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Atlantis Submarines departs from Lahaina Harbor. You will board a ferry to the Submarine. It’s a nice ride down the coast to Launiupoko Park. About a quarter mile out from the park is the dive site. The views during the ride are fantastic. The ferry ride to the submarine is about 10 minutes or so. When you arrive at where the tender is waiting, you’re there. At this point, the submarine surfaces with the guests from the previous dive. They disembark at this time and you’ll get onboard. Once everyone is seated, the submarine begins its dive beneath the waves on its way to see the Carthaginian shipwreck. The waters outside your window turn bubbly white as Atlantis blows its ballast. As you descend to the ocean floor, it becomes darker outside and the lights flick on. The submarine dives down over a hundred feet beneath the waves. At first, it’s kind of eerie. The floor of the ocean is silent and barren, the lights fade into darkness yards away from the sub. Then the reef begins to appear. It’s huge. The lights of Atlantis bring it to life with colors beyond description with fish darting about. The closer the submarine approaches the reef, the more exciting it becomes.
Just beyond the reef is a sunken ship. At one time, it berthed in Lahaina Harbor and was known as the Carthaginian. The Carthaginian was a replica of a whaling vessel that use to ply the waters in the whaling era of Lahaina. This is when Lahaina, Maui was the whale capital of the world. Sailors from the east coast of America and Europe used to hunt the Humpback during the winter months. The State of Hawaii and Atlantis teamed up and sunk the ship to create an artificial reef. When you look at the ship, it’s amazing that after they sunk it, it ended up upright on the ocean floor. The Carthaginian is the highlight of the dive. There are some big fish that inhabit the ship today. Barnacles have formed on the sides, decks, and masks.
Restrictions for Atlantis Submarines:
Must be 36″ Tall & Able to Descend Steep Ladder
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.
Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
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It's a submarine, need I say more but I will. Watching the sub sink and touching the ocean floor was two memorable moments. The staff was friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs, as they should. This is worth a visit, pictures and a good boat ride to the submarine was also an added bonus. Enjoy🤗😊
Overall the hype is overrated. Was expecting a little more from the experience for the premium we had to pay which was over $100 a person.
It started out with a 10 -15 min boat ride to middle of the ocean where the submarine was located. I'm glad the host (Steve) was funny with his corny punch lines and 'Dad' jokes. Once we arrived to the location of the submarine, we waited for the sub to surface which was pretty cool to see. We had to wait for the previous group to board onto our boat and then we boarded. The layout of the sub is 2 entrances on the top - one in the front and and the other on the back. Inside the sub were 2 rows of seats - one of the port and the other facing the starboard side. (I think it could for fit up to 40 people but we had 28 people in our group). Once ready, we submerged to 100ft deep and started the tour - that's where everything went mediocre. Also, the viewing windows are positioned too low and the person had to lean over and stick their neck awkwardly to get a good view out of the window. Don't get me wrong, we saw fish, coral reef, a sunken ship but it got boring really quick. We made 5 stops in the ocean which lasted approximately 90 mins.
This tour was really cool. Went 130' deep! We saw a shark, sting ray's and tons of other fish. The tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. The boat and the sub were very clean.
My husband and I did this April 2019 it was awesome!!! The crew is very entertaining and we even learned something. I also loved the awareness the crew provided about corrals declining so we as humans can fix what we have ruined. Overall a great experience for all ages it's not as scary as it may seem so give it a try.
This was one of my kids' very favorite parts of our Maui vacation! It was near for me as I can't scuba dive so I wouldn't have had the opportunity to be that deep otherwise. The crew is fun and friendly and really make the whole experience fun and memorable 😊