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Travel Blog #132 - Kona Submarine Ride

Today we decided it would be fun to go on a submarine ride with Atlantis Submarines. We checked in at their office which is located just across the street from the Kailua Pier. The woman who checked us in was very friendly and gave us our tickets and directed us where to go to check in. We walked across the street to where the ferry was at and got onboard.

Within a few minutes we were outside of the harbor and headed out to meet the submarine. It wasn't long before the white bubbles of the submarine surfacing became visible in the distance in front of our boat. As we pulled up along side of the submarine the crewman set up a walkway between the two vessels that we used to board the submarine.

Once we had climbed down the ladder into the main cabin of the submarine we chose a seat towards the front so we could look out of our own portholes as well as the large drivers porthole on the front of the submarine. During our dive we passed shipwrecks and saw all kinds of different fish. My girlfriend has never been SCUBA diving before and when we were on the submarine we were deeper under the ocean then she had ever been before!

Travel Blog - Articles #130 to #139

The morning we went on the Body Glove I woke up and looked out the window and was delighted to see that there was not a breath of wind in the sky and the ocean was completely calm. Perfect weather for snorkeling.

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This morning we checked in for our days snorkel excursion down at boat ramp at Keauhou Bay, which is located on the southern end of Kona Town. As we pulled into the parking lot we could see the large blue shape of the Fair Wind II tied up to the pier.

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One of the most frequently asked questions that we get from our customers is: "Could we arrange to swim with dolphins while we're in Hawaii?" When asked this question we always give the same answer, which is: "Yes.

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Today we went out on a smaller sized sailing catamaran named the "Kamanu". We met the boat down at Honokohau Harbor to check in for the trip. As I entered their office I noticed some amazing pictures of Manta Rays on the walls that the receptionist told me were taken on the evening "Manta" snorkel, I was impressed.

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After spending most of the day down in Kona snorkeling we had worked up quite an appetite. During the drive up to Waikoloa all I could think about was the huge luau buffet that was waiting for us once we got there.

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When we pulled into the parking lot at the Keauhou Bay we could immediately see that the day's ocean conditions were absolutely perfect for kayaking. We selected our two person kayak from a group of kayaks that were lined up on the shore.

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In these articles we started on the Big Island where we hiked the volcano, kayaked into sea caves, rode on zip lines through the forest, rode submarines and went snorkeling at multiple locations.

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