The Atlantis Submarine Website states: "Discover the wonders of the deep in air-conditioned comfort and safety. Every dive is different, as your expert narrator will explain. You may even see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or a reef shark!"
On our 40-minute submarine ride, we saw about ten garden-variety fish that were not nearly as beautiful as the ones we had seen while snorkelling in Hanauma Bay. Sure, being on a submarine is fun, but if you don't see anything exciting then it's really not worth it. With average prices of about $75 US for a tour, I didn't think it was worth it.
Atlantis Discovery submarine tour
Go on a submarine trip. Here's a view of the shore as we're being shuttled out to the sub.
It's unbelievable how light it is 100 feet down!
The tour takes you one mile off-shore on the Atlantis Discovery shuttle-boat which offers sweeping views of Diamond Head and the famous Waikiki coastline. From the shuttle, you board the 64-passenger submarine or one of the two 48-passenger submarines where you will descend up to 100 feet to view coral reefs, marine life, two sunken ships, the remains of two airliners, Japanese artificial reef structures and the University of Hawaii’s reef enhancement project. Select tours provide narration in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. A multi-lingual tape deck is available on all tours. The inside of the submarine is comfortable with bench seats closely facing several windows. We were really amazed at the brightness 100 feet underwater! It was also interesting to see how colors were affected at such depths. Photos taken at these depths will be very bluish, unless a good flash is used. There were tons of fish around the manmade reefs of sunken boats and planes(this tour didn't take you to any natural ones). We even saw a resident shark and a couple eels there, as well as lots of schooling fish. Videos of a tour are available in their gift shop, along with lots of other memorabilia.
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