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“Good for kids, but a waste for adults”

Atlantis Submarines
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Atlantis Submarine Expedition - Grand Cayman
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Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: Atlantis Submarine Expedition
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Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: Semi-Submarine and Fish Feeding Show
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Atlantis Submarines Cayman provides entertaining underwater tours for all ages.Our Atlantis Submarine dives to 100 feet, while our Seaworld Observatory operates on the surface only.Guests must be 4 years old and 3 feet tall to take the submarine excursion, but all ages are welcome on the Seaworld Observatory
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good for kids, but a waste for adults”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We went on five excursions during our week in Cayman and this was the only one that we did not like. We were able to see better during scuba and snuba outings. Our sub was not even half filled so they wanted you to climb across the long bench as the sites moved from side to side. I am mid-30s, and even I was not in the mood to crawl across the the bumpy seats as they wanted. That was somewhat annoying, but the worst was that I was at the very back of the sub and got to listen to the "2nd officer" chat on a personal conversation throughout the trip. I could barely hear what was being said over the speakers. The laughing and talking made me regret spending 198 for 2 of us. If you decide to go on this- avoid the back of the boat. If you can snuba or scuba - both cheaper and better sights.

Visited June 2013
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Lindenhurst, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great view of the reef”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were lucky on our trip, as we only had 17 people on board. This meant that there was no need to cruise both side of the sub, so we got an extended reef tour. We got to see lots of local sea life as well as enjoying the reef itself. The trip took us down to a little over 100 feet which was really neat. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see the sea life.

Visited May 2013
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Windsor, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“For those who don't scuba dive”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

My wife and I don't scuba dive. In order for us to see a coral reef this voyage became a must. A wide variety of fish and coral are on display and if you are lucky you might see a ray and a sea turtle. The water is crystal clear and the colours exhibited are wonderful.
Viewings cannot be guaranteed, of course. Our guide was excellent and had a great sense of humour. Remember, there are no toilet facilities either on the launch that takes you to the submarine or on the submarine itself.

Visited April 2013
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Oakton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice Experience”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Well done although the humor of the staff was tired and lame. Would have been much better experience with more information or some newer material. The submarine is comfortable and well maintained. I felt safe the entire cruise. Good visibility and many things to see.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great time! Must do!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We went on our own at Georgetown and this was my first time to Grand Cayman. Was a little disappointed with the island, but the Atlantis submarine excursion was a pleasant surprise.

The crew were all very friendly and seemed to know their stuff. They have an impeccable safety record according to them as well. The trip was about an hour long and we got down to over 100ft deep. I would highly recommend giving them a try, especially if you or someone in your party has never been.

Visited March 2013
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