Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure

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

From USD 79.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Use of Mini Submarine
  • Bilingual guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Hotel facilities such as restrooms/changing rooms/swimming pool
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Towel rental 10 USD
  • Pick up/Drop Off Service
  • Lockers Rental 10 USD

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Wyndham Cozumel Hotel & Resort
    Kilometro 1.7, Carretera Costera Sur, Colonos Cuzamil, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum height is 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall
  • Maximum weight is 300 pounds (136 kg)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum number of 5 passengers per immersion. If your group is larger than 5, you will go on 2 different submersions, one right after another
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guests with recent surgery (past 6 months) can’t participate.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Initially a little uncomfortable getting into helmet, but great once movement started.


87 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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You've got to do this!
Nina_F, Aug 2023
The staff was very concerned about our safety in strong currents. Each of us had our own diver. It was phenomenal traveling through the water on our own! I loved the experience of handling a large starfish, blowfish and hand feeding other fish.
Mini-Sub Diving Worth Experiencing
Sharon_A, July 2023
Weather was rough so we had to go out in pairs instead of a full group, but guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We had a great time
Overall good experience
Daijah_S, July 2023
My family and I booked this excursion for a cruise and the experience was amazing . We were nervous at first but the instructors ensured we were relaxed the entire time . While underwater the water only went up to our shoulders. We were able to interact with underwater sea life . We did not use the lockers they had and if I remember correctly they were available for rent for about 30 USD. Unfortunately my family of 5 was separated on doing the excursion for an hour as it says, (I think due to them only having three crew members at the time) so our time was split for 30 minutes each group 2 &3 . As one group waited for the other we just enjoyed the water near the shore and the cabanas nearby. We also wish they had towels to provide after the experience, but there were outdoor showers to rinse off and bathrooms to change or use the restating if needed .
Response from Host, July 2023
Hello Daijah, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your Group was separated for safety reasons due to strong underwater currents, not due to a lack of staff. The resort offers towels for rent if needed, as those are not included on the tour, as you can read on the tab "What's Included" of the Tour Description. Sincerely yours,
Michael_S, June 2023
What an amazing experience! The divers were awesome and we got to see and hold a lot of sea life. Holding the urchin and stingray was so cool!
Great fun!
icorrarcashman, June 2023
Excellent trip with Joaquin! Highly recommend. Note bring cash to buy pictures and a 30. Locker rental fee which is refunded but you need cash
Fun underwater trip!
Heather_G, June 2023
This was sooooo much fun! We were a group of 6 so we had to break up into two groups only the first group got to go because of the currents (and we were not upset we appriciated their decision to put safety first) But our first group LOVED was so very cool! Still not sure how those things work but we had a great time and got to hold some wildlife and see so many beautiful fish!
Kathleen_M, May 2023
We were a group of 3. One of the ladies was very afraid and anxious. But... The guys were very patient and even held her hand until she was comfortable. We saw lots of fish, held starfish, sea urchin, puffer fish and beautiful conch. They even gave us a small amount of food so we could feed then see the colorful fish right in front of us! Other than the initial uncertainty, we had an amazing time. One that we've never had before. And highly recommend this lifetime opportunity and experience.
Book it!!
Jamayia_P, May 2023
Scary at first but It was much fun. Highly recommend. I am not a strong swimmer and they made me very comfortable
Best excursion of the cruise!!!
Kelly_H, May 2023
We had such a wonderful time. It was my family’s favorite excursion of our first ever cruise! With the mini subs we were able to have a scuba experience that was easy for all ages and we were able to see lots of fish. We also got to hold conches, blowfish, starfish, and a pregnant stingray.
No go this time
Michael_C, May 2023
Due to equipment failure, electricity was out. We were unable to try the experience. We ended up going snorkeling with the hotel and had a great time. I still need to contact Viator for a full refund.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello Michael, We are very sorry that things didn't work out this time. There was a general power failure at the resort and the power company took over 4 hours to get it solved. We apologize for this situation out of our control and we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Your cancellation and refund has been processed. Sincerely yours,
