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Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure

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San Miguel de Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Discover Cozumel’s magnificent marine life from the comfort of a personalized mini-SUB during this shore excursion. Gaze at troves of tropical fish and colorful coral reefs as you navigate the Caribbean Sea in your futuristic machine, gazing at the captivating creatures your guide directs your attention to. Absolutely no diving experience is necessary to partake in this adventurous shore excursion.
  • Mini-sub shore excursion in Cozumel
  • Ride your personal mini-SUB through the Caribbean Sea
  • Keep an eye out for native marine life while you follow your bilingual guide through the water
  • See blue runner fish, needlefish, nurse sharks, and more
  • Lounge on the beautiful beach after your mini-SUB adventure
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Use of Mini Submarine
Bilingual guide
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Hotel facilities such as restrooms, changing rooms, largest swimming pool in Cozumel, beach area
Alcoholic Beverages
Towel or Lockers Rental
Pick up/Drop Off Service

Departure Point

Kilometro 1.7, Carretera Costera Sur, Colonos Cuzamil, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Disembark your cruise ship and greet your guide at the shore of Cozumel’s shimmering Caribbean Sea. After an informative safety explanation, fit your mini-SUB gear and plunge into the iridescent waters of the ocean. A mini-SUB is a high-tech device that allows you to breathe normally underwater without the use of a mask or tube.

Follow your guide by driving your underwater scooter through the water, directing your gaze to magnificent marine life; observe parrotfish, manta rays, garden eels, and colorful corals as you glide through the sea. Marvel at the tropical tableau of fish before returning to the sandy shores to relax upon the blissful beach. 

Conclude your submerged shore excursion with a refreshing juice or classic cocktail from a nearby restaurant (own expense) before making your own way back to your cruise ship port. 

Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Cozumel port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum height is 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall
  • Maximum weight is 300 pounds (136 kg)
  • Maximum number of 6 passengers per immersion. If your group is larger than 6, you will go on 2 different submersions, one right after another
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, asthma or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Guests who are pregnant, with heart/lungs conditions/medical history, asthma, insulin dependence, epilepsy and/or back/neck problems can’t participate on this tour.
  • Guests with recent surgery (past 6 months) can’t participate.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oceanus Activities
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure.
What is the policy on sanitization during Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure.
What is the social distancing policy during Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure.

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  • "Initially a little uncomfortable getting into helmet, but great once movement started." See review


34 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Amazing Experience
, Oct 2021
This was a wonderful excursion. We were a bit hesitant because we aren’t strong swimmers. The tour guides were EXCELLENT and made sure we felt safe. The machines were easy to operate and the tour guides made sure we saw a lot of beautiful marine life. This was an amazing experience.
, Oct 2021
UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE! A MUST DO IN COZUMEL! Staff was wonderful and very attentive! Great location
Underwater scooter fun
, May 2021
This was so much fun!! Got to hold several sea life creatures and have fish eat out of our hand. Being under the water on a scooter!! Would do it again!!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hello Jami, Thanks a lot for your positive review and rating! We are very glad to learn you've enjoyed your Mini Submarine Adventure with us and we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Sincerely yours,
, Jul 2019
Great activity. Initially a little uncomfortable getting into helmet, but great once movement started. Lots of fish & other little sea creatures to see.
Don't waste your money and/or time!
, May 2019
Yuck, this was the worst thing we did while on Cozumel for 5 days! The "Subs" were a joke, the little 50 foot circle over a sandy bottom with no visible aquatic life in site took about 10 minutes because the subs have no propulsion whatsoever. The guides had to push us through 1/2 of it just to get ours to move. The fish that you do see is only once your slow boring circle it done and the escorts tethered the 4 subs together and pulled a bottle of bread out to attract a handful. The poor little puffer fish they have you hold is kept in captivity, only taken out long enough for the guides to place in your hand long enough to snap a pic. Save your money if you've snorkeled or scuba, go ahead and spend it if you've never been in the water before and have low or no expectations.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Apr 2019
WE enjoyed our sub adventure tremendously. We knew going into it that it would be about 15 minutes of actual time under the water. Still,dispite the cost and time we felt it was worth it. SO COOL! Instructors were awesome { Joaquin and Julio}. they were patient, thorough, and kind. They brought things like pufferfish right up to us to touch!
A fun, unique excursion
Atul M
, Sep 2018
As certified divers, we thought this would be a little bit of a different way to explore under water. The mini-subs are very easy to ride and out team did a thorough briefing before we got in the water. It was a fun time for the family and would recommend it for kids that are not old enough to dive or don't like to breath through a snorkel.
, Jun 2018
We were a little concerned with the safety and nervous about the underwater environment . Our guides Alonso and Joachim took a great care to make sure we are comfortable with the equipment and the water. The experience was fantastic , we were able to see the marine life in their natural form. They also took our pictures underwater. Joachim and Alonso brought the sea creatures near us and we held a sting ray , puffer fish and some of the other fishes.I wish the duration was a little longer but it was a great experience for us. Once we were done, they also arranged the para sailing experience from right there.
Best excursion I've ever done. If...
Roman S
, Mar 2018
Best excursion I've ever done. If you want to experience what scuba diving is like without having to scuba dive and instead ride seated on a little under water submarine where you can breath normally under water, this is great. The only part I didn't like is we were tied to a rope for what felt like 2/3 of the time don't know for sure and rode around only a little while. But the tour guide divers brought us all sorts of sea life we could hold and they took amazing photos of us and a video under water for just 30
We really enjoyed this amazing...
, Mar 2018
We really enjoyed this amazing experience. The guides were extremely helpful and thoughtful. While this isn't a thrill ride it provides a unique experience for those who can't scuba. Would do it again.

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