Track the Underwater KingdomBig Island
Hawai‘i Island’s cerulean waters are teeming with life. LIVING CORAL can be found in 57 percent of the waters surrounding the island—the highest percentage in the main Hawaiian Islands. Where there’s coral, there are fish, and there are island TOUR-BOAT COMPANIES SPECIALIZING IN UNDERWATER VIEWS.
ATLANTIS ADVENTURES has a 65-foot, air-conditioned SUBMARINE with 26 large portholes, conducts tours off Kailua-Kona. The sub cruises past hundreds of tropical fish that populate an 18,000-year-old, 25-acre fringing coral reef that lies some 100 feet below the surface. The company, which in 2013 celebrated its 25th year of sharing the magnificence of Hawai‘i’s marine environment and message of conservation with guests from around the world, offers PACKAGE TOURS that include a combination SUBMARINE/ VOLCANO AIR TOUR and, from December through April, whale-watching tours.