Track the Underwater Kingdom

Big IslandSea Adventures

Hawai‘i Island’s cerulean waters are teeming with life. LIVING CORAL can be found in 57%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, and 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.

Those not afraid to get a little wet can embark on an affordable charter with CAPTAIN COOK SNORKELING CRUISES ( to see the historical Captain Cooke Monument and Kealakekua Bay. Trips leave Keauhou Bay (only 10 minutes south of Kailua-Kona and 45 minutes from Waikoloa Beach Resort). Each adventure is 90 minutes and includes snorkeling, gear, drinks, snacks and floatation devices. ATLANTIS ADVENTURES 800-381-0237 CAPTAIN COOK SNORKELING CRUISES 808-378-7516

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