Atlantis Submarine Adventure: I had debated about doing this on Oahu but we couldn't fit it into our already crazy schedule. Well, it worked out perfect for us to reserve a time while on Maui.
Here's our experience:
We had to check in at the office 30 minutes before our reservation. From there we needed to walk a couple of blocks to the dock. There is a restroom near the dock and seating. But it was hot and very little shade at the companies loading area.
|Group picture ($20 - to be paid on the way back to shore).|
The boat in the background is what takes you to the submarine.
|Boat ride to the submarine.|
|The submarine coming up!|
|There is a blue boat (Roxie) that stays in the water to help and to easily identify to the passenger boat where the submarine is.|
|Heading into the submarine.|
|Get to know the people behind you! Sometimes they have cool stuff that you can only see out their window.|
Everyone does have a window to look out. Unlike a competitor that I had heard about (that doesn't even fully submerge in the water).
|A list of some of the water creatures we might see.|
|List shows that it is a whitetip Reef shark.|
|A sunken ship. They sunk it to create an interesting area for creatures to live.|
|Picture of the ship sinking process.|
|Map of the route.|
|I missed the picture at 130 ft. But we went all the way to the bottom and sat there.|
|This little guy hung out at our window for a while. |
It seemed as though he was interested in us too!
|Above the windows.|
Thankfully no one got sick on our trip but I did see a couple of bags from the group before us ;-(
- The kids were supposed to be free with a paid adult (one child per adult). This was offered online but the site was down when we tried to do a reservation online. So, I called in the reservation. I was given the total at the very end and it did not include the free kids promotion. I had to request a refund and go through a bunch of red tape.... My point - make sure you are given any promotions BEFORE giving your credit card information. I should have done this but I was so frustrated with the website problems that I just wanted to be done with it!
- Don't forget motion sickness medications if you have ever needed them before!