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Discover Scuba Diving at the Underwater Museum in Cancun provided by ScubaCaribe

Discover Scuba Diving at the Underwater Museum in Cancun

Discover Scuba Diving at the Underwater Museum in Cancun
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Begin this Discover Scuba Diving experience at a centrally-located meeting point in Cancun that’s walking distance from many Zona Hotelera accommodations. Learn about the basics of equipment and safety during a dive theory session led by PADI-certified instructors, then suit up and enter the shallow end of a swimming pool in full diving gear. Make your ocean dive at the Underwater Museum of Art, or MUSA, where more than 500 life-size sculptures are fixed to the seabed. Sculptures are made from coral-friendly materials, so the museum may interact with the natural world, and the artwork forms part of a complex reef structure.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32516P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
1 theory session • 1 confined water session (pool) • 1 open water boat dive at MUSA (Underwater Museum) • full scuba diving equipment • Professional PADI Instructor
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Dock fee of US$10 per person in cash (mandatory by marine authorities) • Hotel pickup and drop-off - you have to reach meeting point by yourself
Duration
4h
Departure details
Hotel Riu Caribe, Km 5.5, Blvd. Kukulcan Lt 6-C, Kukulcan Boulevard, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Inclusions
1 theory session • 1 confined water session (pool) • 1 open water boat dive at MUSA (Underwater Museum) • full scuba diving equipment • Professional PADI Instructor
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Dock fee of US$10 per person in cash (mandatory by marine authorities) • Hotel pickup and drop-off - you have to reach meeting point by yourself
Departure details
Hotel Riu Caribe, Km 5.5, Blvd. Kukulcan Lt 6-C, Kukulcan Boulevard, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
You have to provide us information about your hotel (name and address)
Minimum age is 10 years
Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended.
Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Please bring swimwear, a towel, water and medical statement, if required.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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Yasha
1 contribution
DO NOT GO HERE
Jul 2021 • Couples
I am not someone to critically review someone but I have to do this to help others trying to go here for their first dive. AVOID THIS!!! Go to aqua world or postpone your first dive. You really need to start yourself off with a positive experience. You deserve that! Alex was my instructor. It was my very first time diving and he was the most apathetic person I have ever come across. Let alone being an instructor. He didn’t care about us beginners at all. He was very arrogant and rude white teaching out. He was unwilling to help when I needed help with breathing under water at the pool. He said “go figure it out yourself I don’t have time to waste on you”. My partner was clearly struggling with clearing his ears while finishing the dive and he ignored him too. Other divers helped him out..what is that? He was completely inattentive to our group. This is a huge safety concern. He acted like we should have already known how to dive - it was a beginners class for FIRST time divers. I am really really disappointed with how I was treated here. We went to another place today and we were treated so well. Highly recommend not going for your first dive with them. They charge you extra and don’t even give you a basic humane service.
Written July 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeffery S
3 contributions
Amazing day!!
I have been wanting to try Scuba diving for many years. After a near drowning incident when I was in the Navy I developed a severe water phobia and would get anxiety panic attacks with just the thought of going in the ocean. When I was here in Oct 2020 I did a sailing / snorkeling excursion and chickened out of the snorkeling. It’s something I’ve been working on because I love the water. I decided to give it a try because my daughters really wanted to go.
We booked at our hotel the RIU Palace Las Americas and they provide transportation to the RIU Caribe where their dive shop is.
Alex the instructor was very good. It was very easy to understand what he was teaching.
We moved to the pool training and after a little anxiety he instructed me to lay flat because I was struggling a bit on my knees. The rest of the pool training was very easy.
After a very wild boat ride we arrived at the underwater museum dive site. The sea was extremely rough which made sitting up on the edge of the boat with all the gear and tank very difficult. The crew was quick to be there to help you.
Once in the water the rough seas were really throwing us around quite a bit. We were all supposed to grab onto a line going down and slowing descend as we equalized pressure. But we kept slamming into each other. This is where my anxiety set in. We were down about 15 meters and I could feel the panic attack coming on. Alex signaled to see if I was ok and I signaled back that I wasn’t. (It was probably obvious) Alex starred at me and just kept signaling me to slow my breathing and to relax for 2 minutes. I did and we descended more and were able to let go of the line. As soon as I released the line and was not banging into the others I was able to relax.
For the next 40 minutes or so we explored the underwater museum. It really was amazing to finally be scuba diving. The was was not as crystal clear as I had seen in others photos because of the rough seas but still amazing.
Because the sea was so rough Alex decided the reef would not be a good idea.
We surfaced which was also challenging with the seas but all the staff was amazing!!
For anyone that has ever wanted to try Scuba diving this is an absolute must. And I couldn’t imagine being treated any better than we were by the team at Scuba Caribe.
I want to add there was also a challenge because of my size and weight but they took care to make me feel comfortable.
Written March 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi jefferys, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our services. We will be looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written March 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karina Z
7 contributions
Scuba with Agata is superb 👌🏼💙
Upon my solo visit to Mexico I decided to book up my calendar with some fun trips and adventures. Little did I know, I was getting my Open Water Diving Certificate!!! And here is where Agata comes in - she is a well educated, extremely knowledgeable, proficient Scuba instructor. Just from our initial conversation I knew I felt safe with her and that she would be the one I’d love to work with. I can’t imagine getting certified with anyone else BUT HER! She will take her time with you so that you truly understand the world of Scuba. She made this experience for me an unforgettable and memorable one...

