Maui Atlantis Submarine with West Maui Mountain

Atlantis Submarine Maui - Dive to 100 feet in a real sub!

Maui Atlantis Submarine captain

Atlantis Submarine Maui off the coast of Lahaina

Maui Atlantis Submarine captain

Your captain narrates as you begin your descent!

Maui Atlantis Submarine underwater

Reaching the ocean bottom on Atlantis Submarine

Maui Atlantis Submarine large view ports

Large view ports for looking out at the amazing marine life!

Maui Atlantis Submarine approaching a sunken ship

Atlantis Submarine approaching a sunken ship

Maui Atlantis Submarine by a sunken ship

Large schools of tropical fish are attracted to the new reef

Maui Atlantis Submarine Carthaginian docked in Lahaina Harbor

The Carthaginian was a replica whaling ship docked in Lahaina

Maui Atlantis Submarine Cartheginian underwater reef

...and purposely sunk in 2005 to create the artificial reef

Maui Atlantis Submarine 100 feet down

Over 100 feet down you will see amazing tropical fish & coral reef!

Maui Atlantis Submarine humpback whale encounter

It is rare... but humpback whales have been sited from the sub!

COVID-19 AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Atlantis Submarines has announced that they are resuming Maui operations on 3/16/2021 and we are NOW accepting tour reservation on or after that date!
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Submerge yourself in a different world, where your air becomes ocean, your foliage is a coral garden, and your vehicle is one of the world’s most sophisticated submarines. Explore Maui’s underwater paradise to a depth of 130′ aboard the 48 passenger Atlantis submarine. Spacious, air conditioned surroundings and extra-large viewing ports allow you to relax and enjoy the wonders of the ocean deep.

The major underwater attraction on Maui is the sunken remains of the “Carthaginian,” a replica whaling ship that was a  ”floating museum” docked at the entrance to Lahaina Harbor for decades. The aging attraction became too difficult and too expensive to maintain, and its location just outside the harbor wasn’t exactly a good spot for an unscheduled shipwreck. Atlantis Submarines proposed a plan to tow the ship offshore south of the Lahaina and to intentionally sink it knowing that it would attract a host of sea life. On December 13, 2005 after two years of preparation the plan was carried out and it has done just that. The wreckage of the “Carthaginian” is seen on all the Maui Atlantis Submarine dives.

Submarine Dive – available starting 3/16/2021

Add deeper meaning to your island visit by diving to depths well over 100 feet in the safety and comfort of an air-conditioned, Coast Guard approved, real submarine. Explore the vibrant eco-system created by the sunken “Carthaginian,” supporting all types of indigenous fish, coral and marine life. The visibility in the calm waters is usually 80+ feet and much of the time over 100+ feet. The tour is 1 hour and 45 minutes and from December through April enjoy whale watching during the ship-to-shore journey.

Submarine / Maui Value Pass – temporarily unavailable

Atlantis Submarines also offers the MAUI VALUE PASS! For $25 more you get the submarine tour, as well as tickets to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium (a $25 value), the Maui Tropical Plantation tram tour (an $8 value), and the Bailey House Museum (a $7 value). You must do the submarine tour first so that you can pick up your tickets for the other 3. When making your reservation, request the Maui Value Pass! This is an excellent entertainment value!

Submarine / Luau Combo – temporarily unavailable

Atlantis Submarines also offers the SUBMARINE / LUAU COMBO which offers the submarine experience followed by an evening at the Royal Lahaina Luau.

General Information
Schedule: Daily at 9am, 10am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

Reservations: Payment for this reservation 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 Ticket Office located in the Pioneer Inn Hotel

GPS: 658 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761. Click to view map

Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Restrictions:  There is no minimum age but the minimum height for Atlantis Submarine is 36″. Each guest is required to independently navigate a nearly vertical 10-step ladder into and out of 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 maui
You will see many tropical sea creatures
atlantis submarine shipwreck
Large schools of fish are attracted to the shipwreck reef

Catlantis submarineruise Ship Passengers

NCL cruise ship passengers are able do the Atlantis Submarines on the afternoon of the first day or the morning of the second day in port in Kahului. The drive to Lahaina takes an hour and we can arrange a rental car with shuttle pick-up at the harbor. The Maui Value Pass is also possible, but you should do the submarine on the first day so you have time to do the other events on day 2.


Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do Atlantis Submarines since it departs from the same harbor in Lahaina where your cruise ship tender arrives. We don’t recommend the Maui Value Pass for Lahaina cruise ship passengers because all the other included events are in central Maui and require a drive of 45+ minutes.


If your cruise ship is making a call in Kona, we recommend you do Atlantis Submarines there  as the check in location is right across the street from the dock where the cruise ship tenders arrive.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

It is just amazing how different the world appears the moment you stick your head under the surface of the ocean. It’s like exploring a different planet with a different atmosphere … one made up of liquid instead of air. The beauty of the reef and the creatures that call it home are a must-see on your vacation to Hawaii.

The two vessels on this page serve a very different purpose. Atlantis Submarines is a TRUE submarine in every sense of the word. It is a pressurized submarine that descends to a depth of about 100 feet and explores a reef and a shipwreck lying on the bottom. It is a remarkable experience to descend to that depth and it gives you a “Jacques Cousteau-like” adventure. There are access issues for the submarine. Children shorter than 36″ are not permitted because they aren’t tall enough to negotiate the rungs of the nearly vertical ladder on the way down into the sub. And this is not an excursion for those who are mobility-impared in any way. All guests must be physically capable of descending independently into the passenger compartment. Oh one cool tip for video … wear a red shirt on the sub, and while you are descending and ascending point the video camera at yourself. The color red just disappears as the sub descends into the blue and it is fun to watch this color change happen when you play back your video.

There is also a “semi-submersible” called the Reef Dancer that is also a fun option!