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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
  • Hawaii Atlantis Submarine Kona Dive
  • Unique views of Hawaii's colorful marine life
  • Professional narration
  • Option to include hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Sightseeing shuttle to submarine dive site
Submarine dive aboard the 48-passenger submarine
Audio narration is available in Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean.
Live English narration provided by our underwater naturalist.
Gratuities

Departure Point

75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Check in at Atlantis Submarines office inside the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time. Parking validation is offered at the King Kamehameha Hotel for a discounted rate of up to 4 hours for $2.00.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Thanks to the volcanic lava rock that filters the rainfall and runoff, the water here on the Kona coast is some of the clearest in Hawaii. On this enthralling Kona submarine tour, explore the clear waters and colorful reefs just off of the Kona coast, where schools of tropical reef fish flit above patches of sand and through caves. 

See all types of tropical marine life on this Big Island submarine tour, from schools of small manini, or convict tang, to larger fish such as the big-eyed emperor fish that slowly cruise above the reef. 

This Atlantis Submarine Kona Adventure has been featured in National Geographic television shows, and explores the ocean just off the coast to depths of 100 feet (30 meters). For the entirety of the underwater journey, you can relax in comfort in the air-conditioned sub that only holds 48 people, and casually watch through the circular portholes as fish go swimming right by.
Itinerary
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Atlantis Submarines Kona
An unforgettable 45-minute journey aboard an Atlantis 48-passenger submarine, as featured in National Geographic television specials, where guests explore a 25-acre natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants! Allow Atlantis Submarines to show you the other 96% of Kona you can't see any other way. Treat yourself to Kona's most beautiful and captivating scenery, habitats, and isolated treasures. You'll descend 100 feet into another version of paradise -- one hidden even from the people of Hawaii for centuries. Atlantis Submarines Kona offers a journey aboard a 48-passenger submarine. Guests will discover an 18,000-year-old, 25-acre fringing coral reef, which boasts a vibrant ecosystem. Passengers view coral formations and tropical fish.Headset providing narrations in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish are available upon request at no additional cost. Our escorts will assist you to our shuttle vessel from our Atlantis office which will take you out to the submarine.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours are in English. Headsets providing narration in Japanese are available upon request
  • Children must be 36 inches tall or taller to ride the submarine
  • Children under age 3 who meet the 36" requirement are allowed to ride the submarine and a child ticket must be purchased.
  • Actual underwater tour time is 45 minutes. Shuttle boat ride from the pier to the submarine and transfer is 5 minutes each way
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Passengers must be capable of ascending and descending a near vertical ladder to board the submarine
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Atlantis Adventures Hawaii
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island.

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  • "If you do not want to get wet but you do want to see all the wildlife this is the way." See review

Reviews

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star-4
11 23 2021 trip
Ethan_M
, Nov 2021
Seeing the sunken ships was pretty sweet! And the jokes were funny. My wife was pregnant and she got a little seasick as well did I but we made it through. Definitely recommend doing this.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Ethan! Mahalo for your review! We’re happy you enjoyed your time exploring Hawaii's marine life and adventuring with us! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
Fantastic experience! No regrets.
Duwayne_F
, Nov 2021
There are many touristy tours on Kona that are great, but this the most unique experience a person could have. It can’t be scripted as the fish are “not on payroll”. I’m a tour skeptic, but this is a must do adventure. Totally safe. One of my best tour experiences, which is not a tour trap.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Dunway! Thank you for your five star review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring over 100 feet under the sea with us! We appreciate your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
So much fun, saw a reef shark
Alisha_S
, Nov 2021
This tour was awesome. Great for all ages. Very fun. Lots of new experiences. I would do this again!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Alisha! Mahalo for your five-star review! We’re happy you enjoyed your time exploring Hawaii's marine life and adventuring with us! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
Very cool experience! The...
kaitlyn_m
, Nov 2021
Very cool experience! The staff was great and we really enjoyed this. You get to see the fish and coral up close. Definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Kaitlyn! Thank you for sharing your five-star review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring over 100 feet under the sea with us! We appreciate your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
Awsome!!!
Jose_V
, Nov 2021
Wonderful experience. Crew was exceptionally knowledgeable and pleasent. Equipmdnt is very high tech and well operated, very professional.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Jose! Mahalo for your five star review! We are happy to hear you are pleased with how professional our staff is! We love hearing feedback from our guests, and we thank you for joining us. We are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
It was super dope to go...
Joshua_D
, Nov 2021
It was super dope to go so far underwater and see some cool things. I was mad hype to see a shark. Steak Sauce!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Joshua ! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us, from the shuttle boat ride to the deep-sea exploration. We love hearing from our guests and are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure! Thank you very much for sharing your valuable feedback and recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
Great experience throughout
Wendy_G
, Oct 2021
We were well taken care of throughout the experience. Not claustrophobic, not scary at all. It was so fun and a perfect amount of time.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Wendy! Mahalo for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your submarine adventure with us! It is indeed often a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see marine life up close while diving in a real submarine, and we're happy to know you got to see some incredible marine life! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
Fascinating and fun!
Joan_S
, Oct 2021
Everything was fascinating! The fish made it fun and watching the depth gauge made it exciting. We will definitely do it again in the future!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Joan! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We're excited you were able to see some great marine life! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
Spectacular voyage under the sea
Michelle_B
, Oct 2021
We were on our honeymoon in Hawai'i and while on a tour of the Big Island, one of the other travelers mentioned how amazing the Atlantis Submarine tour was. So, we decided to book it at the last minute and I can tell you that it is a definite 'must do' if you are on the Big Island!! The tour guides were really down to earth and informative. We went down about 110 feet below sea level. It was amazing to see the marine life and the sunken sail boat & fishing boat. We saw a white tip reef shark and a spotted manta ray. We would definitely do this again and we highly recommend this tour!! Aloha!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Michelle! Thank you for your five-star review. We’re so happy you enjoyed your time exploring a unique and beautiful part of Hawaii (Kona). Thank you for sharing the fun time you had with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future aboard one of our submarines and/or the Majestic by Atlantis Cruises for another Atlantis adventure; an underwater journey, sunset cruise, or seasonal whale watch cruise. Feel free to post and follow us on social media at #atlantishawaii. A hui hou (until next time).
star-5
I was a little nervous...
Christopher_K
, Sep 2021
I was a little nervous about being claustrophobic before boarding the sub, but the interior is spacious enough that I had no problems. The ride was, to me, the easiest scuba diving adventure I've ever been on: from the surface to 120 feet and back in 45 minutes, viewing two wrecks and a number of fish, and with narrations I wouldn't have been able to get otherwise.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Aloha Christopher ! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us, from the shuttle boat ride to the deep-sea exploration. We love hearing from our guests and are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure! Thank you very much for sharing your valuable feedback and recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future for another underwater journey aboard one of our submarines, sunset cruise, or whale watch cruise! A hui hou (until next time).

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