Diving with Bull Sharks in Playa del Carmen is an experience of a lifetime and that is for sure. Getting so close to that powerful and majestic creature in open water will pump your adrenaline to the max. If you are ready to break out of your comfort zone and go bull shark diving, Kооx Diving have all the adventure and great quality equipment to assure you have the time of your life.
The reefs of the Caribbean waters around Playa del Carmen is the place where divers have regularly spotted bull sharks for years. And the best time for this adventure is in the winter months from November to March. During that period, bull sharks migrate to the cooler waters of the Yucatan peninsular to give birth. The best part of the day for bull shark diving is the early morning.
Please note that this extreme scuba diving experience is appropriate for Advanced Open water certified divers. If you lack a diving certification, check out our scuba diving courses and don’t miss this thrilling, new experience, which will change your life forever.
Just a Glimpse of the Adventure
Diving with Bull sharks in Playa del Carmen with Koox – the adventure begins
The bull shark diving adventure starts with checking the weather conditions. We will meet at your preferred pickup place, plan and discuss the whole dive process on our way to Playa Del Carmen. Together with Koox instructors, you will have the chance to dive twice up to 30m in depth. The equipment for bull shark diving is included in the price of the dive.
Bull Shark Diving – (November – March)
Prices in USD
(November – March)
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2 Dives: 1 shallow reef + 1 AOW deep with Bull sharks 🦈from Tulum
2-4 people small group visits – every day, meeting points available: Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, Puerto Aventuras
Prices are fixed, regardless of the number of people in the group.
All prices include equipment rental: – diving gear, 2 tanks, a wetsuit, fins, etc
Free Nitrox 32 is available upon request for tech-certified divers – please let us know in advance Advanced Open water certification or equivalent is required.
Please mind that Bull Sharks Season is from November to March.
Please mind that all dive tours include not more than 1 advanced deep dive with Bull sharks: for advanced open-water certified divers
As we do not feed the sharks, it is common to see 4-5 sharks during the dive Please mind that we might change the date of the tour, to make sure you will get to see bull sharks or in case of bad weather
For private diving tours, please contact us, so we can provide an exclusive offer for you.
Join Our First Bull Shark Project – 15-17.01.23 – 3 days with a Shark Behaviour Expert
You will learn:
🦈how to identify male and female bull sharks
🦈how to take the perfect picture for a shark id catalog.
🦈Become a shark expert – Get a good picture of an unidentified individual and name it yourself!
Join Chucho – the famous Koox Adventures Owner (Tech & Full Cave Instructor) & Olimpia – Marine Biologist & Shark Behaviour Specialist for this unique adventure:
🦈3 days – 4 dives in Playa del Carmen with Bull sharks
🦈Workshops and presentations
🦈All necessary materials for research activities
🦈Dive gear (just make sure to get your own dive computer, we’ll take care of the rest)
🦈Nitrox – if you have Nitrox certification – or you can take the course with us
🦈Transportation from the meeting point and back
Nitrox certification is required – you can take a course with us Advanced Open water certification or equivalent is required.
Dive insurance is required: DAN or similar. For any questions: Feel free to contact Olimpia – our marine biologist & shark behavior expert👇🏼
Why we love Bull Shark Diving – because Bull Sharks are really great – here are some facts
Bull Sharks, also known as Zambezi Sharks, Nicaragua Sharks, Ganges River Sharks, Shovelnose sharks etc are remarkable animals. Commonly found in coastal areas of warm oceans, they have a special ability. Bull sharks easily switch between salt and freshwaters. Thus, they can be found in rivers and even lakes. What is more, they give birth in the fresh waters of rivers and also in the warm waters of the Caribbean reefs around Playa del Carmen.
Bull sharks get their name from their stocky figure and the broad, flat snout, resembling a bull. And just like bulls, they have a habit to attack the prey, hitting it first in the butt using the head, the so-called “bump-and-bite technique”. When attacked, bull sharks use a special trick, they throw up, the predator gets distracted and the bull shark gets a chance to escape.
Bull sharks are quite large predators. Their weight can reach up to 130 kg and length of 2.4m.
Their menu consists mostly of different kind of fish, smaller sharks, stingrays, dolphins, turtles, starfish, birds and even land mammals. They hunt in murky waters, where it is harder for the pray to see its predator.
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