Awesome excursion!
melissa_f, Apr 2023
This was very cool. We got to feed fish under water and hold starfish and a puffer fish. I will never forget. Had a great time.
Barb_M, Apr 2023
We had a blast. Lots of fun holding on to species that were brought to us. Fish ate out of our hands. Always felt safe - we had threes workers for only two people. Very cool
Great experience
Joanne_C, Apr 2023
Great fun, getting down to 15ft on this scooter. Very easy, and comfortable. Quick 10 min walk from the cruise port to get to the hotel where this happens. Need to get a locker for $5 and they allow you use of the pool, lounge chairs, when activity is done in the ocean. Only in the water for about 20 min's but it's worth it.
God underwater experience and terrible photos/video
Nedka_C, Apr 2023
That was new and very excited experience!The diving staff was helpful but not so organized. the scooters are very old,slow and need big upgrades.And the worst part of everything are the very unprofessional pictures and video-just terrible.We paid 65$ for that and got absolutely bad and unprofessional video and photos.Very disappointed and I don’t recommend that company for anyone now.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Visitor, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us and rating us. The Mini Subs are well maintained and their engines work perfectly, however, those are note designed to move fast underwater. On the other end, we've been facing strong underwater currents which sometimes slowdown the Mini Submarines o even make them stay still, that's when our Staff looking after you, assists you. In regards to the pictures/video, purchasing them is not mandatory and those are shown to you before you decide to pay for them or not, therefore, if you paid for them it's due to the fact you liked them. Sincerely yours,
Greg_A, Apr 2023
It was a fun time, and everything went smoothly. Interacting with the live animals was very enjoyable for me and my girlfriend. The mini subs didn’t seem to have very much power. When we went out what direction with the current we moved along slowly, but then trying to come back mine would not go against the curve it just kind of stayed still and they had to put a diver behind me to push me along. Seems like the equipment needs a little updating and repair, but all of Cozumel looks kind a like that. Other than that it was a fun time
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello Greg, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us and rating us. The Mini Subs are well maintained and their engines work perfectly, however, those are note designed to move fastly underwater. On the other end, we've been facing strong underwater currents which sometimes slowdown the Mini Submarines o even make them stay still, that's when our Staff looking after you, assists you as you described. Sincerely yours,
All in all a good experience
Michelle_K, Apr 2023
The excursion was nice. The divers were very personable as well The equipment seemed a bit old and run down but worked pretty much as intended. There was a good variety of fish and some old dock ruins that were interesting. The support divers were very attentive and gave great instructions. My wife has never scuba dived prior and is a bit clasterphobic (not sure if I spelt that correctly) but she had no problems in these little scooters. All in all a good experience
Great new experience and easy.
James_W, Mar 2023
Interesting way to see the underwater world. Very easy and very safe. Too bad it was so short a time. We would do it again.
OK experience with the Mini-Sub
Frank_F, Mar 2023
For the most part you are within a few feet from the dock and down maybe 15 feet underwater. Some fish are seen, but nothing to spectacular. The "scooters" move very slow and it was overall not very impressive. The guides want you to buy their underwater video so they pretty much persuade you from taking your own pictures even with a waterproofed camera. They tell you it is not safe to take your hands away from the handlebar, but one hand it all you need really to keep it going straight. The crew are efficient and friendly enough. We were in the water though maybe 20-25 minutes total It is a really safe ride however, just not very exciting. The Helmet Dive in Cozumel is far more fun.
Definitely do this
Josh_L, Mar 2023
Doing this was one of my bucket list items and I have to say I was not disappointed. I felt incredibly safe and taken care of. I had an amazing opportunity to interact with sea life and I got some great photos. I was able to purchase afterwards highly suggest to anybody who is considering this, they were wonderful.
Could have been great
Laura_K, Mar 2023
The mini subs were great when they worked. Our group’s subs lost power frequently. There were staged “marine life experiences” that were cool, but the photographer did not get any pictures of those and insisted on charging the full amount for pictures. Wouldn’t do this one again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Laura, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very sorry to learn your experience was not up to your expectations and we'll work to improve our service. Your Mini Sub was not frequently losing power, but it was being affected by strong underwater marine currents and our Divers needed to assist manually. Taking pictures underwater was also affected by the currents. Sincerely yours,

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