This was a mini-sub that we "drove" around about 10 feet below surface. It was fun and the guides were great. They found some sea life and let us hold them. We held a puffer fish, a stingray and a couple of odd looking spider thingys. And we fed the many fish that were swimming around us. One of the tour guides took my GoPro and filmed my wife and I for a while so we could have some decent videos. That was really cool.
We booked an independent tour on the Atlantis submarine so our family member who cannot go in the water could see some corals and fish. It was a bit difficult to find the starting point (it is NOT the national park) and our taxi dropped us off at the wrong place before we could determine where we were. We needed to get another taxi to take us back to the right place, which is actually in the town near the docks (to the left if you are docked where we were). We called to tell them we were on our way and still arrived with about 20 minutes to spare. There was a safety briefing, a short ferry ride, and then we boarded the sub. The only problem is that if there are a lot of overweight people in your group, you will be very crowded. The sub has butt-depressions created in the plastic seating, which forces everyone into a small space whether they fit or not. I was squeezed between 2 butts that did not fit making it a bit uncomfortable. Everyone has a window, and you see the scenery in front of you, leaning forward to get a better view on occasion. Photos are encouraged, but video actually works much better. It was a fun and different tour.
Nice way to see the underwater beauty of Cozumel if you're not into diving or snorkeling. The sub required a short set of steep stairs to get from the deck to the underwater viewing, but the crew was very good with a few elderly and one disabled passenger and got them up and down pretty easily. The guide was a little hard to understand but we enjoyed viewing the fish! We went snorkeling on our own the next day.
I think we didn't see much marine life as they had already done the tour with another group. The fish were mainly on the starboard side and when the sub turned around, they took the exact same path, and most of the fish had moved on. Wish they'd vary it some so we could've seen more.
We went on a submersible, which was very nice but very bumpy. Viewing the reef, we saw some fish but not many and it wasn't as colorful as we expected. But it was a nice, long excursion and the crew were very informative. Also, took a nice picture after the trip.
Wonderful but not many fish to be seen this time around. I do not know how to swim so this gave me a chance to go under water and see what is there. There were fish but not as many as I expected. Seating on the submarine was a bit tight and uncomfortable.
Very nice port.
Professional outfit, so don't worry about being in a tin can 115 feet below the surface. Maybe a little expensive at $100 but still a good day out and gives a taste of live underwater. The tour guide/mariner knows his stuff, speaks excellent English and his colleagues are all helpful and friendly.
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