Experience Bull Shark Dive Season From November to March!

If you’re coming to Cancun and Riviera Maya seeking thrills while interacting with Mother Nature and her creatures, try the incredible bull shark dive experience!



Bull sharks appear from November to March off the Mexican Caribbean coasts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. And, the public will be soon allowed to submerge into the clean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula. Most importantly, the AquaWorld team will be glad to help you swim with these and other wonderful sea creatures.

Why Choose a Bull Shark Dive?

First of all, nothing provides more adrenaline and amazement than facing a shark. While these animals are a mystery for some, many more divers are intrigued by the idea of swimming alongside them.


Every year, female bull sharks return to their breeding ground in the shallow waters in front of the coast of the Mexican Caribbean. No doubt, this is the place to get up-close and personal with a thrilling bull shark dive.


Furthermore, bull sharks can live in freshwater as well as saltwater. And scientists have spotted them at quite a distance upstream.

Yet Mexico’s Yucatan coast, mainly around its deep reefs, is where divers regularly see bull sharks every year. The best time for a bull shark dive is between November and March. Consequently, morning dives tend to be the best for encountering bull sharks within the waters off Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

More About The Amazing Bull Shark


Especially relevant, this extreme scuba diving experience is for certified divers who want to experience the most thrilling dive in the world.

Yet, if you don’t have your diving certification, check out our options and don’t miss this fantastic experience.

As a result of your certification, you’ll have an amazing opportunity to interact with these beautiful animals at depths averaging 75-79 feet. Also, you’ll swim with these majestic sharks without disturbing their environment.


Due to the face-to-face encounter with these predators, adrenaline will surely pump through your body at great depths!

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How to Experience a Bull Shark Dive

Because you’ll want to partake in this underwater adventure with our expert diving team, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have undertaken at least 20 registered dives; otherwise, to have taken a test dive before the shark immersion.
  • Have good air intake.
  • Have good compensation techniques.
  • Listen attentively and follow the dive plan.
  • Have adequate equipment (complete neoprene suit, dark colors only).
  • Behave adequately for the good of the entire group.

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Bull Shark Dive: Prices and More Info


Rather than having an average diving experienceAquaWorld will offer the best bull shark dive in the Mexican Caribbean! While bull shark season starts in November, AquaWorld’s tours are from December to March.
Here’s what you need to know:

  • Swimming with the bull sharks is $186 USD; in case there is no shark sighting, a refund of 50% will be applicable.
  • Observation of the bull sharks is $111 USD; no refund will apply if no shark is spotted.
  • The price for the Conservation Bracelet is $5 USD, and is obligatory to visit the shark areas.
  • Admission will include transportation, scuba gear, long wet suit, water, soda, and snack.
  • We strongly recommend renting a 15 liter tank or Nitrox for $10 USD, plus tax, which must be reserved at least 1 day before diving.
  • To start out, the bull shark activities will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • The dives depart at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and swimming with the sharks will be at 4 p.m.
  • Finally, the schedule is subject to change as the season continues.

An Award-Winning Diving Team Will Lead You

AquaWorld has the latest technology and highest expertise in scuba diving. This was a highlight in last year’s Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

For the sixth straight year, AquaWorld was named Top Performing Diving Facility, the only Mexican company to earn the award. Hence, you’ll be in great hands with AquaWorld’s divers, who are affiliated with the two leading dive agencies in the world — PADI and SDI.

AquaWorld’s leadership, which won the Top Performing Facility award at the DEMA Show last November in Las Vegas.

So feel free to contact us with any questions about AquaWorld’s bull shark dive, or many other unforgettable diving tours.

—This post was originally published October 17, 2016.