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Underwater World

Riviera Maya / Cancun


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From: $89.00

  • Experience a magical snorkel encounter with turtles and fish in the Riviera Maya reef
  • Immerse yourself in the crystalline waters of a cenote deep in the Mayan jungle
  • View incredible rock formations such as stalagmites and stalactites in the cenote
  • Activity duration: 6 hours (not including transportation time to and from the activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off available


Immerse yourself into the underwater world of the Riviera Maya with a half-day snorkeling adventure in both fresh and saltwater. Encounter the beautiful turtles and fish drifting around the reefs in the Caribbean Sea, then explore amazing rock formations as you flow in a cenote (freshwater sinkhole) below the Mayan jungle.


Live the underwater world of the Riviera Maya

Your excursion starts in the morning with transportation from your resort to Turtle Bay in the Riviera Maya, where a guide will prepare you with the gear necessary for your first snorkeling activity in the Caribbean Sea. Take a boat ride to visit the splendor of the Mesoamerican Reef and make a splash once you’re there.

See colorful sea life swimming all around you, such as gentle turtles floating and schools of fish darting around the colorful barrier reef. Enjoy the peace of the turquoise sea waters until your swim concludes, then get back into your boat for the return to land, where transportation awaits to take you to the depths of the Mayan jungle.

Swim in the Riviera Maya underground at a cenote

The next part of your underwater world adventure takes place in an underground cenote, a water-filled cave that the Mayans considered a gateway to their gods. Listen to your guide for safety pointers and for fascinating facts about the cenote as you put on a neoprene suit and vest along with your snorkel gear.

Once you’ve descended into the underground cavern, get in the water and let the fresh cenote waters take you on a gentle ride to view incredible stalactites above the cave and use your snorkel mask to view the stalagmites and other rock formations below the water. After your divine underwater encounter, return to the surface and reenergize with a couple of empanadas before heading back to your resort.

Included In The Excursion

  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Snorkel gear and life jackets
  • Snacks and drinks

Practical Information

  • Wear swimsuit, comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring towel, biodegradable sunscreen, mosquito repellent and an extra change of clothes
  • Bring money to pay taxes ($10 USD cash, paid directly to tour operator), food, drinks, tips and souvenirs (tipping is optional)
  • The order of excursion activities can vary depending on the day’s operations
  • Pick-up and drop-off times will vary according to resort location

Good To Know

Tour Language: English
Tour Location(s): Cancun / Riviera Maya
Season: All year long
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Minumum Age Requirement: 5 years old
Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
Good Physical Condition Required: No
Suitable For Children : Yes
Suitable For Elderly: Yes
Pregnant Woman Allowed: No