• Free Back to Ship Guarantee &
    Free Last Minute Cancellations!
  • Simply the Best Deal Guarantee,
    Or we refund 115% of Difference!
  • 80,000+ Customer Reviews,
    4.8 / 5 Booking Satisfaction Record!
  • 24/7 Personal Traveler Assistance,
    365 Days & Around the World!

Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion

Cozumel, Mexico (Excursion ID S1136)

From USD
Regular $89.00
Lowest Price Guarantee
35 Reviews
Write a Review
Select Participants
Marked as favorite
Add to favorites
  • Free Cancellation Anytime Before or After Excursion
  • No port - No Pay: Money Back Guarantee
  • Free Unlimited Booking Changes: 100% flexibility!
  • Duration
    1 hours 15 min
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    12 Years Old
  • Languages
    EN | ES


  • EARLY RESERVATION strongly recommended, especially for groups! 
  • English speaking certified guides!
  • All necessary instructions and mini-submarine equipment included!
  • Rated No.1 Underwater Adventure in Cozumel!
  • Anyone in your group may come along and watch from shore at no charge!

The meeting point for your Mini Submarine Cruise Excursion is just a short distance from the downtown pier and a short taxi ride from the other cruise piers. So your fun day is not far away!

The friendly staff will be waiting for you, check you in and then your adventure begins . You will have a quick orientation and then head into the water. Your highly trained, English speaking guides will be with you at all times during this excursion.

The Cozumel mini-submarines are easy to maneuver underwater. The machines are also known as BOB's (breathing observation bubbles or BOSS breathing observation submersible scooter), underwater mini-subs or sea scooters. They resemble a sort of bike that you sit down on, hold on to handle bars, only difference is your head is inside a bubble. Your head will stay dry under the bubble and you can wear your glasses if you'd like!

The mini subs work using the Bell Principle which is simple physics - like a glass turned upside down in a bucket of water, there is an air pocket in the top of the glass. The bubble portion is where your head will be and the air is pumped into it continuously. It's the air pressure that keeps the water out! To get in the bubble you will take a few breaths and duck your head under the helmet with the assistance of the guide. The air pocket inside the helmet bubble also acts as a cork bobbing in the water - you will stay upright.

You can expect to see a variety of coral formations, colorful tropical fish and other interesting marine life in the super clear, warm Caribbean waters. Get a unique underwater perspective like a profession SCUBA diver gets, except you do not need any prior training, certification or long classroom dive studies to see it on the Cozumel Underwater Scooter Mini Submarines!!

Your time underwater will be about 30-35 minutes and when your "drive" is completed, you will return to shore to the beach area where you started. You may stay as long as you wish at the resort's beach area and use the showers, restrooms, and beach lounge chairs. There is also a restaurant you may purchase food and drinks from.

Book this Cozumel Excursion

Item Price Deposit Balance Quantity
Participants Nov. 1 and after: $77.99$22.99$55.00
Price: $77.99
Reserve Now: $22.99
Pay Later: $55.00

Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Experiences

This excursion is available to everybody and specially designed to accommodate passengers of the following cruise lines

Cozumel Excursion Activities On Site

Similar Cozumel Excursions

Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Reviews

A unique personal Mini Submarine Cruise Excursion in Cozumel! Drive your own underwater submarine scooter and explore Cozumel under the water! No snorkel or diving experience needed! Great adventure for the entire family or group!


