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Kailua-Kona, United States
Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

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On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
  • Hawaii Atlantis Submarine Kona Dive
  • Unique views of Hawaii's colorful marine life
  • Professional narration
  • Option to include hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Sightseeing shuttle to submarine dive site
Submarine dive aboard the 48-passenger submarine
Audio narration is available in Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean.
Live English narration provided by our underwater naturalist.

Departure Point

75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Thanks to the volcanic lava rock that filters the rainfall and runoff, the water here on the Kona coast is some of the clearest in Hawaii. On this enthralling Kona submarine tour, explore the clear waters and colorful reefs just off of the Kona coast, where schools of tropical reef fish flit above patches of sand and through caves. 

See all types of tropical marine life on this Big Island submarine tour, from schools of small manini, or convict tang, to larger fish such as the big-eyed emperor fish that slowly cruise above the reef. 

This Atlantis Submarine Kona Adventure has been featured in National Geographic television shows, and explores the ocean just off the coast to depths of 100 feet (30 meters). For the entirety of the underwater journey, you can relax in comfort in the air-conditioned sub that only holds 48 people, and casually watch through the circular portholes as fish go swimming right by.
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Atlantis Submarines Kona
An unforgettable 45-minute journey aboard an Atlantis 48-passenger submarine, as featured in National Geographic television specials, where guests explore a 25-acre natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants! Allow Atlantis Submarines to show you the other 96% of Kona you can't see any other way. Treat yourself to Kona's most beautiful and captivating scenery, habitats, and isolated treasures. You'll descend 100 feet into another version of paradise -- one hidden even from the people of Hawaii for centuries. Atlantis Submarines Kona offers a journey aboard a 48-passenger submarine. Guests will discover an 18,000-year-old, 25-acre fringing coral reef, which boasts a vibrant ecosystem. Passengers view coral formations and tropical fish.Headset providing narrations in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish are available upon request at no additional cost. Our escorts will assist you to our shuttle vessel from our Atlantis office which will take you out to the submarine.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours are in English. Headsets providing narration in Japanese are available upon request
  • Children must be 36 inches tall or taller to ride the submarine
  • Passengers must be capable of ascending and descending a near vertical ladder to board the submarine
  • Actual underwater tour time is 45 minutes. Shuttle boat ride from the pier to the submarine and transfer is 5 minutes each way
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Atlantis Adventures Hawaii

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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  • "If you do not want to get wet but you do want to see all the wildlife this is the way." See review


167 Reviews

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, Jul 2021
It was amazing!! We saw lots of beautiful fish, 2 shipwrecks and lots of coral!! We had the best time!
, Jul 2021
We finally found that special experience that we were looking for. We do recommend Atlantis submarine to anyone.
A must see on Big islanf
, Jul 2021
Such an amazing experience. I highly recommend this activity for any age! The guides are amazing. If you don't scuba dive this is a must see
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Patricia! Thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring over 100 feet under the sea with us! We appreciate your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you aboard again soon. Mahalo!
Worth it!
, Jul 2021
Every seat has a great view! Coral reefs, tons of fish and a few shipwrecks. Excellent experience! Tour guide Jason was very “pun”ny and Informative. The check in and boarding process was well run and efficient. The sub was less claustrophobic than we anticipated. No complaints
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Nick ! Mahalo for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring with us. We'll be sure to share with the Jason & the crew that you thought they were informative, professional , and funny. We are thrilled to know you had a fantastic submarine adventure, and we hope you'll join us again soon!
Funny with a shark
, Jul 2021
The commentary was funny and the ride was stress free. We saw a shark which my teen girls thought was great. The Atlantis Sub experience was one of the best things on out trip.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Shawn! Mahalo for your 5-star review ! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed exploring a part of Hawaii (Kona) that most people don’t get to see! I'm happy to hear your keiki (children) enjoyed it and you were able to see a shark . We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and taking part in the Aloha spirit. We hope you’ll join us again soon! Mahalo!
I love it
, Jul 2021
I love it thank you so much everyone was so nice they explain everything and my kids like to recommend it
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Maria! We’re so happy you enjoyed your time exploring a very unique and beautiful part of Hawaii (Kona). Thank you for sharing the fun time you had with us. We hope you’ll join us again soon! Mahalo!
Good experience
, Jul 2021
Great crew. Wish we could have seen more marine life, bigger fish, turtles etc. Overall a good trip.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Masla! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed exploring a part of Hawaii (Kona) that most people don’t get to see! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and taking part in the Aloha spirit. We hope you’ll join us again soon! Mahalo!
Saw some really pretty fish
, Jul 2021
Saw a lot of really pretty fish. I’d say it is perfect for anyone who isn’t able to snorkel well. Crew did a great job.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Collin! Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your deep sea adventure with us. We love hearing about our guests experiences, and we are happy that you had a memorable one. We hope we have the pleasure of hosting you again. Mahalo for taking the time to write a review!
Great experience under water.
, Jul 2021
One of the best. We did the one in Maui too few years back. The shipwrecks were teaming with fish and it was great to see them.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Rames ! It is an honor to have you as a returning guest, and we greatly appreciate your lovely review. We're thrilled you enjoyed our unique underwater adventure! It is indeed often a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see marine life up close while diving in a real submarine, and we're happy to know you've had a positive experience on your tours from beginning to end! Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to our next journey under the sea together! Mahalo.
Great snorkeling
, Jul 2021
Fantastic snorkeling. Captain and crew were great! Our 7 year old enjoyed this thoroughly. Captain keeps you entertained and there are some history lessons along the way.

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