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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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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-5
Great experience!
Richard_H
, Sep 2021
We enjoyed seeing the wrecks, learning about the fish and the "banter" of the host. Also the safety measures were appreciated. I've recommended this tour to people I have met since going.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Aloha Richard! We’re so happy you enjoyed your time exploring a very unique and beautiful part of Hawaii (Kona). Thank you for sharing the fun time you had with us. We hope you’ll join us again soon! Mahalo!
star-5
Fantastic! This s my...
Larissa_H
, Sep 2021
Fantastic! This s my first time on the bottom of the ocean. My daughter was a little bit concerned, but after all was so happy that even thanked me. Thank you so very much for such a wonderful opportunity!!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Aloha Larissa! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your adventure exploring in a real submarine! It is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we're happy to know you had a fantastic time. We hope you'll join us again soon! Mahalo!
star-4
Fun experience
Jerry_H
, Sep 2021
Fun experience.. bummer there was no light to give the coral color. The crew and guide were very friendly.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Aloha Jerry, Mahalo for your review! We’re so happy you enjoyed your time exploring Hawaii's marine life. We're glad you had a fun time adventuring with us. We hope you’ll join us again soon! Mahalo!
star-4
An Aquatic Experience not to be missed!
MariaPaz_S
, Aug 2021
As we don't snorkel, it was a terrific experience to see the spectacular creatures deep down in the ocean's surface (the submarine went down to 111 ft)! We saw beautiful coral reefs, school of fishes and were lucky to see a small white tip shark lurking by the shipwrecked vessel! An experience worth the money!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Aloha Maria! We’re so happy you enjoyed your time exploring a very unique and beautiful part of Hawaii (Kona) that most people don’t get to see! . Thank you for sharing the fun time you had with us. We hope you’ll join us again soon! Mahalo!
star-5
Super time ……let’s go again !!!
David_F
, Aug 2021
My husband and I were so thrilled to take a submarine tour deep in the ocean in Kona. This was actually on our bucket list. Jessica from the Atlantis was the tour guide for the day and she was professional and knowledgeable and energetic. We learned a lot about the sea life. Jessica encouraged all questions and everyone followed Covid protocol.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Aloha David! Thank you for sharing your experience. We're so happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your submarine adventure with us! We're also pleased to hear that Jessica helped to make your dive a memorable one—we'll be sure to share your kind words with her! We hope to welcome you aboard again soon. Mahalo!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Submarine dive
Lynda_K
, Aug 2021
It was a new experience going under water in a submarine. The narrator was interesting. I only wished there were lights so we could could see the colors of the reef.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Aloha Lynda! Thank you for sharing your 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 aboard again soon. Mahalo!
star-5
A unique view of wildlife you cannot see elsewhere
Bryan_M
, Aug 2021
This was one of those "once in a lifetime" experiences you hear about. Incredible perspective of marine life and shipwrecks that you couldn't see without being an experienced and possibly insane diver. Jessica our guide was fantastic and knew the aquatic life so well that her narration felt like I was watching a documentary firsthand. The ship was immaculately clean and the views were stunning. As far as adventures go, this was the total package. Basically, if you get the lucky chance to be a part of this, DO IT!! You will not regret it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Aloha Bryan! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring with us. We'll be sure to share your review with Jessica & the crew. We are happy you thought that Jessica was fantastic and informative. We are thrilled to know you had an amazing submarine adventure and hope you'll join us again soon!
star-5
Excellent tour guide!
TonyaG
, Aug 2021
Jason was a fantastic tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and equipped with plenty of dad jokes despite his young age.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Aloha Tonya! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring with us. We'll be sure to share your review with Jason & the crew. I am happy to hear you thought Jason was a fantastic tour guide and that you thought he was knowledgeable and funny. We are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure, and we hope you'll join us again soon!
star-5
Awesome
Rosa_S
, Aug 2021
Wanderful crew and check in lady. Guide very friendly and lot of motivation. Captain as well. Recomend to family and friends
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Aloha Rosa ! Mahalo for your five star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring with us and we'll be sure to share your great review with our team. We love hearing feedback from our guests and are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure. We hope to see you again!
star-5
Great activity
Beth
, Aug 2021
So much fun and a very unique experience. The crew was all very friendly and courteous as well as knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Aloha Beth! 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 aboard in the future for another underwater journey! A hui hou (until next time).

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