Walk under the water with this fun Sea Trek Helmet Dive. No prior experience is necessary except being comfortable in the water! Enjoy Chankanaab Marine Park afterward.
As you arrive at Chankanaab Park your guide will show you where the Sea Trek activity is set up. Please note that the entrance fee to Chankanaab is not included, the cost per person is $26 USD. This includes use of the facilities such as chairs, hammocks, loungers, shade, restrooms, dressing rooms, inlet swimming areas, showers, and more. There are restaurants where you can purchase food and drinks at your own expense.
Sea Trek helmet diving is a safe underwater experience that everyone can do. Instead of carrying a heavy air tank strapped to your back, you will wear a type of underwater helmet that gives you a wide-angle view of the teeming sea life below the surface. If you wear prescription glasses, you can keep them on, and your hair will stay dry under the helmet. Your air is supplied through a hose from the surface as you walk along the bottom.
Before you get started, your certified, highly trained guide will show you the use of your equipment including the hand signals you will use to communicate with your guide and how to clear your ears. Lockers are available to store your belongings while you are in the water safely, for rent. Your Cozumel Sea Trek shore excursion guide will lead your small group into the water. The calm aqua blue and crystal clear ocean water at Chankanaab Marine Park make it an ideal location for this beginner's underwater Sea Trek Cozumel diving adventure.
The Mayan word "Chankanaab" means "little sea," and you will be diving in the Chankanaab cenote, which is a coastal cenote at the ocean's edge“ a cozy enclave for viewing marine life. The maximum depth you will go is just 20 feet and your underwater time is approximately 25 minutes. The visibility is clear and you are so shallow that it is very light from the sunshine at the surface just overhead.
When your time under the water is finished, you may choose to stay in the park to experience a variety of other activities at an extra cost. You might decide to get close to Mayan history on the archeological replicas walk or stroll through the lush botanical gardens where you can view more than 350 species of local island plants. Watch the process of handmade tortillas. Check out the tequila displays or maybe even the cacao chocolate site. Off-the-beach snorkeling will take you to Chankanaab Reef, where you can see the underwater Christ and Madonna statues as well as a rich variety of ocean fish - the snorkel gear is included for Sea Trek participants' unlimited use. There is also ziplining for those who are looking for an adrenaline rush. There are also other activities on site available at an extra cost, such as diving, snuba, manatee swimming, and dolphin encounters.
When you are ready to leave, taxis are available at the main entrance for your short trip back to your Cozumel port or to explore more of the island.
Please download and print the following Sea Trek Participation Form (PDF document) and complete it prior to participation in this Cozumel Sea Trek Helmet Diving Excursion.
Explore the underwater world of Chankanaab marine park on this fun Sea Trek Helmet Dive excursion. Walk underwater! Safe, fun, and easy for everyone.