Friday, April 25, 2008

Hawaiian Redux: Dive! Dive!

I know I haven't been telling you much about what is going on in our lives but its been kind of mundane anyway:

Noah's been going to school; having a few behavior issues. The twins are plugging along as usual, learning to share. I am trying to spiff up the living room decor a bit, and I will tell you all about those things later, but I want to finish working on my Hawaii photos.

I hope I am not becoming one of those people who forces folks to sit through their vacation slide show for 4 hours (or 2 weeks as it is now!).

While Daddy was at his Hawaiian doctor's conference, Noah and I went on a trip on a real submarine! The company is called Atlantis Submarines and they take a group out on a boat and head out to where the submarine is anchored in the ocean. This is no Disneyland-Submarine-on-a-Track ride! Its a real submarine that really dives and is driven by a pilot! You step over to the submarine from the boat, and climb down the hatch into the sub and head down under the water for a 45 minute ride. We eventually dived below 100 feet.

Since you lose color underwater, most of the photos are kind of bad, but I took video, too!

We really had a great time. We saw two sunken ships and lots of fish. The pilot explains a lot about what you are looking at and goes by each ship twice so both sides of the submarine get a good view. Its kind of pricey but our condo rental gave us a free kid's ticket with an adult fare.

Here is another view of the inside of the sub:

The next day we went to a luau! Stay tuned for pretty girls and muscle-y guys SHAKIN' IT!


Snowbird said...

I am enjoying the Hawaiian vacation but I was kind of wondering if you guys were still around or what? ;-) I need some pictures of my other two grandkids pretty soon! LOL

Rachel said...

This is SUPER cool. I would love to do something like this. I had no idea you could do this. Thanks!

Snowbird said...

Emails to you on both addresses keep bouncing back. What's the problem? I figured maybe I could get ahold of you this way.

Cindy said...

Wow! I don't know which is more frightening the fish that pluck your hair out for nesting, or being stuck hundreds of feet underwater in a tin can with all those people! I was starting to hyperventilate just watching the video. Darn claustrophobia.

Ok, I guess I'm one of those weird people that come to your house and beg to see vacation photos. Keep 'em coming!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Cindy, yeah I was a little worried. I don't have claustrophobia but I do have a fear of flying (not that it stopped me from going to hawaii, thank you very much Xanax!). Actually, flying is fine, its the falling from the sky for 10 minutes before you hit the ground I don't much like.

So, I figured submarines would be the opposite. But they said if anything went wrong, there is enough oxygen for each of us for a half hour and it takes 5 minutes to get to the surface. I wasn't nervous at all, thank goodness.

Mom, I will get some pics of the twins up soon before finishing the Hawaii posts. I DO have a post-Hawaii life. Its just not as photogenic!