Atlantis Submarine Waikiki

An amazing undersea adventure on a real submarine

Atlantis Submarine Waikiki departs from the Hilton Hawaiian Village

Beachfront departure from the Hilton Hawaiian Village

Atlantis Submarine Waikiki boat shuttle

A boat shuttles you out to the submarine dive site

Atlantis Submarine Waikiki captain

Your captain narrates as you descend to the coral reef

Atlantis Submarine Waikiki whipwrecks attracts fish

Shipwrecks and sunken planes attract myriads of fish

Atlantis Submarine Waikiki Large viewports

Large viewports for superior visibility

Atlantis Submarine Waikiki a large school of fish

Sharks, stingrays, eels and large schools of fish are frequently seen

Atlantis Submarine Waikiki view of Waikiki

View of Waikiki from the sub's offshore dive site

Atlantis Submarine Waikiki trolley hotel pickup

The Atlantis trolley provides free Waikiki hotel pickup

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Check out Atlantis Submarines Waikiki, the most technologically advanced passenger submarines in the world and the only true submarines operating in these waters. You’ll descend 100 feet into another version of paradise – one hidden even from the people of Hawaii for centuries. Your submarine journey will take you to a dive site filled with tropical fish, coral, sea turtles, and sunken shipwrecks and airplanes that attract all of this marvelous sea life.

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. Both subs have spacious air-conditioned interiors. The actual length of the dive AND the dive route are identical on both tours.

Premium Atlantis Submarine Tour – 45 minute dive

The premium submarine tour takes place on the world’s largest hi-tech passenger submarine. This sub has a 64 passenger capacity. View ports on board the premium sub tour are 27% larger than those on the smaller submarine. The larger submarine also offers superior comfort and an enhanced amount of space per person. Seating on board this sub is on individual chairs with seat-backs (compared to bench-style seating on the smaller sub).

Schedule: Daily. Hourly departures from 9am to 3pm.  9am and 12pm to 3pm dives are narrated in English. 10am and11am dives are narrated in Japanese with English headsets available.

Capacity: 64 passengers

Original Atlantis Submarine Tour – 45 minute dive

The original submarine journey takes place aboard a 48-passenger submarine. These subs have been featured on National Geographic TV. Just as on the premium tour, 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.

Schedule: Daily. Hourly departures from 9am to 3pm. All dives are narrated in English, except for the 10am dive which is in Japanese.

Capacity: 48 passengers

General Information
Duration: Actual underwater tour time is 45 minutes on both the premium and standard dives. Shuttle boat ride from the pier to the submarine site plus transfer is 10 minutes each way.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required … 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 Submarine ticket office located beachside behind the Hilton Hawaiian Village at the western end of Waikiki. Check-in 30 minutes before the scheduled submarine tour time.

GPS: 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 Click to view map

Tour includes: Food and beverages are not provided on this tour.

Gear Provided: If you are booked for a tour that is not narrated in your native language, headsets providing narrations in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean are available upon request.

Restrictions: Children must be 36 inches or taller to ride the submarine (no exceptions to this rule). Passengers must be physically capable of ascending and descending a near vertical 7-step ladder in order to ride the submarine.

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

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

Note: Shuttle service is provided throughout Waikiki to transport you from your hotel to the Hilton Hawaiian Village for $12 per person for the round-trip.  

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Amazing underwater adventure
view of waikiki
Take in the panoramic view of Waikiki

CAtlantis Submarines Waikikiruise Ship Passengers

The Atlantis Submarine dive is available for cruise ship passengers in port in Oahu but no transportation from the pier is provided to Waikiki. We recommend that you do your submarine dive when you are in port in Kona, since the check-in there is right across the street from the cruise ship dock. Save $10 per person off the cruise ship rate and book your Kona Submarine Dive with us.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Hawaii is the most isolated archipelago (fancy word for 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. Some visitors choose to snorkel or dive, but for those guest who don’t want to get wet, they can experience the underwater world by looking out the window of a REAL submarine! Imagine going home and telling your friends that you not only saw fish found nowhere else in the world; you dove 100 feet below the surface. Have any of your friends been on a submarine dive??? Probably not!

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. If you like more leg room and larger viewing ports, book the Premium Submarine. The Premium Submarine also has individual seats with backs, so if you need extra lumbar support, this is the way to go.

The dives are narrated (make sure you pick a dive time that narrates in your preferred language), so you can learn about what you are seeing as it swims by. The submarine visits sunken airplanes and shipwrecks and it is amazing to not only see this underwater wreckage, but also observe the reef system and marine life that has developed on and around it.

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 – children cannot be carried up or down this ladder.