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I didn't see as many fish as I expected also I was disappointed because I thought the sunken ships and planes were from the war, but they were not.
Tour was OK, but disappointed to find submarine company had placed ship wrecks and crashed airline. Prefer not to have been told. Was good experience seeing fish and experiencing 100m depth
The only thing I can say about the submarine ride is that I didn't realize that there were so few fish in the ocean. Just a few reef fish nothing else. Was kinda disappointing actually.
The crew was very knowledgeable, however the w thewater was merky and we never went to the advertised dept of 120 feet. We saw the fish and turtles that were close to the submarine, but nothing much in the man made reefs. The invitation to the Maui Divers afterward was interesting at the beginning, then turned into a hard sell for their very expensive jewelery. I wasn't very happy about that. The $40 picture prior to boarding was well done, however overpriced. We would not do this tour again.
A bit of a let down when we were left sitting at the pick-up point wondering when the bus would arrive. 15 minutes after it was due I called the local contact to find out that the tour had been cancelled at the last minute. They claimed that they had been trying to contact everyone to let them know. I was given the option of booking another date or receiving a full refund. I re-booked for a week later than originally planned.
This time all went well. Transport to/from the sub was on-time and reasonably quick. Be aware that once checked-in at the sub we were offered a free tour of the pearl factory. It wasn't mandatory, or a hard-sell. So, maybe not a problem. We just weren't expecting the offer, and the timing left us feeling that there may be a hard-sell coming at the end of the sub cruise. However, that didn't happen. At the end of the cruise, we simply had the option of the additional tour or a ride back to our hotel.
As for the sub itself, we chose the premium option. It is a good looking machine. It really does look the part as you approach it, board and climb down into it. The ride is very smooth. No hint of sea-sickness on board. Maybe the ride is too smotth though. My wife remarked that it is like a visit to the aquarium. So, if you are looking for adventure, then maybe this isn't for you. However, it isn't every day that you can go on a submarine. So, all in all it was more of a novelty than an adventure, but interesting. Good for families and kids.
Not much to see down there... The crew/company was great, but I did expect to see coral and the associated ecosystem with it, but it was more man made reefs. If you haven't been on a submarine before then that's pretty cool, but save the reef viewing for somewhere else.
Loved this tour! The water was so clear, all the marine life was amazing.
The kids were bored really fast because there wasn't much to see. They were expecting a more natural corals and reefs but what they got was more of an artificial landscape reefs/corals. The interactive conversation only involves the few people who sits near the co-captain. However, i do notice the safety measures taken for all passengers.
The submarine was overrated and expensive if you have the money your better off spending to go swim with the dolphins.
The light gets filtered out at the depth that you dive to, so the fish and other sea animals do not look very colorful. The "captain" of the ship alternated between informative commentary regarding the coral reefs and sea life and annoyingly joking with the other crew members. It was okay, but would not do it again. Definitely expected more!
I found it dull and lack of sea life for the money spent, but maybe that was down to the time of year. Yet, it was a cool experience and the staff were great.