Aboard the Atlantis Submarine

The grade 4 classes at our elementary school were treated to a field trip aboard the Atlantis Submarine last week!

The Atlantis Submarine (photo courtesy Pride of Maui)
My son LOVED the adventure. The highlights of the tour were:
- feeling the change in altitude when sinking to a depth of 116 ft below sea level
- seeing the spotted eagle ray in nature (as opposed to the aquarium)
- checking out the 'shipwreck' (a boat anchored to the ocean floor in 1995 to create an artificial reef)
- learning how things look with diminished light when you are so far under the surface (did you know the edges of your teeth look orange?)
- seeing goat fish and learning about corral
- watching the Atlantis' tug boat

imaginations run wild when you get to see an old sunken ship!
For him, the best part was experiencing the submarine shooting out from the water, it was a huge thrill.

The Atlantis Submarine is anchored off-shore at Lahaina Harbor. You take a shuttle-boat from dock and board the submarine using a ramp.

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