Monday, November 11, 2013

Odyssey Submarine, Bali

Some 20 years ago, I went to Hawaii with my family and we booked a submarine tour to admire the depths of the ocean from within a submarine. On the day that we were supposed to sail, the trip was cancelled due to bad weather. I was sorely disappointed. When I found out that there is a tourist submarine that sails from Bali, I jumped on the opportunity to bring the boys on their first submarine journey. It was a first for Dean and myself as well.

Odyssey Submarine sails from Amuk Bay on the eastern coast of Bali. It is a short drive from the Bali Safari and Marine Park. Ticket prices include hotel transfers and a buffet lunch in addition to the 45 minutes dive trip. Kids under 5 sail for FREE!

Amuk Bay
Welcome drinks

The submarine takes 36 passengers, and goes to a depth of approximately 35 metres below sea level. All of us passengers were weighed prior to boarding, so the pilot/crew can work out the counter buoyancy required to surface. The length overall of the submarine is approx 17 metres, and width approx 4m; basically that is enough room for 36 passengers to sit comfortably in front of a clear panel, to enjoy the beauty underwater (kids under 5 do not have their own seats).

The Submarine
I have a life-jacket!

On the submarine deck

View from submarine aft

Waiting to go further underwater

View forward

Hello scuba diver!

Photo op with a scuba diver

What a view!

All smiles

Do secure your bookings with payment at least 1 day in advance. Most sailings are full and we saw two families being turned away while we were waiting for our dive.

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  1. Wow. my kids has try a lot of transport but not Submarine yet !
    Sounds pretty cool and I believe your family really enjoy the "diving" experience.

    cheers, andy (SengkangBabies)

    1. Hi Andy, thanks for dropping by. Maybe you'll get a chance to bring your kids on a submarine next time. :)

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