35 Reviews

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
The best experience! Must do!
     5/5  June 2022
Quick taxi ride from the port to the hotel where we were able to enjoy the pool before going to the beach for the excursion. The instructors spent time educating us and making sure we understand and felt safe. It was only my husband and myself and our 2 instructors. They made sure we saw lots of sea life. They took pictures and videos of the entire excursion for us (Additional charge and very well worth it) After the excursion we enjoyed the beach for a few hours. I can't say enough about this excursion. There is also lockers for rent to secure your items.
Show Management Response

San Antonio
Sea Life up close and personal
     5/5  November 2021
We arrived at the hotel via a quick taxi ride from our port. We were met immediately and taken across the street to the beach area. You have the option to rent a locker from the hotel for $ 5.00 plus a refundable $ 20.00 deposit, plan to bring money. We were given a brief tutorial on the proper way to get on the scooter and hand symbols to use while under water. Once in the water the guides were very attentive and try to show us an much sea life as they could. The helmets seems to be magnified and you think you are going to hit the bottom of the sea, don't worry you are a good couple of feet from the bottom at all times. They are times when they will put the sea life in your hands to hold (if you want to). This was really cool seeing everything so close. The scooters are easy to use and don't go very fast. There is a diver in the water taking pictures of you through out the excursion and you can purchase the sd card at the end of all the pictures and videos that he takes. This is a great option as taking your own camera it is had to navigate while trying to drive the scooter. The cost for this was optional and is $ 70.00 currently. We had a great time and loved the experience.
Show Management Response

Duncanville, TX
Lots of fun!
     4/5  February 2020
We really enjoyed this excursion. The staff were super friendly. We were disappointed, though because they were not able to open the file that had our video and photos on it for purchase.
Show Management Response

Houston, Texas, US
     5/5  February 2020
We had such a great time on this excursion! Our guides were PHENOMENAL, and made sure we all felt so safe and knowledge of how everything was going to go during the outing. I’m so upset that I can’t remember their names because we were very impressed with their service and expertise. It was a truly unique and fun adventure, very intimate (it was just our group of four!!), and the facility was perfect!! The hotel we met at was very impressive and clean, the restaurant onsite smelled INCREDIBLE, and the beach area was simply beautiful. It was private and spacious too, so we didn’t have to wait for a great area with beach chairs. All staff was extremely helpful as well. Not to mention, the snorkeling was the best I’ve ever experienced so far!! Everyone in my group had a wonderful and unforgettable time. We would definitely recommend this excursion and this company!!
Show Management Response

Fun and easy excursion!
     5/5  April 2019
First off. I want to tell you how accommodating this company is. Our cruise ship was 5 hours late and after speaking to them over the phone, they were able to reschedule us for a later time! Now for the excursion, so fun! After explaining how to operate the mini submarine scooters, the crew took us around and showed us pufferfish, sea spiders and other interesting sea life. They continually made sure we were alright and were very friendly and knowledgeable. The underwater excursion lasts about half an hour, but after they let you hang out on the beautiful beach. We lounged on the cozy hammocks and took in the gorgeous scenery.
Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Fun and easy excursion!Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Fun and easy excursion!Show Management Response

Detroit, Michigan
     5/5  February 2019
Absolutely loved this excursion! The divers did a great job!
Show Management Response

great fun
     5/5  March 2019
Be instructors were amazing! They were very patient and calming for those who were unsure. You did get to scoot around under water but not for very long. Pretty interesting seeing and holding the sea life. Overall I would recommend this excursion for sure!
Show Management Response

Charlotte, NC
Unforgettable Experience!!
     5/5  December 2019
Just returning from our Caribbean cruise and I did this with my friends. This was a totally new experience for us and really enjoyed. We definitely are returning next year bringing more people to experience this tour.
Show Management Response

United States
Super Cool
     5/5  November 2018
Staff was great, had a great experience. Would love to do it again
Show Management Response

Best Excursion of the trip!
     5/5  February 2018
We took a short cab ride to get to this Excursion. It cost us $25 plus tip for 15 people which we thought was very reasonable. Once we arrived we were met in the lobby where were taken to the beach to be introduced to our guide. He was wonderful. He explained in detail safety measures and how the scooters worked. We were a group of 12 people so we had to go in 2 groups, which was already explained to us prior to showing up. Only 1 person had ever scuba dived before so the rest of us were pretty nervous. When we got in the water and took that first breath in the bubble we were all good!! It was an incredible experience and everyone in our group LOVED it!! The crew found various ocean wildlife and brought them to us so we can hold them. The crew took pictures and video of us that we were able to purchase the entire CD for $30. Very reasonable. Highlight of our Cruise and most talked about excursion!!
Show Management Response

