As part of my decade changing birthday, I checked one of the few remaining items off my Oahu bucket list. The Atlantis Submarine Dive in Waikiki. I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to make the time for it. The boys would have enjoyed it, well some of it. It was very peaceful under the water, but a little lengthy for the attention span of a 3 & 6yr old. John just barely reaches the 36″ minimum height requirement.
We booked through the military ITT office and were able to get the tickets for 50% off the regular rate. Whoohoo. Taking advantage of our military deals while we can.
If you are at all prone to anxiety in large crowds, I would caution you, there are a LOT of people around at all times. We took the first dive of the day and thankfully were in the last to board the sub, so we could spread out. They don’t announce it anymore, as the seasoned skipper, hanging off the side of the boat (didn’t get a good photo), told us because nobody listens anyway, but wait to board the sub to the very end. You’ll be near the driver, with extra space and can talk freely with the tour guide.
Our guide was fun and cracked a few well placed jokes; some were pretty subtle and 90% of the sub passengers were not English speakers. Needless to say, he did appreciate my love of laughter.
Only a 10th of a percent of people ever dive to 100 ft below the surface and who can say they did so on their 40th birthday? This girl!! Highly recommend doing the dive.