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Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

Kailua-Kona, United States

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

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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.
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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
  • Passengers must be capable of ascending and descending a near vertical ladder to board the submarine
  • 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
  • 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.
What is the maximum group size during Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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128 Reviews
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, Apr 2021
Jessica was impressively informative. She explained about coral and the sea life we saw. It was a great trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Aloha Lisa! Mahalo for your excellent review! It was a pleasure to have you aboard for a deep sea dive, and we're happy to hear you had a great experience! We pride ourselves on giving our guests the best experience each time they dive with us. Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing your kind words. We hope to see you again soon for another underwater adventure!
, Feb 2020
Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Very cool to be on a submarine. Great way to expand the possibility of seeing some cool wildlife.
, Feb 2020
So amazing. The guide was hilarious and we saw a ray and two sharks!! And puffer fish! It was beautiful
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Mahalo for your review!
Great experience
, Feb 2020
Great staff.. .. very knowledgeable... beautiful underwater scenery.. we saw shipwrecks and tons of beautiful fish
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Aloha! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we’re glad you enjoyed the staff and scenery! We hope you’ll join us for another relaxing evening soon! Mahalo!
Great Experience
, Jan 2020
The 1 hour dive on the Atlantis was great fun. We saw many different kinds of fish and 4 sharks. The old wrecks were very interesting.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Aloha! Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a fun time, we enjoyed exploring with you. We hope you'll join us for another adventure soon! Mahalo!
Great Adventure !!
, Jan 2020
Good Program, Nice submarine, I and my daughter (7 yrs old ) had a great time. nice and funny tour guide, strongly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We love hearing that your tour guide did a fantastic job of making your experience memorable. We're also excited you were able to see some great marine life! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard in the future! A hui hou (until next time).
20k leagues under the sea
, Aug 2019
Great, shorter tour that we were able to fit in. Mckenzie and Kai were awesome. Wonderful sense of dry humor. They almost didn’t kill us about ten times. Oh and we got lucky and saw a shark plus a pod of dolphins on the ferry back.
Nice trip
, Aug 2019
It was a good experience undersea for those who can not dive or snorkel. We saw fish and lucky to spot a shark close to a sunk boat. Nice and friendly crew. A bit expensive for what you get.
, Jul 2019
Awesome experience, saw shark, manta ray, lots of fish nd coral.. real nice! Would defenetly do it again
Not as expected
, Jun 2019
We honestly expected there to be a lot more fish. Also they said that there would be headphones to translate but they didn’t even work.

Product code: 3524KSUB

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