     5/5  April 2018
What a Great adventure. Well worth the money. The guides were great. They went above and beyond to make the excursion a perfect one. Can't wait to do it again. The photos and the video came out really nice.
Show Management Response

Great Excursion
     5/5  April 2018
This was by far our best excursions. Staff was great. All around it was a 5 Star deal. Well worth the money.
Show Management Response

Look No Further! This was AWESOME!
     5/5  June 2017
Oh my goodness, where do I even start!? For the quick readers, here are the high points: * Worth every penny * Friendly staff * Safe * You can hang here all day! You take a short (5 min) taxi ride from the cruise terminal for $8 (I think it was $8, we just gave him $10 and said thank you). This was the first time my husband and I had every done this underwater adventure and our instructors could not have been any better! Joaquin Pierre and Rafael were our instructors and they were very informative, made us feel comfortable, and went above and beyond! They gave us a full understanding of the process and made sure we felt comfortable before heading into the water. Getting onto the scooter and under the helmet seemed intimidating at first, but was really easy to do. The experience underwater was amazing, as Joaquin and Rafael brought a variety of sea life to our hands. After the excursion was over we were shown a lounge chair area that sat next to a lagoon. Oh my goodness. If I could go back to this place right now I would! It was BEAUTIFUL there! We were so thankful we had chosen this excursion. After hanging out ocean side, beside and in the lagoon, we went to a restaurant recommended by Rafael which was called La Choca. The food and atmosphere were awesome! It's another $8 taxi ride to get there, but SO worth it! Thank you so much to Joaquin and Rafael! We will remember this for the rest of our lives. <3
Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Look No Further! This was AWESOME!Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Look No Further! This was AWESOME!Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Look No Further! This was AWESOME!Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Look No Further! This was AWESOME!Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Look No Further! This was AWESOME!Show Management Response

Loved it!!
     4/5  May 2017
Instructions were informative and thorough. Guides watched us closely to make sure we were ok. Loved holding the sealife ( but not the seaspiders,lol). Only drawback is it went by quick and doesn't feel like you go very far at all. Still glad I did it
Show Management Response

Austin, Texas
Best Excursion Ever
     5/5  July 2017
We took our children on a cruise for the first time. We did this excursion and cannot say enough about it. This review is way late but I did not want to skip writing it. We were early and Jorge and team were nothing short of awesome. We were a bit nervous about being in the bubble and driving the scooter. They stay with you the entire time they tell you what hand signals to use if you need anything. Several times they came to each of us and checked if we were ok. Hold the different fish was awesome. My daughter had her GoPro on her wrist and the diver put chum next to it so that she could capture what seemed like hundreds of fish. They were excellent with our kids, it was clear they wanted them to have fun and enjoy. We did not book this through Carnival so you have to make sure you leave yourself enough time to get back to the boat if you are cruising. We bought the CD with our pictures that they offer. Will for sure book again if we go back.
Show Management Response

Westfield, IN
Great choice - wonderful experience
     5/5  March 2016
We showed up an hour early for this excursion (forgetting that ship time was an hour ahead of local time), but we were still greeted in a very friendly manner and encouraged to use the pool/beach area at the resort while we waited. Once we began the crew running the subs went over everything with us and worked hard to remove any apprehension. We were underwater for a full 30 minutes, but that time flew by. Driving the scooter underwater was really cool. Seeing and holding the variety of sea life was great! This is definitely something everyone should try once. You'll be glad you did! When we finished, we were again encouraged to hang around on the beach - nice chairs & hammocks. Great day.
Show Management Response

oklahoma city
Aquatic Adventure
     4/5  July 2016
This is the PERFECT way to explore underwater life for those who do not wish to or can not scuba dive. The guides do a good job of scavenging the site to bring different creatures to your hand! The blow fish is a HOOT! It had a perfect smile on it's face! An unexpected find was a barracuda that swam by!!! You breath easily and comfortably within your bubble as the rest of you is emerged!. The scooters do not go fast, but that just gave me time to look about and take in the scenery. You can even bring your own underwater camera!
Show Management Response

