www.atlantisadventures.com – Atlantis Adventures
Submerge yourself in a world of beauty.
Boomer Jules Verne wannabees and their kids can now join Captain Nemo under the sea. First, some background. Dennis Hurd, President & CEO, used the profits from his worldwide service company, Offshore Engineering Corporation, to found Atlantis Adventures. Based in Vancouver, Canada, he launched his first battery-powered, nonpolluting Atlantis Submarine in December 1985 off the coast of the Cayman Islands and was an instant hit. Atlantis I was based on 15 years experience in the research and commercial submersible industry and the prototype for Atlantis II, which was displayed at Expo86 in Vancouver. Atlantis I and II led to the development of Atlantis III, a 48-passenger sub, and this was the first submarine to be certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1994, the Atlantis XIV 64-passenger submarine was designed. Spanning more than 100 feet, it is the world’s largest passenger submarine. Since then, more than 12 million adventurous travelers have boarded the 28, 48, and 64-passenger submarines.
Atlantis Adventures has operations in many of the most popular tropical resort locales, including Aruba, Barbados, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Guam, St. Thomas, and on the Hawaiian islands of Kona, Maui, and Oahu. Atlantis Submarines operates tourist submarines, semi-submersibles, and related island tours, as well as offering catamaran sailing and snorkeling. In 2009, Atlantis Submarines was the first attraction in the world to achieve double certification from Green Globe and Green Certifications in recognition of their active efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, while offering the unique opportunity to take guests underwater to experience the beauty of the underwater world in an authentic submarine.
Atlantis started the “School Children’s Program” in Barbados where classroom work is followed by a dive, providing children with exposure to the ocean environment. Over 40,000 local school children have participated in the company’s “Living Classroom” outreach program designed to educate children about protecting the marine environment and teach basic ways to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” bringing focus and attention to the underwater world’s stunning beauty. These tours are available year-round for schools, camps and social groups. Mascot Subby the Seahorse and the Atlantis staff make visits upon request. Be sure to follow the adventures on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Boomers and their families will enjoy immersing themselves in this wonderful jam-packed website that offers up a uniquely different approach to educate and explore our big, beautiful world and create lasting memories.