Once a claustrophobic journey through the deep, non-military submarines have come a long way. Previously, passengers only had a small porthole, if they were lucky.
Now, the modern day allows for safe access for the average tourist in a technologically-advanced, comfortable craft.
Atlantis Submarines operates at multiple locations in Hawaii and the Caribbean. The recreational fleet was inspired by subs that founder Dennis Hurd originally operated on oil rigs. The flagship Atlantis XIV, is the world’s largest passenger submarine at more than 100 feet long, and can dive with 64 passengers.
With climate controlled with large windows, the standard dive is an hour-long 100-foot-deep journey among the coral and colorful sea life.