Great excursion
     5/5  January 2016
Great excursion. Everybody should do this at least once. Also that let you bring your own underwater camera. They also took pictures and a video and sold them as a $30 package.
Show Management Response

United States
Mini Sub Adventure was Fun
     5/5  November 2016
Up close and personal with all the marine life. What a treat. The blow fish was so cute! We had a great time under the water. It was a little loud in the helmet, but other than that we had a great time!
Show Management Response

Fairfax va
Great adventure
     5/5  April 2015
Me and my wife Can not swim a lick. Had to fight our fear to get into the sub, but once in best experience ever! The instructor was great explain everything in great details. They are always right there with you from beginning to end. After doing this we plan on taking swimming lessons cause we loved being under the water seeing all the beautiful marine life.
Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Great adventureCozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Great adventureShow Management Response

Glad I finally got to do it!
     5/5  February 2014
I have just three words to say - BOOK IT NOW! I tried to book this excursion on my last cruise but it was already sold out 3 weeks before my cruise. I am so glad I reserved my space early this time. It was a blast. Do not think you can wait and do this when you arrive in Cozumel.
Show Management Response

Fun and relaxing adventure
     4/5  January 2014
The mini sub excursion in Cozumel was on top of our list of shore excursions this cruise and we are glad we did it. The staff took really good care of our group and we felt safe all the way. Riding the underwater scooters was a lot of fun and really easy to steer. Wish we could have taken one of them home lol!
Show Management Response

Very fun
     4/5  March 2014
My girlfriend and I just came back on the Carnival Breeze from Cozumel. We booked this online on this website. The scooters were so much fun. We saw alot of fish but I was hoping that we would see more. I hope our photos turn out!
Show Management Response

Way more fun than I thought it would be!
     5/5  January 2014
My friends talked me into doing this tour on our cruise in Cozumel. It looked okay but I was not really into the idea. I am so glad I went because it was a blast. It is like an underwater circus ride! I could not stop smiling and sure did not want it to end. I saw even more fish than I thought. There were 6 of us and we got to do it altogether. I am not a good swimmer so I would not have chosen this to do but I am thanking my friends for making me go! LOVED IT!!!
Show Management Response

Everyone should try this!
     5/5  March 2014
This was a REALLY FUN thing to do in Cozumel. We got that last 3 spots. So glad we made reservations!
Show Management Response

Fantastic adventure!
     5/5  May 2014
This Mini Sub tour came recommended from friends and we had a blast! Would do it again anytime!
Show Management Response

San Antonio, TX
Do it! BEST excursion ever!
     5/5  August 2014
This excursion will leave you with memories of a lifetime. You'll be bragging to your friends how you, an inexperienced diver, toured the ocean depths (okay, only 15 feet, but they don't need to know that) and held a baby stingray! Joaquin was our group leader. He explained to our party of five how to use the sea scooter. Then he and two other scuba guides led us on an underwater journey. They use hand gestures underwater to communicate with you. They brought us stingray, sea urchin, puffer fish, sea spider, and an anemone to hold in our hands. They even used our underwater cameras to take pics of us! Rafael was especially nice, patient and funny. YOU MUST DO THIS EXCURSION. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
Show Management Response

