Years ago I heard about a submarine that took civilians on a ride beneath the surface of
the ocean. The vessel was taking passengers under water in the Caribbean Sea. While in the Cayman
Islands Lynn and I took a ride on the vessel mentioned. However, it was a semi-submersible rather
than a true submarine. The ride was fascinating even though our view was only a few feet below
the surface. The bottom fell away from us as the craft departed from the shore. Fish swam all
around the viewing ports as divers swam nearby putting food in the water.
I had also heard of an actual submarine that would take people beneath to ocean, but it was
located in Puerto Rico. For many years I didn't hear any more about the true submersible. Then,
on a trip to Hawaii, I finally saw one of the civilian submarines floating off the coast of
Honolulu. I decided to look into the possibility, when we got home, that Lynn and I could take
a ride on such a watercraft someday. As luck would have it, we didn't have to wait umtil we
got home. The company that owns the civilian subs has several of the submersibles deployed at
various locations around the islands.
So, an underwater adventure was going to be available for us during our cruise around the
Hawaiian Islands. So come along with us as we take a dive beneath the sea.
Our cruise ship as seen from a tender as we head for shore