Playa del Carmen
A great add-on to your dive vacation!
Until recently, a diver would consider himself lucky if he saw one of these creatures in a lifetime of SCUBA adventures. But here you are, smack in the middle of the world's most striking phenomenon of marine biology. Aquatic elephants on parade! Now begins your whale shark adventure, with two or more opportunities to snorkel or swim with the biggest fish in the ocean. It’s a moment of wonder and privilege, as you’re party to this unique assembly here in the Mexican Caribbean.
After your exhilarating up-close encounters, the captain heads back towards Puerto Juarez. The boat stops by the reef for more snorkeling and a chance to unwind. The crew prepares the world's freshest ceviche for all to savor, and they serve it with Mexican Caribbean hospitality and soft drinks.
After lunch, it’s back to the beach club at Puerto Juarez, where you freshen up with a quick shower. Then you jump on a shuttle either to the airport (with prior arrangement) or back to Playa Del Carmen, arriving between 4:00-5:30 p.m., depending on the weather. At this point, it's your choice: hop the next ferry back to Cozumel, or take a later ferry so you have time to linger in Playa. Maybe go for a stroll, have a bite, or shop the boutiques on famous Fifth Avenue.
This is a memory you'll cherish forever!
A snorkel vest is required, or you may bring along a wet suit (at least 2cm thick) to wear instead.
Luggage may be stored in the shop at Puerto Juarez, or on the boat.