Let the exploration begin.
As the submersible gets closer to the wreck, passengers move in their seats to get the best view possible. Some bring out their phones to film the myriad of ocean life that have made the wreck their home. Later on, back at the surface, they will be marveling at the clarity of the footage captured from inside the hull.
The pilot, seated at the back, gently and easily maneuvers the submersible close to the wreck. So close, in fact, that it feels like you can reach out and touch it or any of the curious sea creatures that swoop in to investigate this new arrival. The pilot switches on the submersible’s external lights. Suddenly there is an explosion of colour – everywhere the light touches corals and creatures shimmer in vibrant hues.
As the sub smoothly makes its way around wreck, the pilot, who thanks to his position in the sub can see exactly what you see, guides you through what is outside, pointing out different species and providing a little bit of information about each.
You lean back – maybe you even pour yourself a glass of champagne and chose one of your favourite tunes to play over the Bluetooth audio system – as you experience the awe of visiting the only place left on our planet where wildlife doesn’t automatically see you as a threat and flee, but instead come up close to check you (and the submersible) out. The sudden arrival of a shark provides the a rush of excitement inside the sub, not to mention the perfect photo opportunity.
You realise with a jolt just how long you’ve been immersed in this serene world when the pilot announces that it is time to head back up.