This was my second Atlantis submarine ride. It is a thrill to go down in a sub. It felt very safe. The crew was delightful and pointed out things to see. Each person had access to a large porthole for viewing. This is a good option for those of us that do not dive or snorkle. We dove to a depth of approx. 100 ft, Unfortunately, at that level, everything looks blue! You do not see the pretty colors of the fish or of the coral. I wish they had used exterior lighting to offset the blue coloring. Friends that are divers, use lighting for that purpose. For that reason, I gave it a 4 instead of a 5.
When we booked this tour, we thought it was a bit expensive, but we're on vacation and life is short. It was worth the cost. Neither of our party are great swimmers, so to be able to see the reef and fish in their natural environment was wonderful. The shipwrecks were also very interesting. Our guides were informative and helped make the experience memorable unfortunately, I am bad with names and have forgotten his name. Thanks for making our first trip to Hawaii even more terrific!
It was a great experience. For medical reasons, the wife and I are unable to get in the water, but the submarine adventure allowed us to get down to the reef and see many different species of fish including a shark and barracuda. The guide that traveled with us was knowledgeable and had a great personality. The support staff was helpful and ensured we were able to get in and out of the sub safely. The equipment was all first rate and seemed safe. Unless you are planning on scuba diving, it was simply a great way to experience the reef, and I highly recommend it.