I almost teared up there...

Her kind, caring and patient manner made it immensely enjoyable to work together! She truly made my dreams come true .. CHEERS 🥂💙
Written March 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi karina, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our services. We will be looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written March 8, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elijah White
Fredericktown, MO3 contributions
Amazing Discovery Scuba Dive with Agata!
Had a wonderful time doing discovery scuba dive with Agata, she was a wonderful instructor and made it safe and fun for everyone. Would definitely do again. Underwater museum was amazing to see in person.
Written January 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi ElijahW, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our services. We will be looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written January 25, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stay67681860586
Rockford, IL2 contributions
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
Edgar was an AMAZING guide he was very helpful while snorkeling and had an answer to any question about the island! The Entire crew was FANTASTIC! I left my ID in isla mujeres while renting a golf cart (which i totally recommend) and he was so kind to bring it to my resort in CANCUN! Little sweetie pie! and also victor the guy that booked our trip through riu cancun was also really great and wonderful and helpful also! I didn't take alot of pictures as i was stunned by the beautiful scenery! But the snorkeling was very comfortable and beautiful especially for beginners i i went with three girls that have never been they loved it and felt completely safe! AGAIN EDGAR IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written December 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Stay67681860586, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our services. We will be looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written January 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vacation223895
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
A well organized lower budget snorkel to Cancun top spots
Sep 2020
Facilities adequate, boat basic and guide well prepared. It was a three snorkel dive with a small group. We did not see a turtle but guide offered to do a 4th dive as a special favor. The group voted against continuance but the gesture was appreciated. Photos and videos well done but too expensive so every one seemed to pass.
Written October 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear R3dSix, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback Furthermore, we are truly sorry if any of our staff made you feel uncomfortable, as we aim to provide excellent customer service. Our ScubaCaribe crew is thrilled to welcome you every time, and we will be looking forward to creating beautiful memories with you. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written December 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lisaquach
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Unique first time experience
Alex and Mauricio were great! I was a bit scared since I have never scuba dived before but Alex was reassuring the entire way through to the very end. I highly recommend this for anyone who was a unique experience in Cancun!! :) Pictures came out great as well.
Written September 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Lisa Q, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our services. We will be looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written September 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angeline V
Mexico City, Mexico218 contributions
Totally worth it! (so much that we did it twice)
Aug 2020
This was an amazing experience and the team from Scuba Caribe in Hotel Riu Caribe (Alex, Mauricio, Agatha...) were great!

Honestly, I wasn't sure at first but my brother wanted to go (and gave it to me as a birthday present) but from the moment Alex, our instructor, started explaining the theory of scuba diving, I felt more convinced. Then we went to the pool and started practicing all the things Alex had mentioned previously, and he was in general very patient and calm when we had questions or felt worried about something.
At all times we felt safe, obviously nervous being the first time we did it, but always felt safe and taken care of. Although Alex was our instructor and Mauricio was the photographer (a great one, BTW), both were very knowledgeable and we really felt like we could trust them because they knew what they were doing.
In our first immersion, we visited the underwater museum which was okay, but nothing compared to our 2nd one where we visited the coral reef!! =D (we also got a better price and the chance to use 2 tanks, which meant 2 immersions in the same boat trip).

Be adviced that, if you back out because you get too panicky or for whatever reason, I do believe you get a reimbursement of part of your payment if you just received the theoretical and practical training in the pool (to cover the instructor's expenses), so make sure to ask about it.
Written August 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Angeline V, Thank you for your feedback which we will share with our team and hope to welcome you for more adventures at any of our destinations soon. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written September 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Celia Zazueta
Huatabampo, Mexico3 contributions
Scuba diving with Alex and Mauricio
Scuba diving with Alex and Mauricio was amazing. It was our first time scuba diving and the overall experience was incredible! Alex was very helpful and knowledgeable and Mauricio took wonderful photos and videos of our underwater experience. We were nervous at first but they did an awesome job making us feel safe. We really recommend scuba diving with them, you won’t regret it!
Written August 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi celiastoyzazueta, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our services. We will be looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written August 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Björn
Uppsala, Sweden1 contribution
Diving for my first time
I dove in the Mexican gulf and the instructor was very helpful and good. Her name is Natalia and we dove for 45 minutes.
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi bjorwen, Thank you for your feedback which we will share with our team and hope to welcome you for more adventures at any of our destinations soon. Warmest regards, Your ScubaCaribe Team
Written February 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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