The first sightseeing submarine was invented and built in 1964 in Sweden. She could take on board 40 passengers and dive to a depth of 610 meters: it is still the deepest of all submarines of this class.
Over the past 10 years, 48 submarines for tourists have been built in the world. Over the entire period of operation, sightseeing submarines have never suffered an accident, so they can safely be called the safest means of transportation.
On Gran Canaria, Atlantida Submarine S.L. entertains tourists with excursions in a submarine. Eight dives are carried out daily, lasting 45 minutes to a depth of 20–25 m, sonorously called “Submarine Adventures”.
The design of the tourist submarine is fundamentally different from military prototypes. It is much more modest in size, equipped with large acrylic portholes and runs on battery power, as a result of which its speed and range are limited, but it has increased maneuverability and can also hover over the seabed.
In addition to the portholes, the passengers of the submarine have at their disposal personal monitors, on which you can observe what is happening overhead at this moment.
A special yellow bus three times a day collects tourists at resort hotels and delivers directly on board submarines.
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Traveling on the Golden Shark Yellow Submarine starts at the lighthouse in Puerto de Mogan in the southwest of the island of Gran Canaria.
40-minute trips are held every day, diving starts from 10:00 to 18:00 (the latest dive is at 17:10).
There are no restrictions on health and age; pregnant women and children are allowed on the submarine (discounts apply for children from 2 to 12 years old).
Tickets for the submarine can be booked in advance on the official website.
How to get there
Dive at Puerto de Mogan. Those who get their own transport, reach the port and further to the very end of the pier, towards the restaurant El Faro de Mogan. There is also parking for cars. Do not get lost further, the yellow tent is clearly visible and it is not possible to mix it up with anything. This is where the dive starts.
You can also use the yellow bus, which takes tourists directly from the hotels. The bus schedule is attached in the photos section.
Time and cost of visiting
Diving takes place daily at 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:30, 16:20 and 17:10 hours.
A ticket for adults costs € 31.50, and for children from 3-12 years old it costs 16 €. Sometimes there are discounts that can be tracked on the official website, and tickets can be purchased for adults and children for 28.35 and 14.40 euros, respectively.