Family Loved It!!
     4/5  September 2014
My whole family loved it. Elderly mom who has had hip replacement surgery was very worried about being able to do it but they took personal care to help her and she had no problem. We all just wished it was a little longer because it was so much fun but that may be a restriction thing?. Also make sure you buy the pictures and video after. We were in a hurry and didn't get them. We all wished we had afterwards.
Show Management Response

     5/5  October 2014
Awesome trip! (reprinted from Fan Page)
Show Management Response

Oklahoma City, USA
     5/5  December 2014
What a fun adventure this was. Well worth the money and easy way to have an underwater adventure for those who don't scuba. Instructors were fantastic and our group had a blast. Be sure to take you own underwater camera so you can grab some pics. We brought our own and purchased the picture package as well.
Show Management Response

Mini Submarine review
     4/5  March 2013
6 of us booked the mini sub excursion and we were very happy that everybody was on the same trip. Rafael and Marcos made sure that we felt comfortable in the subs and they also had divers with us at all times so we could focus on having fun. The machines were easy to drive and it was nice to dive with the head staying dry. Next time we will have a camera with us!
Cozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Mini Submarine reviewCozumel Mini Submarine Underwater Scooter Excursion Mini Submarine reviewShow Management Response

Great fun
     4/5  October 2013
This was a really fun tour. My kids actually picked this one out but I think I had even more fun! My youngest child could not do the tour because she was not tall enough to have her head out of the water when she was sitting on the scooter. But she got to get in the water with her snorkel mask and watch! We were able to stay at the resort afterwards and bought drinks and some snacks.
Show Management Response

too cool
     5/5  September 2013
I will do this again! It was a blast.
Show Management Response

better than expected
     5/5  July 2013
I thought this was going to be more passive but it wasn't! It is much more interactive and I felt like I was in a James Bond movie. It was not scary at all. You also have the option to stay at the beach area but we had another tour lined up afterward.
Show Management Response

Different and Interesting
     4/5  January 2013
We wanted to try this since none of us have been scuba diving. Wife did not make it on the submarine at all she was scared. We asked if there was any possible refund or discount because all she did was lay on the SMALL beach, but nothing oh well. My dad and I went through the training and went down. The subs/BOSS were defiantly used and could be updated. But they worked SLOWLY. it was need to go down and look around. The Divers would go find sea life and bring it over to use. It was okay but next time i will do diving i think.
Show Management Response
Share your Experience!
35 Customer Reviews
  • No Port No Pay
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Deposit Payment Only
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Back to Ship Guarantee
  • Packages and Coupons
  • Lowest Price Guarantees
  • Free Last Minute Changes
  • Small Personalized Groups
  • Secure Payment Guarantee
  • Extended Customer Service Hours
  • Most Flexible Cancellation Policies
Need Assistance? Our Excursion Specialists are at your service to assist you with your Cozumel Excursions
Customer FAQs
Live Help Ready!
Request CallBack
Send Message
WhatsApp Chat
69,754 Verified Reviews
Easy to use
 Easy to use 
Angelia H Humboldt, Tennessee, US
Angelia H Humboldt, Tennessee, US Just Now
We have taken other excursions and were very happy
 We have taken other excursions and were very happy 
Stacey J Port St Lucie, FL, US
Stacey J Port St Lucie, FL, US Yesterday
We love you guys! so easy!
 We love you guys! so easy! 
Michelle L Dittmer, MO, US
Michelle L Dittmer, MO, US Yesterday
All good, easy check out!
 All good, easy check out! 
John L Merritt Island, FL, US
John L Merritt Island, FL, US 3 days ago
This was very user friendly to book and didn't take much time either. I can't wa...
 This was very user friendly to book and didn't take much time either. I can't wait for my trip. 
Tonya W tyler, TX, US
Tonya W tyler, TX, US 5 days ago
we have used Shore Excursioneer for years and always had great experiences!!
 we have used Shore Excursioneer for years and always had great experiences!! 
Paul C Waco, Texas, US
Paul C Waco, Texas, US 5 days ago