Did You Know?
The submarine shown in the episode, marked "Maui Divers", is the Makali'i. Maui Divers is a Hawaiian company which specializes in coral and pearl jewelry, and it used the sub for coral harvesting. Originally owned by General Dynamics' and called Star II, Makali'i was given to the University of Hawaii as a tax write-off in the early 1970s, and leased to Maui Divers until 1981. The 17.7-foot sub had a crew of two, and could dive to a maximum of 1,200 feet. It was retired in the late 1980s, and is now on display at Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku. See more