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Cancun Underwater BOB Scooter and Snorkel Adventure

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Take an underwater ride on your own scooter! On your Breathing Observation Bubble (BOB), you don’t have to wear a mask. Simply sit down, slide into the water and dunk down until your head is inside the helmet. The helmet has a built-in breathing apparatus making it possible to breathe underwater. Then you're ready to be propelled around the reef.

Explore the crystal-clear waters, tropical fish, and other diverse marine life at Chitales reef in your own submersible scooter. On this 2-hour excursion, gently descend to a shallow seabed in the comfort of a personal Breathing Observation Bubble (BOB).
  • Two underwater adventures in one tour
  • See the beauty of Mexico's marine life
  • Equipment, bottled water, and snacks provided
  • Option to purchase custom BOB ride photos
What to Expect
Meet your guides at Aquaworld Marina in Cancun to begin your underwater adventure. A quick boat ride takes you out to one of Cancun’s most popular snorkeling spots: Chitales Reef. Professional BOB guides provide a short training on basic piloting maneuvers, easy-to-understand hand signals, and standard operating procedures, as well as a snorkeling safety briefing. Then, divide into two groups: one snorkels while the other explores the reef from below. The BOB travels at a leisurely speed. Switch into your snorkel gear to explore the reef from a different perspective. Whether up top or down below, keep your eyes peeled for manatees, sea turtles, and colorful marine life. Head back to Aquaworld Marina, where you can purchase professional photos (optional) of your underwater BOB excursion.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Aquaworld, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide and instruction
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • USD$12 marine park and dock fee
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Maximum age is 65 years
  • Minimum height is 5 feet (1.5 meters)
  • Note: Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, breathing issues, taking medications to control a health condition, high blood pressure or other serious medical conditions
  • Important: A health questionnaire will be sent to you upon booking and must be revised prior to your arrival. This activity is similar to scuba diving and the same health checks must be completed prior to the service
  • Transportation is not refundable
  • Please note that weather may affect the service
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The staff, the boat ride explanation about the BOB everything is great, but the time to get under water on the BOB is way too short and kind of mainly to get your photos under water sitting on a scooter! There scooters propel so very slowly that you are barely able to get
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Response from Aquaworld_EBusiness, Gerente at Cancun Underwater BOB Scooter and Snorkel Adventure
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Hi Wanderer! Even though we’re very sorry that your experience at Aquaworld was not the absolute best, we thank you for sending us your kind review; we always appreciate hearing from our clients upon their return from Cancun. Your comments also help point us in a better direction. We will take everything into consideration and hope you come back soon to see how we have improved thanks to you.
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OK.. this is a relatively "unique" type of experience, and that alone can be something "fun".. But .. we left from Aqua-world in a boat and it took about 40 minutes to get there.. there is this yellow boat that has the BOBs on it.. I think they contract out to various tour
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Response from Aquaworld_EBusiness, Gerente at Cancun Underwater BOB Scooter and Snorkel Adventure
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Hello John C! We appreciate your review and your suggestions to improve our services and products. We will take everything into consideration and hope you come back soon to see the changes we have implemented thanks to you.
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one of the highlights of our trip! there's not much fish to see, but we were able to see a turtle and a sting ray! and driving your own scooter underwater is an amazing experience, too! people here are also friendly and helpful.
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Response from Aquaworld_EBusiness, Gerente at Cancun Underwater BOB Scooter and Snorkel Adventure
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Hi Jobel L! We're very glad to hear that your visit to Aquaworld was such a highlight of your vacations. Our motto is 'we create fun' so to know that we achieved this with you is great news! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards
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Don't use them!!! We get here an hour early, we get checked in, we're told boat leaves at 1:30pm. We walk back over to pier # 8 @ 1:25. And to our surprise the boat left early and the lady working the boat says oops! No one would make it right and we had to argue to
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Response from Aquaworld_EBusiness, Gerente at Cancun Underwater BOB Scooter and Snorkel Adventure
Responded 28 Aug 2019
Dear Silvafam, We’re very sorry that your experience with us was not the best; please accept this apology on behalf of everyone in Aquaworld for this mistake. At the moment, we tried to make it right by offering you a refund plus another activity as compensation, but you declined and instead requested to reschedule your tour on top of a refund, which we cannot do because of the company politics. Rest assured that we are already taking actions to prevent mistakes like this to ever happen again. We hope you can come back soon to confirm how much we've improved thanks to you. Kind regards!
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the activity itself is good but when you book it no information is provided about the activity or the requirements that you must meet. If for any reason you do not meet the requirements and you can not do the activity you lose the tax of the dock, transportation and the time
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Response from Ebusiness M, Manager at Cancun Underwater BOB Scooter and Snorkel Adventure
Responded 29 Jul 2019
Hi, we're sorry to hear you have this perception of the info given. If you would like to send us a message to tell us where you made your booking we will make this right. On our website the full information about the tour is provided, along with the restrictions and dock tax fees. If you booked with a tour agency then its up to us to make sure they have all the information so please let us know if this is the case. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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About the operator
By: AquaWorld
4,566 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Rhonda B
Los Angeles, California
Baby diver got some help!
I’m a certified diver but still very much a beginner. That’s why I did the beginners dive - for confidence. I
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Marlie R
Coquitlam, Canada
Amazing views
The underwater museum is so unique and cool, we even got to see a reef and were swarmed with fish. The guides were
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Chicago, Illinois
What an exciting deep sea fishing trip on Sea Hunter!
We spent 6 incredibly exciting hours on Sea Hunter with Darwin, Edgar, and Captain Jimmy. Unbelievably, we caught
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Excellent first scuba diving experience!!
We did the morning training and then afternoon reef dive yesterday. we had never scuba dived (dove?) before. The
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Lousy ride, bad food and robbery
My wife, two 10 yr. old kids and myself took the tour to Isla Mujeres on Thursday last week. We were disappointed
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
2nd choice but better decision
We had originally try to line up the BOB underwater scooter but since the water was not clear enough we were not
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Los Angeles, California
4 activities, 1 price! Incredible.
My boyfriend, his two daughters, and I paid for a package of 4 activities at Aquaworld with our hotel concierge.
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Valerie A
What an experience!!!!
I have never scuba dive. Even sticking my face in water freaks me out. The instructor Fernando was patient, and
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Houston, Texas
If you have not scuba dived a cenote; it needs to be on your to do list. Very professional and enjoyable. An all
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Corey C
Shared Fishing
Went on the shared fishing trip from Aquaworld. It was a great trip. They provided everything you needed and we
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Great day!
We booked a snorkeling excursion for 2 through our resort. We did wait for a bit to get picked up, and some of
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Playa de Gandia, Spain
Wave rider was amazing fun!
Enjoyed the wave rider several days in a row. Staff were super helpful. Got our boys doing tricks and even
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Must Do activity in Cancun (Scuba Dive) with little / No experience !!!
Hats off to crew members of Scuba diving experience at AquaWorld !!! They have been extremely helpful & protective
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Anna D
Great staff!
Our family booked the 2 hour snorkeling trip to Isla Mujeres; we had a 6 and 8 year old with us. The boat ride was
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Santos at the Emporio Aquaworld sales desk
Santos will tell you want ever to wish to hear, take your money, and then later or even following day inform you
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