See Hawaii's exotic marine life in the comfort of an authentic submarine
You are invited to take an underwater adventure 100 feet below the sea with Atlantis Submarines! HI Now host Jobeth Devera is with submarine pilot Cris Cordio as they explore Oahu’s amazing marine life during a tour of the deep blue off Waikiki that’s perfect for both visitors and kama’aina of all ages.
The state-of-the-art submarines at Atlantis are air-conditioned and Coast Guard approved. Located within view of famous Diamond Head, the Atlantis dive site is frequented by green turtles, sharks, stingrays, yellow tangs, eels, and many other species of underwater marine life. Atlantis also offers undersea adventure tours in Maui and Kona.
Atlantis Submarines has been sharing the magnificence of Hawaii’s undersea world since 1988, using the environmentally safe submarines that are battery powered, emit no pollutants, and quietly move through the water, disturbing no one. It’s the ultimate in sustainable tourism. Atlantis is also certified by the Hawaii Eco Tourism Association as a sustainable tour operator.
At its Waikiki and Maui dive sites, the company has taken on the responsibility of installing artificial reefs to create self-sustaining habitats for fish and marine life to flourish. Areas once barren of life are now vibrant. The Kona dive site is highlighted by a pristine 25-acre coral reef garden that is a natural safe haven for fish, plant life and organisms to thrive. Atlantis closely observes the abundance of activity at this treasured site, but always leaves it untouched.
Atlantis Submarines has a “Submersible Pilot Training Program.” This program is certified and approved by the US Coast Guard training school. Pilots need to complete over 360 days in the course and 100 successful dives. They also need to pass 16 written tests and must have hands on practical maintenance and troubleshooting skills. Once all of these requirements are completed, you become a USCG Credentialed Atlantis Pilot.
Atlantis is currently running a special kama’aina promotion only available on the weekends. For a limited time, a kama’aina adult ticket is $40 and a child ticket is $20. This discounted rate is only available on the 48-passenger submarine in Waikiki, Lahaina and Kona.
For more information: atlantisadventures.com/kamaaina