Atlantis Submarine Tour, Barbados

Jocelyn Murray May 11, 2011 No Comments

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The Barbados Atlantis Submarine is a fun, safe and comfortable way for people of all ages to explore the rich marine life in the dazzling waters of the Caribbean Sea.  We took our 2 children (ages 7 and 9) on this exciting tour.

Atlantis Submarine Tour Barbados

Atlantis Submarine Tour Barbados

After a short ferry ride on a boat that took us out to sea, we boarded the submarine and then descended to a depth between 115-150 feet. Our tour guide was very informative as he spoke of the marine life and history of the area.

Inside Atlantis Submarine Barbados

Inside Atlantis Submarine Barbados at a depth of over 100 feet

Visibility was excellent, and the submarine itself was roomy and comfortable, with large viewing windows.

Atlantis Submarine Tour Barbados School of Fish

Atlantis Submarine Tour School of Fish

We saw fish of all shapes, sizes and colors, (swimming in schools or alone) sea turtles, crustaceans (including lobster), the coral reef, and even a sunken ship (although this ship was purposely sunk to aid in the proliferation of marine life, it was still a captivating sight). And although I am one who easily gets seasick, I did not have a problem on this tour, other than slight queasiness which was mostly due to the rough sea conditions and inclement weather that day.

Atlantis Submarine Tour Exhibit Barbados

Atlantis Submarine Tour Exhibit Barbados

After the tour – which lasted about 40 minutes total – we surfaced and boarded the ferry boat, where we were offered a variety of beverages (assorted soft drinks and rum punch) to sip while being transported back to the dock.

Atlantis Submarine Tour Shipwreck Barbados

Atlantis Submarine Tour Shipwreck Barbados

Because of its popularity, I suggest booking this tour in advance or online to avoid lines and delays.

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Welchman Hall Gully Barbados
St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation, Barbados
Farley Hill National Park, Barbados
Harrison’s Cave Barbados
Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Mount Gay Rum Distillery, Barbados

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Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level.

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