Have you ever been in a submarine? You should. I had the opportunity to ride one for the first time in my life that took me to depths well beyond 100 feet. For a girl that under no other circumstances go that deep in the ocean, it was my chance to see it all and without getting wet. It was simply AMAZING!
During the past 100 years, the natural reefs off the coast of Waikiki have been disappearing. The company that operates the submarine that I rode, Atlantis Submarines, helped to reverse this problem by creating several man-made reefs in collaboration with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Program. The site consists of two sunken ships; a U.S. Navy vessel, a Korean fishing vessel, man-made reefs structures, and the remnants of two sunken airlines.
I also enjoyed seeing a large number of reefs residents; fish species seen only in Hawaii’s waters. I was so fortunate and I don’t think I will ever forget that ride.
I take my hat off and thank this private corporation for giving back to our country, so that not only our children but future generations have the opportunity to enjoy this natural resources.
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