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Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition

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Oranjestad, Aruba
Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Aruba’s underwater world aboard the US Coast Guard–certified Atlantis Submarine. Suitable for all ages, this unique attraction dives to depths of 130 feet (40 meters) in the Caribbean Sea for a close look at shipwrecks and marine life in the Barcadera Reef. The trip on Aruba’s Atlantis Submarine provides spacious, air-conditioned comfort while keeping you dry while underwater.
  • Explore Aruba on a certified submarine
  • View the underwater reef and marine creatures
  • Professional narration on board
  • Dive to depths of 130 feet
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1-hour and 45 minute submarine expedition (actual time in submarine is 60-minutes)
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Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

L.G. Smith Blvd 82, Oranjestad, Aruba

The Atlantis Adventures Center is located across the road from the Renaissance Resort and Casino.

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Experience the voyage of a lifetime aboard the Aruba Atlantis Submarine, a technologically advanced passenger submarine that takes you 130 feet under the ocean in air-conditioned comfort.

Start your tour with a safety briefing and orientation at the Atlantis Adventures Center in downtown Oranjestad. Once aboard Atlantis' surface vessel, moored just off the southeast coast of Aruba, meet the captain and take a window-facing seat as you prepare for a thrilling dive.

Through spacious portholes you’ll see spectacular marine creatures of the Caribbean at the Barcadera Reef, including schools of tropical fish, sponges and coral gardens. View two fascinating shipwrecks narrated by your professional crew enjoy the educational and entertaining commentary.

After surfacing and returning to firm ground, you’ll receive an official dive certificate as proof of your participation.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
De Palm Tours: Atlantis Submarines Expedition
Check-in and boarding of the submarine
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Barcadera
Barcadera Reef; great reef with lots of fish, lobster and moray eels. Starts in 15 feet of water and goes to 80 feet
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be a minimum of 36" in height (90 cm) or 4 years old to ride the submarine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY De Palm Tours N.V.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Do we board a real submarine during the Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:Yes! It's a real submarine. Take an exciting voyage to the depths of 130 feet below the Caribbean sea. You will experience an unforgettable guided tour aboard the largest passenger submarine fleet in the world.
May 2021
Q:
Is the submarine air-conditioned during the Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:Yes - the submarine is air-conditioned for your comfort.
May 2021
Q:
Where is the departure location for the Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:The meeting location for the expedition is the Atlantis Store Oranjestad at L.G. Smith Blvd 82, Oranjestad, across from the Renaissance Resort.
May 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:Please check in at the Atlantis Store at least 30 minutes before departure time.
May 2021
Q:
Are there any restrictions on participating in the Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:Children must be a minimum of 36" in height (90 cm) and 4 years old to ride the submarine. All guests must be able to climb stairs.
May 2021
Q:
How deep do we go during the Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:A ride in this U.S. Coast Guard-certified vessel takes you to 130 feet (40 meters) below the surface of the ocean.
May 2021
Q:
What will we see during the Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:You will see the Barcadera Reef with lots of fish, lobster, and moray eels as well as several different shipwrecks. The crew will provide commentary to learn all about the marine life, ecosystem, and history of the areas visited.
May 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Aruba Atlantis Submarine Expedition.

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star-5
Nice under water adventure
Joy_F
, Oct 2021
This was a great experience. I would Have liked to see more but I did appreciate the experience in every way.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Joy, Thank you for the awesome review!
star-5
Worth every penny! Would absolutely recommend.
Melissa_O
, Oct 2021
This experience was incredible. We saw a HUGE and very bright green moray eel and so many other cool sea creatures, coral and fish. The ride to the submarine was so much fun thanks to our lively guide Donald. Our tour guide in the submarine was also really awesome and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend this activity.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Melissa, We are so happy you enjoyed the underwater views! Stay safe
star-3
Do not recommend
Nate_K
, Oct 2021
First off, this submarine is extremely crowded. They pack as many people on as they can. There are 2 rows of seating back to back in the middle. Each seat is only about a foot wide. There is no back rest in the middle, just whoever is behind you. It gets extremely hot, quick. The couple ship wrecks you see are cool but thats about all you see. We saw a turtle and a couple small fish. To me it was not worth the money. You are better off snorkeling.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Nate, Thank your feedback!
star-3
Almost 5 stars
Carlos_P
, Oct 2021
Very nice crew but overcrowded. You will feel tight with so many people. Overall it was something nice to do.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Carlos, Thank you for the feedback and for this review!
star-5
Under the sea
Marvin_M
, Sep 2021
Very educational and beautiful experience. Also enjoyed the tour guide knowledge,and trufullness about submarines.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Marvin, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy you enjoyed your underwater adventure!
star-5
Under the Sea
Diane_H
, Sep 2021
The trip was amazing: seeing the coral, the fishes and the ship wrecks from the comfort of a climate controlled environment at 138ft below sea level!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Diane, The best way to see the coral reef is in a cool environment! Thank you for sharing and we are happy you enjoyed the tour!
star-5
Fun Time in Aruba
Malvia_D
, Sep 2021
This was my first time in a submarine. It was all I expected and more. We went down 135 feet. All the different things to see, wrecked ships and hearing the history of them was informative. I loved looking at the different fish, big and small, all different colors. The trip was amazing. I would highly recommend others to have this experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi, Welcome to the 1% of the world that has been in a real submarine! Thank you for the awesome review and recommendation!
star-5
Submarine
Sharieka_M
, Sep 2021
It was an amazing experience for my daughter and I. We truly enjoyed the experience as well as the friendly staff.
star-5
Fun!
Vianna_S
, Sep 2021
Fun and educational submarine tour. You take a small boat for a 20 minute ride to the submarine and back, you were on the submarine for about 45 minutes. You got to see a couple of different shipwrecks and it’s nice and cool inside the submarine. Everyone has their own window, very fun especially for those who can’t snuggle!
star-3
Spend Your Money on Something Else
Kyra_D
, Sep 2021
The boat ride/quick Aruba island history was nice. AC on the submarine was great. Interesting to see pretty fish but wasn't worth the price to see in a cramped space. I was glad to be on the first morning tour because people weren't up and out yet.
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