The world inside the sea is different; dark yet colorful; calm yet wild and known yet unknown. It is really difficult to let go of such a world without seeing. I didn’t miss the chance of a submarine tour when I was visiting Hawaii. I can’t emphasize enough that it is one of the must-do activities in this exotic island. I purchased a ticket from Atlantis in Waikiki and spent a memorable afternoon 100 ft under the surface of the Pacific ocean.
A submarine tour in Hawaii
When I boarded a ship, a rainbow greeted me.
We were told that we would be going to the middle of the sea by a ship to board a submarine.
I looked up and saw floating clouds all around. I simply closed my eyes and felt the soft breeze on my skin. I was marveling at the beautiful blue Pacific.
First glimpse of the Submarine
I was all too excited to board a submarine for the first time. I felt proud to be a part of an era where technology has progressed to such a point that one can go in the depths of the ocean within minutes. Now while writing the story of that day, the sudden appearance of the submarine from the depth of the sea is crystal clear in my memory. It feels just a day before! (I often feel, our memory is nothing but sheer magic.) After the sudden appearance of the submarine, my mood morphed from pleasant to astonishing.I was all too excited to board a submarine for the first time. I felt proud to be a part of an era where technology has progressed to such a point that one can go in the depths of the ocean within minutes. Click To Tweet
We could see only a part of the submarine above the sea. Most of it was inside the water. When our boat went near, and we were ready to board the submarine, the captain welcomed us with a smile.
Inside the Submarine
Finally, the much awaited moment came. I entered this magic machine to witness the ocean in a way like never before. I thanked the Dutchman, Cornelis Drebbel, the inventor of the first navigable submarine for his invention.I entered this magic machine to witness the ocean in a way like never before Click To Tweet
When I first sat inside the submarine a thought sparkled in me – submarines were widely used during the world wars. I questioned myself – why do human beings fight even after inventing such incredible things? (Such useless questions keep coming back!)When I first sat inside the submarine a thought sparkled in me - submarines were widely used during the world wars. I questioned myself - why do human beings fight even after inventing such incredible things? Click To Tweet
Just before the journey, the way I felt can only be described by a Swedish word Resfeber (n.) which means –
The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins.
Inside the Submarine – A video
If you want to go for a trip in a submarine someday, then this video is for you. If you already have an experience of such a trip, then revisit your memories once more! (Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.)
In the depths of the Pacific
And the journey began.
Underwater marine life is full of bright colors; green sea turtles, yellow tangs, sharks and many other colorful species. I saw how the remnants of a sunken ship and crashed airplane have become a shelter and a playground to innumerable marine lives.I saw how the remnants of a sunken ship and crashed airplane have become a shelter and a playground to innumerable marine lives. Click To Tweet
I looked at the cockpit and saw it was 106ft below the surface of the sea (Wow! I remember I wanted to become a diver at that very moment.). I promised to bring my kids once they reach the minimum height. Undoubtedly, this is also a must-do thing in Hawaii for school-going kids.
Video of this Submarine trip
No amount of words can describe the thrill and beauty of nature’s treasure trove that I saw from the submarine. Although the thick glass of the window inside the submarine didn’t allow my camera to capture those exact colors which I was seeing, still you can get the feel of this magical trip.
A short video for you all (Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you want to visit faraway places from the comfort of that laptop).
At the end of the trip
After an hour, we came up from the depth of the ocean; from the depth of nature’s treasure house. When I came out of the submarine, a lone ship welcomed me. It has to complete the rest of the journey like all of us.
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