Although the submarines are of great interest to children, remember that they must stand at least three-feet tall.
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Oahu Submarine Tours
Oahu Submarine Tours are a marvel of technology and Atlantis Submarine rides are "state of the art".
When was the last time you were on a Oahu submarine tour to see the depths of the ocean? Off the coast of Waikiki on Oahu you'll have an opportunity to take an exciting submarine tour. The Atlantis submarine tour will take you on one of their 5 million dollar underwater viewing vessels to depths of over 100 feet and stay submerged for approximately 40 minutes!
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This is not your typical glass bottom boat tour, as this Atlantis submarine actually submerges to the ocean floor. Large window ports are located at every seat, the cabin is fully air-conditioned with lots of ventilation and the underwater viewing is spectacular.
On an Oahu submarine tour you will see the fish and coral formations from a vantage point that would be unavailable to you through other means. Even scuba divers would have difficulty submerging to this depth and staying down for this length of time. On an Oahu submarine tour you will view the sea life of the reefs off Waikiki and even visit one of the largest sunken ships in the waters of Oahu, the YD-257.
On an Oahu submarine tour you will see literally hundreds of fish and even encounters with the White Tip Reef Sharks are not uncommon. As you descend deeper you will notice the colors inside the submarine cabin changing as the light is filtered from the water above. Once at the sea floor you’ll be immersed in the world of the fish and the underwater sea life. This submarine tour is highly educational and is recommended for children, however they must be over the height of 3 ft tall.
What happens on your Oahu submarine ride?
Your underwater submarine tour will begin as you're picked-up at your Waikiki hotel.
You will then be delivered to the harbor where you board the special Atlantis shuttle boat which takes you out to the actual submarine itself about a mile of shore which is already poised over its dive site in the channel.
After transferring to the submarine your descent will begin. As the submarine makes its initial submersion into the blue Pacific you will be delighted as you get your first glimpse of the underwater world.
Tom's Tips - Oahu Submarine Tours
Oahu sub tours are fantastic for children so long as they are at least 3' tall.
Your Oahu submarine tour is an education in itself. Just being down at a depth of 100 ft for 40 minutes or so gives most people a perspective they would never have of what the underwater world looks like.
Free pick-up to the submarine tour is offered from your Waikiki hotel.
The Atlantis Submarine adventure off the shores of Waikiki and Honolulu is considered to be one of the premier tour and activity attractions offered on Oahu. The Atlantis Submarine vessels have been operating seven dives a day between the hours of 9am to 3pm for years. These tours are about one-and-a-half hours in length and that includes the time on the submarine itself as well as the time getting to and from it on the transfer boat. Your actual submarine dive will be just under an hour in length and will take you to a depth of one-hundred feet. From your vantage point comfortably seated on-board you will view the ocean depths through large glass viewing ports. Oahu's colorful reefs and marine life will become a part of your world the day you take the tour and you'll truly have a glimpse of a day in the life of the marine life beneath the sea. Your trip below the surface will include the viewing of natural coral formations, concrete "pyramid" structures, Japanese-designed artificial reefs, the remains of two sunken airliners, remains of two shipwrecks, the USS. Navy tanker ship YO-257 and the Korean fishing boat, St. Pedro. Special attention and much scientific research has gone into the layout and construction of some of the artificial reefs that you will be observing. These reefs were originally created in 1989 in co-ordination with the University of Hawaii and to this day researchers from the university monitor these reefs as they conduct their own research. It is remarkable to think that the sand bottom that these reefs were placed upon years ago were virtually uninhabited by marine life and are now teeming with fish of all variety and species.
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Submarines in Oahu - The submarine trips in Hawaii have proven to be among the most popular of all the activities we have. Although this is a favorite among children please just remember that they have to be at least 3 ft tall. Everyone has a window seat and it's truly exciting to descend to depths in excess of hundred feet. You'll be down for over 40 minutes and that's longer even than most divers would be able to stay at that depth. One thing to also remember is that the submarines are fully pressurized and have rushes of air-conditioned air pushing past you at all times so you'll be at the height of comfort.