MAYAN DIVE SAFARI

20 Dives in 7 days

A TRIP LIKE NO OTHER IN THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN

Come join us adventuring the Mayan Riviera. After years of development, we have built the dive adventure of a lifetime.

 

Starting with night dive the MUSA statues we travel through the Mexican Mayan Riviera. Cancun’s forgotten dives sites, the world-famous Cozumel wall and even father south to the Mexico border. Visiting the Banks of Chinchurro one of Mexico most exclusive dive’s locations all the while stopping at some of our favorite dive’s sites along the way.

 

This is a small group tour limited to 8 Divers.

Tour Dates

Currently all tour dates are booked on a trip by trip basis. If you are interested in joining a tour or have a group and would like more information or to book please reach out to us in our general email at info@mantadivers.com 

or give us a call at (800) 659-0712

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Day 1

Arrival Check in Dive

 

Arrive Cancun International airport. Manta Divers will not provide transport from airport due to different arrival times through out the day.

(With full group arriving same plane we will provide transport from airport to hotel with single trip.)

Check in to hotel – Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot Cancun Airport. Your reservations codes will be email to you before your arrival to Cancun.

Manta transport 5pm Pickup lobby – Time to start the adventure!!

 

5:30   pm - Manta Divers check-in and general housekeeping meeting coving the trip.

6:00   pm - Equipment check and refresher if required.

6:30   pm - Boat Depart Shop for Musa Night Dive 

                       The night dive is broken into two parts first is 20 mins at Musa for under water night photo op,                                     Second part is reef dive in turtle nesting area along coral reef of Isla Mujers (Womans Island)

9:00   pm - Return Shop and clean up and tacos at Don Tacos and Burritos... Included Meal

10:00 pm - Hotel transport van returns you back to hotel.

End of day 1

Day 2

Cancun Dive Day 

Full day of Diving in Cancun generally we will try to start the day with a shipwreck. The C-58 / USS Harlequin (AM-365) or C-55 USS Ransom (AM-283.

We follow up with a reef dive at either Grand Pin or Punta Negra. We will stop at a local beach for lunch break sandwich's and plan dives 3 and 4 depending to everybody’s NDL. Here our sister Dive boat will bring  tanks are we will get changed out for the afternoons dives.

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Morning

7:00   am - Break fast Served starting 6am in hotel lobby (incl)

8:00   am - Hotel Pick up Lobby.

8:30   am - Check in to shop and launch to dive site.

9:45   am - Dive 1 - C58 or C55 Shipwreck Depth

       80ft/24m Max bottom time 29 mins

                  Surface Interval 45 min

11:00 am - Dive 2 Punta Negra or Grandpin Drift 

       50ft/15m Max bottom time 50 min

                  Surface Interval 120 min

 

Afternoon

12:00 pm - Beach at Isla Mujeres for lunch break

1:00   pm - Dive 3 Musa Under Water museum

                           30ft/15m Max time 60 min

                   Surface interval 20 min

2:30   pm - Dive 4 Manchones Grande or Jardines

                            30ft/15m Max bottom time 60 mins

4:00   pm return to shop

Transport runs back to Hotel at 4:30pm

End of Day 2

Day 3

World Famous Cozumel

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One of the most popular dives of the trip is wall in Cozumel.

Tour gets going early. Today we pack out of the hotel as we will be heading south for the rest of the adventure. We head to playa del Carmen and board our fast boat and head over to Cozumel.  The Wall, Shipwreck and a beautiful reef dive are in the plans for today.

6:00   am - Breakfast and pack up folks were rolling.

8:00   am - Transport rolls bound for Playa Del Carmen.

9:00   am - Board Fast boat and make the crossing to Coz

10:00 am - Dive 1 Santa Rosa or Palancar Walls

                        100ft/33m Max bottom time 45 Min

Surface Interval 45 Min

11:45 am - Dive 2 C53 USS Scuffle (AM-298) or Reef Dive

                         65ft/19.5m Wreck Penetration Dive 35 Min

                         45ft/13.5m Reef Dive 45 Min

Surface Interval 90 min

2:00   pm - Dive 3 UCAB or Tunnich

                        100ft/33m Max bottom time 45 Min

Surface interval 45 min

3:30   pm Dive 4 Tormentos Reef

            50ft/15m Max Bottom Time 60 Min

4:30   pm - Return to Playa Del Carmen head to Hotel Tulum

7:00   pm - Hotel Check-In

Free to adventure Tulum 

End day 3

Day 4

Cenotes in Tulum / Ocean Dives

Today you pick what kind of dive's you want to do Cenotes or Ocean Diving.

This day is also reserved for a bad weather and can be moved around the trip if we run into a bad weather day.

9:00 Hotel pick up Cenote’s tour.

This is a all-day event with three Cenotes dives.

Becasue we use the Cenotes dive day as a bad weather option. Dive location will be selected the day we go.

Sandwiches and snacks will be included.

Dive day end approximately 3pm

Transport to Mahahual Hotel 40 Cannons

Arrival plan 6pm hotel check in

End of day 4

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Day 5

BANCO CHINCHURRO

Time to head to the bank!! The wind and waves can make the crossing to Chinchorro easy and fast or slow and rough. Specific time for each dive depends on the weather. Sweet bread, fresh fruit for snacks. Chicken and veggies or ham and cheese panini for lunch. Depending on arrival time to the Chinchorro we should be back at Mahahual coast between

4:00 pm to  6:00 pm

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7:30 am - Meeting time at the shop, briefing and departure check list.

