Even a seasoned sailor will tell you that subs are a special experience. Watching the depth sounder as it slowly ticks higher, gazing out a porthole at the ocean floor, and the weird realization there are fish above your head—even though your hair isn’t wet. It’s all part of the submarine experience with Atlantis in the Cayman Islands.
When navigating the depths on this high-tech sub, journey to parts of the blue Caribbean that even scuba divers won’t experience. Float past shipwrecks that are perfectly preserved on the lonely ocean floor, and watch as rays, eels, or turtles go drifting right past the window. There is no change in pressure—so you won’t pop your ears—and children love the feeling of an aquarium while viewing marine life in the wild. After climbing back from 100 feet down—where the inky blue depths swallow bright colors such as reds, oranges, and yellows—it’s as if you’ve journeyed to another world and returned above water unscathed. Or, if 100 feet sounds a little too deep, there are semi-sub experiences that visit the shallows and rarely exceed 5 feet.
The Atlantis Adventure Center is located in Georgetown across from the Hard Rock Café. Tours last 45 minutes on average, and children must be 3 years old and 36 inches tall to ride. Tours depart in morning and afternoon, and there is also a tour that takes place at night and views nocturnal, rarely seen fish.