Atlantis Submarine Kona

Atlantis Submarines - an amazing experience on a real submarine

Atlantis Submarine Kona captain

The captain narrates as you explore the underwater world

Atlantis Submarine Kona 48 passenger submarine

The Atlantis 48 passenger sub was featured on National Geographic TV

Atlantis Submarine Kona amazing views of coral reef and fish

Explore a 25-acre natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants!

Atlantis Submarine Kona descending

The descent begins!

Atlantis Submarine Kona view at 100 feet below

Enjoy the view at 100 feet below in air-conditioned comfort and safety

Atlantis Submarine Kona great for entire family

An amazing adventure for the entire family!

COVID-19 AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Atlantis Submarines in Kona is operating now, and we are accepting reservations for all future dates. At this time they are only offering the submarine … none of the combo packages are available.
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Reserve Now!!!
Check out Atlantis Submarine Kona … the most technologically advanced passenger submarines in the world and the only true submarines operating in Hawaiian waters. Treat yourself to Kona’s most beautiful and captivating underwater scenery. You’ll descend 100 feet into another version of paradise - a 25-acre natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants! Atlantis Kona offers a journey aboard a 48-passenger submarine with a spacious air-conditioned interior, large view-ports and comfortable seating. The knowledgeable and friendly crew will share their love of the ocean on this excursion and provide information ranging from fish identification to scientific data. To observe the magnificent aqua-blue ocean abundant with marine life of Hawaii from a submarine is a “must do” and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Atlantis Submarine Kona — Operating Now!

The submarine dive as a stand-alone event.

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm.

Duration: 1 hour (45 minutes underwater)

Atlantis Submarine / Royal Kona Luau — Currently Unavailable

Enjoy a submarine dive, followed by an evening luau at the Royal Kona Resort. The luau includes an all-you-can-eat island buffet, an authentic imu ceremony (the pig cooked in an underground oven) and a full open bar. This luau features an authentic polynesian show right in downtown Kailua-Kona.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can pick your submarine time. Luau starts at 5pm.

Atlantis Submarine / Island Breeze Luau — Currently Unavailable

Enjoy a submarine dive, followed by an evening at the Island Breeze Luau at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Hotel. The luau includes an all-you-can-eat island buffet, an authentic imu ceremony (pig cooked in an underground oven) and a full open bar. This luau features the beach arrival of the Hawaiian Royal Court and is held at the site of King Kamehameha’s residence (an area that was once “kapu” or forbidden to all but royalty).

Schedule: Tuesday,  Thursday, and Sunday. You can pick your submarine time. Luau starts at 5pm.

Atlantis Submarine / Body Glove Snorkel — currently unavailable

Combine your submarine tour with the Body Glove snorkel tour, which also departs from the Kailua-Kona pier. Dolphins are frequently encountered on this snorkel tour.

Schedule: AM snorkel tour starts at 8:30am. Submarine starts 2:30pm. (available daily from April through mid December)

Atlantis Submarine / Whale Watch Combo — Currently Unavailable

Enjoy a submarine dive followed by a whale watch… get close to Hawaii’s Humpback Whales.

Schedule: Submarine starts at 10am, and Whale Watch is at 1pm. From mid December through April. Offered daily except Wednesdays.

General Information
Reservations: Payment for Atlantis reservations is required at the time this reservation is made. Atlantis Submarines will charge your credit card in full for your seats when your date and time is confirmed by their office.

Check In: Atlantis Retail Store inside Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Parking is available at the hotel. It is $2.00 for up to 4 hours with validation. Free parking is available at Public Parking lot located between Kuakini Highway and Likana Lane, next to Bougainvillea Plaza Building.

GPS: 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona, Hi 96740 Click to view map

Gear Provided: All tours are in English. Headsets providing narrations in Japanese are available upon request.

Restrictions: Children must be 36 inches or taller to ride the submarine. Passengers must be physically capable of ascending and descending a near vertical ladder in order to ride the submarine.

What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.


atlantis submarine
Enjoy the view 100 feet deep
atlantis submarine
Explore the coral reefs and it's inhabitants

CAtlantis Submarine Konaruise Ship Passengers

The Atlantis Submarine dive is available for cruise ship passengers in port in Kona for either the 11:30am or 1:00pm dive times. Check-in is conveniently located right across the street from the cruise ship dock. The cruise lines take all available places at the 10:00am and 2:30pm dive times and they charge $10 more per person (presumably their $10 mark-up is to pay one of their employees to stand at the dock and point at the Atlantis Office and say “Walk over there.”) Save $10pp and book your submarine tour with us; it is the exact same dive!


Combination packages are not available for cruise ship passengers; just the submarine tour itself.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Hawaii is the most isolated island chain in the world. Because of its isolation, our state has the highest percentage of species that exist nowhere else on Earth! Many of these unique species are fish and coral, so you absolutely must take in the marine life when you are here. You can go back home and brag to all your friends that you’ve seen fish that live nowhere else in the entire world! Some visitors choose to snorkel or dive, but the submarine makes it possible to see our amazing marine life even if you don’t want to get wet.

The interior of the submarine feels much like the cabin of an airplane – comfortably air conditioned and pressurized as you go to depth. Your seat faces outward so you can look directly into the gorgeous ocean blue.  The dives are narrated, so you can learn about what you are seeing as it swims by. You will enjoy an unforgettable 45-minute journey aboard a 48-passenger submarine as you visit a huge expanse of beautiful and natural coral reef.

The Submarine is great for kids – they LOVE diving to 100 feet in an actual submarine. Many younger kids really aren’t comfortable snorkeling in the ocean, so this is the best way for them to experience our Hawaiian waters. Just be sure any children in your party are at least 36” tall and that they can handle going down and up the ladder on their own to board and exit the sub – they cannot be carried.

The location for check in for the submarine is in the heart of Kona town, right next to the Kona Pier. This makes it extremely convenient for those staying in Kona, or coming in on a cruise ship – You can walk down the dock for check in. It doesn’t get easier than that!