8:00 am - Navigate to Chinchorro atoll. (Depending on the weather from 45 mins to 2.0 hours)

Dive 1 - Coral Negro wall formation from 60 ft to 130 ft. Multilevel drift dive

                 110ft/33m Max bottom time 45 min

                 Surface interval at the boat 75 mins.

Dive 2 – Jardines: shallow wall formation. Drift dive

                 65ft/19.5m Max bottom time 50 mins.

                 Surface interval at the boat 70 mins

Dive 3 – Gatas: shallow wall from 30 to 50 ft. Wall formation drift dive

                 40ft/12m Max bottom time 45 min NDL dependent.

4:00/5:30pm Return to Hotel

End Day 5

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  Day 6           MAHUAL

Local dive day in Mahahual. Because the dive sites are so close, we return after our first dive to pack up our hotel rooms and have breakfast. 

7:30  am - Check in shop

8:00  am - Boat departs to the first dive site

                      Dive 1 Punta tam (multilevel canyon formations)

                      75ft/23m. Max bottom time 45 mins

                      Surface interval at the shop.

Breakfast stop and pack out of hotel room.

11:25 am - Boat departs for second dive.

                      Dive 2 Escalones (wall dive)

                      60ft/18m. Max bottom time 45 min.

                      Surface interval 45 min 

1:00  pm - Dive 3 Faro Viejo shallow drift dive

                      40ft/12m Max bottom time 50 mins.

           Back at the shop by 2:30 and end of the day.

We load up and hit the road north to Puerto Morelos, planned arrival 7pm Hotel check in Ojo De Agua Hotel.

End of Day 6

Day 7

Puerto Morelos, Multi Options Tour Day

This is a seasonal, flight time related day. Depending on your flight time the following day will determine if you can dive. Generally, the option will be a 2-tank reef dive in the beautiful fishing village of Puerto Morelos, Whale Shark Tour, or relaxing beach day.

Scuba Diving Option:

Puerto Morelos Marine park was one of the fist dive reserves created in Mexico and is also the home of Marine Studies - UNAM. This is the hub of the coral restoration studies for segmented coral growth in the Mexican Caribbean

8:30   am - Dive shop check in.

9:00   am - Boat departs.

9:30   am - Dive 1 Mesa / Puente Coral reef dive

                        60ft/18m Max bottom time 50 min

                        Surface interval 30 min

11:00 am - Dive 2 Aquarium or Fish Market

                        45ft/13.5m Max bottom time 50 min

12:00 pm - Return to shore

This will be the of diving activities for trip.

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Whale Shark Snorkel Tour Option:  May 25th - September 10th

Have you ever thought about swimming with the largest fish in the ocean? Here is you chance to spend you last day swimming with the giants of the ocean. You will get an opportunity to snorkel with not only the whale sharks, but often giant mantas will join the dance. This is a full day activity.

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7:00   am - Pick up at the town square.

8:00   am – Arrival at north marina for check in and breakfast with briefing.

9:00   am – Depart Marina to the Whale Sharks.

                       Travel time to sharks is weather dependent.

12:00 pm – Depart Whale shark area and head to beach for lunch.

1:00   pm – Depart beach area for Snorkel tour and return to Marina.

3:00   pm – Return to Puerto Morelos

(Add on extra cost $100.00 per person)
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Beach and Snorkel Option: Last day

We if your flight is early the following day you might just want a easy beach day. Well, we have you covered not only can you hang at the beach for the afternoon, but we can all take you out for one last little tour to the reef to say goodbye to your fishy friends. We offer a snorkel tour with two sites for 45 min each in the National Marine park of Puerto Morelos.

Snorkel Tour times are flexible through out the day.  

Comes with Beach Credit for $100.00 at Don Ernestos Beach Bar

On the last day we will rinse your equipment one last time and hang it to dry for the remainder of the afternoon and we will assist you to pack everything. You can spend the remained of the day at Don Ernesto’s beach bar with a 20% discount on any food and drinks. Great snorkeling in front of the restaurant while you relax on your last day in Mexico.

FINAL FUNCTION 

End of Tour Dinner at Don Ernesto’s beach Bar.

6:00  pm - Cocktails and Tequila Tasting

7:00  pm - Dinner is Served Buffet Style for the group

8:00  pm - Presentation National Marine Park Representative (seasonal)

WHATS INCLUDED  AND WHATS NOT

INCLUDED 

The tour price will include all dives listed in itinerary.

Equipment can be supplied no extra cost. To include – Wetsuit, BCD, Mask, Fins, Regulator

Hotel and accommodations as described above.

Transport from first pick up, Marriot hotel Airport to drop at the Ojo De agua in Puerto Morleos

Air tanks and weights.

Lunches listed.

Certified guides

Park entrance fees

Dock and Marina Fees

2 - Manta Dive Team T Shirt per person 

NOT INCLUDED 

Meals not listed in itinerary (we can provide menus for some of the local restaurants along the way)  

Additional charges incurred at the hotels.

Scuba Insurance – Please be sure to have active coverage with either DAN or Dive Assure.

Gratuities for boat crews or guides. 

ADD ON WITH COST

200.00 USD Nitrox 32

Padi Nitrox Certification 159.00

Rentals for the tour

50.00 Dive Computer

20.00 Flashlight + battery and charger

Price and Payment details:

This tour requires that we book all the seats for tour. We will confirm all dates and particiapants before collecting deposit for the tour . 

Cost per Person is $2500.00 USD            

None refundable deposit 1000.00 person when booking. Completion of Payment upon Check in 

Rates are based on double occupancy or will can pair you with a dive buddy for the trip

MAYAN SAFARI BOOKING INFO

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