Discover Scuba and learn to dive in Cancun

Discover scuba diving with Aquaworld.  The best way to explore Cancun is by scuba diving, learn to dive for the first time with Aquaworld. First, you’ll practice in the pool, and once you feel comfortable, we will take you to the ocean!
If you dive in Cancun, you can choose between visiting the colorful Manchones Reef or the mysterious Underwater Museum of Art. Both locations are home to hundreds of tropical fish, corals, starfish, turtles, and rays!

Please check the following options carefully, some locations such as Playa Mujeres or Riviera Maya are only for guests staying in certain hotels.


  1. Choose the location or area where you would like to dive
  2. Check out the days of the week that are available (mentioned in the description below)
  3. Click on that day of the week on the booking calendar
  4. Select your chosen option
  5. Complete your details and payment


Dive in Manchones Reef – Available Daily – Manchones is a shallow reef located close to the Island of Isla Mujeres. It’s very common to see turtles here as well as lots of other colorful reef fish and sea life. The class begins at 11am and the dive departs at 2pm – returns at approximately 4.30/5pm – Choose ‘Discover Scuba Manchones Reef’

Dive in Cancun Underwater Museum – Available on Wednesdays only (if you’re not free on a Wednesday, check out the 2 tank dive option). The museum is commonly known as MUSA and consists of two main locations,. This deeper section of statues is great for diving but there is also a shallower part of MUSA which is awesome for non-divers and snorkelers (Snorkel in Nizuc). During your MUSA dive, you will see over 450 life-sized statues which are now covered with algae and coral reef. Also, this man-made reef attracts all kinds of underwater life. The crevices of the sculptures provide great hiding places for fish to breed and inhabit. The class begins at 11am and the dive departs at 2pm – returns at approximately 4.30/5pm – Choose ‘Discover Scuba MUSA’

Dive 2 Tanks – Manchones + MUSA – Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. It’s important to note that with this option, you will take the class on one day at 11am and then the 2 tank dive will depart on one of the aforementioned days. Dive in each of the locations mentioned above – Choose ‘Discover Scuba 2 Tanks’
Why not mix this with other activities with our WaterFun Pass? Find Out More Here…

Dive from Playa Mujeres – Manchones Reef – Available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It’s important to ONLY book this location if you are staying in one of the following hotels:
Excellence Playa Mujeres, Finest, Secrets Playa Mujeres, Dreams Playa Mujeres, Atelier and Dreams Vista. We will schedule the instructor to give you the class in the hotel at 11am and then you dive the same day at 2pm – Please let us know in which hotel you are staying when you complete your booking.

Dive from Riviera Maya – This service is ONLY available to guests staying at the following hotels: Excellence Riviera, Dreams Riviera Maya, NOW Sapphire, NOW Jade, Breathless, Natura, Secrets Maroma, or Paradisus Playa Del Carmen.
Take the class in the morning on the same day as your dive and this is followed by an amazing dive to some perfect, virgin reef areas such as Rodman, Pirata, Acuario, Picudas, and more… Class times and schedules will be confirmed upon booking, all we need to know is what day you would like to dive.

Excellence Riviera – daily except Sunday
Dreams Riviera Maya – daily except Sunday
NOW Sapphire – daily except Sunday
NOW Jade – daily except Sunday
Breathless – daily except Sunday
Natura – daily except Sunday
Secrets Maroma – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Paradisus Playa Del Carmen – Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Check in half an hour prior to the class
Registration and briefing
Theory lesson with your instructor
Confined water class with full dive instruction
1 tank dive



  • Theoretical lesson
  • Confined water session
  • 1-tank dive in open water
  • Scuba diving equipment


Participants must:
Be between 10 and 65 years old
Fill in this form before the activity – if you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions we will require authorisation from your doctor allowing you to participate.
It is not permitted to take this activity and fly on the same day,you must leave 18 hours between your dive and flight home
This activity is not permitted:
If you have ear problems, asthma, epilepsy
During pregnancy
Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Not included in the tour:
Photos and videos
Reef preservation fee ($15usd per person)

Need some help?

Contact us so one of our water fun experts can assist you with your reservation.

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Due to the ecosystem of Cancun, full of reefs, crystal clear water, it becomes a unique destination in the world to practice scuba diving in open water.


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