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De Palm Tours: Atlantis Submarines Expedition

Adventure Center in downtown Oranjestad | Atlantis Submarines Store downtown across from the Renaissance Resort, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 522 4600
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For an unique underwater view without getting wet you book a tour with Atlantis Submarines or Seaworld Explorer. With Atlantis Submarines you'll take an exciting voyage to depths of 130 feet below the Caribbean Sea. This fun and educational tour brings you to the Barcadera Reef and different shipwrecks. The submarine is the largest passenger submarine fleet in the world, US Coast Guard Certified and fully air-conditioned. The Seaworld Explorer is the perfect tour for all ages. Sit in air-conditioned comfort, 5 feet below the surface, in this spacious semi-submarine developed in Australia for use on the Great Barrier Reef. See hundreds of tropical fish and coral formations at the WWII German shipwreck Antilla and Arashi Reef.
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Adventure Center in downtown Oranjestad | Atlantis Submarines Store downtown across from the Renaissance Resort, Oranjestad, Aruba
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+297 522 4600
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The concept is great. However the view is not what you see if the brochure. The view is very cloudy, pictures turn out gray. The fish which are colorful when snorkeling and basically gray because of the cloudy nature of the waters you go in.

Thank DaveThornbury
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting but it was a full load of people squished in. I wish we would have been able to see more fish and the pictures did not turn out well through the windows. I'm glad I could say I've done this and they...More

Thank Louise J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All the staff on the Atlantis Submarine Expedition were very courteous and knowledgeable. Angie specifically did an amazing job. She know's so much about the different fish in the ocean. I have a daughter and she was amazing with her. Very kid friendly excursion. Would...More

Thank Ashleigh V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I rarely give low marks on reviews, but this was probably the most underwhelming excursion I have ever been rinsed for. At $109 per person (and apparently kids over 12 are 'adults' and pay the same price) this was $440 I really wished I hadnt...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such an awesome experience. We saw some beautiful fish and a sunken ship. Such a pleasure to have had this time with my hubby.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended so we were really excited to go. It was very expensive ($120/person) but we were told it was worth it. Unfortunately it was extremely disappointing. The island was very small and the lines were so long we ended up waiting...More

Thank Sterling O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently took this as part of a see and sea tour offered through our cruise line. The sea portion was horrible. They took you to see a shipwreck and we did see that but the water was so murky/hazy that the only other thing...More

Thank Sharon A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, I get that it is a submarine and space will be limited. However, it seats 48, and they pack them in. Good thing you are there to see fish, because you will be a sardine! We went down to a depth of 144 feet....More

Thank MK101010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good trip. Interesting but I wouldn’t do it again. Quite claustrophobic and very tight together seating but worth a go !

Thank Helen J
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first time on a submarine and it was really really amazing. It was a little worrying when an open boat turned up to collect us. But we soon realised, this was not the submarine, and no, we wasn’t going to drown. It...More

Thank Michaela C
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Mia J
11 January 2018|
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Response from Sherry G | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small space, so there's a good chance you'll feel uncomfortable. It's a semi submarine though, so if at anytime you can't take it, you could go up top and just enjoy the cruise without the underwater views.
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jdw268
4 October 2017|
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Response from Damion M | Reviewed this property |
We took a cab from the resort.
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19 December 2016|
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Response from DePalmTours | Property representative |
Your cruise company can answer this question because it depends at which dock they will be. This changes per ship. There's always a person at the cruise terminal guiding you to the correct tour but you'll have to book the... More
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