With over 1900 kilometers of coral reefs lining the Hawaiian coastline, thanks to Maui's calm and crystal clear waters, snorkeling is one of the most popular activities to do during a trip to the island.
Under the surface of the land hides an unknown universe where all sorts of sea creatures coexist with the remains of enigmatic sunken ships. Do you feel the call of adventure? Dare to discover the bottom of the sea riding the Atlantis Maui submarine and feel for a while like the legendary Captain Nemo from the novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea".
1. Atlantis Submarine Tours in Maui
There is no doubt that the surface landscapes wrapped in the lush vegetation of the tropical rainforest are a beautiful treasure, but inside the Pacific Ocean there are also hidden gems worth discovering.
Most people get to know Hawaii's underwater charms while snorkeling but, unlike the Atlantis Maui submarine, they do not descend 100 feet into the water to observe the rich underwater life that inhabits Maui's waters.
If you've never been aboard a submarine before to plumb the depths of the ocean, this is definitely an adventure you have to experience during your Maui vacation. The adrenaline and thrill rush as the ship plunges into the bowels of the Pacific.
Why I like it: It's not every day you have the opportunity to experience something like this and see in their own habitat, as if we were just another sea creature, a multitude of tropical fish, manta rays, green turtles, whales and coral reefs while a guide explains in detail a lot of curiosities about the flora and fauna that dwells here.
Recommended... If you are traveling as a family, with adults or children. The kids will be amazed riding in a real submarine and will be able to imagine they are explorers in an adventure at sea, observing the remains of a sunken ship on which corals grow and all the animals that live in the depths.
2. Combined experience with a snorkeling cruise in Maui
In case you travel to Maui attracted by its beautiful beaches and the multiple possibilities it offers for water sports, my advice is to take the opportunity to take a trip that combines a snorkeling cruise with a trip on the Atlantis Maui submarine. It is one of the most fun and complete experiences you will live in Maui!
You will start the day snorkeling. The operator will provide the equipment, so you won't have to worry about renting it. You will depart early from the port of Lahaina to Lanai where the captain of the boat will choose the best sites with the clearest and calmest waters to swim with tropical fish, manta rays, eels, dolphins or green sea turtles, among other animals.
After snorkeling and lunch it's time to get back in the water, this time aboard the Atlantis Maui submarine. Adrenaline rushes as the ship descends 30 meters into the darkness of the ocean depths.
Why I like it: During the ride you will see all kinds of Hawaiian green turtles, tropical fish, manta rays, whales, eels... and even a sunken ship on which coral reefs have grown! The scenery is most mysterious but a guide will explain in detail its origin and a lot of curiosities about the fauna and flora that inhabits here.
Recommended...: If you have little time in Maui but do not want to miss the opportunity to explore the waters of the island in every possible way. With this tour you will combine in one day the thrill of diving among tropical fish with the magic of a submarine trip to the bottom of the sea.
How much does it cost to take a submarine tour in Maui?
Submarine tours to see the depths of the ocean cost around 130 euros.
However, if you are on a tighter budget and would like to see a bit of what's in Maui's waters without spending a lot of money, a cheaper option is to snorkel. You can find kayak tours with snorkeling for around 80 or 100 euros.
For more information, I recommend you take a look at the post Snorkeling in Maui.
How to book the Atlantis submarine tour?
It's so easy! I recommend that you make your Maui underwater tour reservation online and in advance of your travel date.
This way you will have your place guaranteed before you leave, as these activities are very popular and usually sell out quickly, especially if you travel to Hawaii in high season.
To book just choose the date and the number of travelers. You must pay at the time of booking to secure your place in the activity.
Is it worth visiting this submarine in Maui?
Completely, because it is not every day that you have the opportunity to ride a real submarine and live an experience as exciting as this one exploring the depths of the Pacific.
Unlike snorkeling tours where you dive to contemplate the underwater life at water level, if you join the Atlantis Maui submarine tour you will go through the bottom of the ocean to observe in all its splendor the fauna and flora that lives there and that normally goes unnoticed to our eyes. You will even see a sunken ship surrounded by mystery!
How to participate in this submarine tour in Maui?
Very easy! In Hellotickets you can compare prices, schedules and availability of tours to get your tickets.
What will I see on the submarine?
The clear waters that bathe the island of Maui are the perfect setting to enjoy a tour as original as this one.
During the submarine ride through the depths of the ocean you will have the opportunity to enjoy an atypical, beautiful and surprising landscape.
If you are passionate about the sea and photography you will really enjoy this excursion because it will show you the secrets hidden in the waters of Maui, such as sunken ships on which coral reefs have grown or all kinds of aquatic creatures such as tropical fish, eels, sea urchins, manta rays, green turtles or whales, among others.
I recommend you to read the article Hawaii Marine Life to learn more about the animals you will see during the activity.
Besides, it is not every day that you can sail in a submarine to contemplate the views of the depths of the Pacific, so this is one more incentive to book your place in this exciting adventure. Do not hesitate! It will be one of the most special memories you will take home from your trip to Maui.
Is the submarine spacious inside?
That's right, inside the submarine there is enough personal space to feel comfortable during the ride and the windows are large so you can see everything without losing detail.
In case you have never been on a submarine before, you may be a little apprehensive for fear of having a claustrophobic feeling inside the ship, but you don't have to worry because you will see that this is not the case.
The company that offers this activity has the latest generation submarines approved by the Coast Guard and are air-conditioned for the safety and comfort of all passengers.