20 May 2008 – We started the day by going for a 30 minute underwater ride to look at fish, coral and the odd sunken ship in a submarine operated by the Atlantis Submarine company. This was a real submarine that took us down to a depth of 107 feet and we were really relieved when Ashley barely made the minimum height requirement of 1m to get on board. The height requirement was a Coast Guard regulation due to the fact that children must be of a minimum size in order to be able to use certain safety equipment.
In the afternoon, we went for a drive along Highway 190 that took us from the west coast of Big Island to the east coast.
On the east coast, we drove along the scenic route of Highway 19 and made stops at Waipio Valley Lookout and Akaka Falls. We didn’t know at the time, but Akaka Falls happens to be the tallest of all waterfalls on the island so we were quite lucky that we picked this one to visit.
Also, today was Zhiyi’s turn to drive and she did a really great job at it, tailgating a couple of drivers and making them very stressed for sticking to the speed limit. This is generally 45-55 mph on the highways and 25-35mph in towns.
The full day 2 gallery here.