Have you ever been in a Submarine?
Like a real one in the real ocean, not some ride at a theme park?
Not me, and honestly I had no plans to do so. That is until we booked a cruise that stopped in Cozumel, we were researching unique things to do in Cozumel with kids and Atlantis Submarines popped up! All of a sudden riding in a real submarine was screaming my name! “Come on Jenn, Book me”
You have to add this amazing adventure to your Bucket List! Atlantis Submarine takes you in the Ocean in a real submarine for the experience of a lifetime!
At first I was a bit nervous since I was unsure of what to expect and really this is an experience you can’t control, once you get into the submarine you are really stuck in there in the deep blue sea. The staff was well trained and very friendly. They provided all the necessary safety training before boarding the transport boat that takes you to submarine.
So you are on this transport boat for about a ten minute ride. The boat stops in the middle of the ocean but there is no submarine anywhere in sight. So here I am with my kids in Mexico thinking oh great what did we get ourselves into. But then out of nowhere the sub starts to emerge from the water! This was such a cool sight. You see the little top and slowly the whole submarine emerges. Once the sub is secured to the transport boat they put a bridge across to connect the two and you hop on and climb on in! Once the sub is closed and cleared it descends right back into the ocean not leaving a trace!
Finally once we were in the deep blue sea the actual submarine tour started. The crew was great with pointing out the different kinds of fish and the different corals. They even had cards for each passenger with all the different types of fish with pictures for you to identify each fish as we cruised along!
So picture this we are now about 80ft below the ocean’s surface and they started playing the music from Jaw’s. The crew had a twisted sense of humor but oh course it was all in good fun!
The submarine has a digital reading inside that tells you how far below you are. At the furthest point we were 110ft below the surface!
Holy moly, never did I think I would be that far under water and still dry!
We saw everything from small fish to giant fish, stingrays, and even a sea turtle. They also took us to a big coral reef, who knew rocks could be so beautiful! Its a whole different world in the deep blue sea! Before we headed back, we saw a sunken ship. This 154ft ship use to be a US Navy Ship but was sold to the Mexican Navy. Only the best divers make it to a ship wreck like this but thanks to my Submarine ride I didn’t even have to get in those waters, because lets be real this mama is not going that deep in the Mexican sea or any ocean for that matter!
(The lighting inside the submarine is really wacky, making it a little hard to get decent pictures)
Atlantis Submarines has submarines in Cozumel, Aruba, Hawaii, Grand Cayman, Guam, St. Thomas and Barbados!
If you are going to any of these destinations in the future, check out Atlantis Submarines!
This adventure is truly one you and your children will never forget, I promise!
**Mom Tip : Buy the picture they are selling, It is a great keepsake and I think I only paid about $12 for it**
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**This is NOT a sponsored post, this activity was paid for by us and booked directly through Carnival** All opinions are my own, all photographs are my own**