Firm Offers Wide Variety of Plans Leaving From George Town Dock

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GEORGE TOWN -- Atlantis Submarines offers several dive programs on Grand Cayman.

All dives depart from the Atlantis dock in George Town.

Children age 12 and under are half price; teen rates are offered; children must be over three feet tall.

Ticket prices include a catamaran cruise to and from the Atlantis sub, video and photo opportunities (1000 ASA film is recommended) and an Atlantis dive certificate.

The programs are:

* The Atlantis Discovery is an 80-foot reef dive priced at $55 per person.

* The Atlantis Expedition aboard the 48-passenger air-conditioned Atlantis XI with a pilot and a co-pilot offers the 100-foot dive into the coral canyons of the National Marine Park off Grand Cayman.

The dives depart hourly six days a week and are priced at $72 per adult.

* The Atlantis Odyssey, $82 per adult, features Atlantis divers who perform acrobatics on underwater scooters and handfeed fish in front of the viewing windows. An Odyssey night dive also is offered.

* The Atlantis Deep Explorer 800, introduced in 1985, takes place on a two-passenger research submarine.

The Atlantis sub journeys 800 feet down the Cayman Wall and is priced at $295 per adult.

* The 1,000-foot dive that I took was introduced in late March and is priced at $395 per person.

Atlantis offers 10 deep dives per weekday.

For reservations and information, call the operator at (800) 253-0493.

For Cayman Islands' Atlantis bookings, call (800) 887-8571.

The E-mail address in the Cayman Islands is [email protected]

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