Bull Shark Encounters & Mama Viña Wreck Dive

Premium Tour with 5-Star PADI Divemasters

Limited Season:  Nov 15th to Feb 15th

Every winter, female Bull Sharks migrate into the warm waters of  Playa del Carmen, giving divers the opportunity to interact with these beautiful Queens of the seas as they swim gracefully around you.  A close encounter will forever change your opinion about sharks. Be ready for one the most thrilling dives of your life!


wreck dive the Mama Viña

Your 2nd dive on this tour will be to visit the Mama Viña ship wreck, which was sunk in the 90’s with the goal to create an artificial reef. Today is home of many soft coral formations, green moray eels and lots of Caribbean fish, one of the best dives in the Riviera Maya.

Pricing and Reservations

Bull Sharks and Wreck Dive Tour

advance:  $185 USD
($USD price if booked through our USA office at least 72+hrs in advance)

walk-in:  $3240 MX Pesos
(Our on-island shop accepts $USD at the conversion rate posted in the shop.)

Schedule and Duration


  • 7 am (from Cozumel ferry dock) to between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m., depending on weather.
  • Tour itself starts and ends at Señor Frog’s Restaurant in Playa del Carmen.


  • Approximately 6 hours in Playa del Carmen.
  • The trip out to the feeding grounds may take 30 minutes.
  • 1st dive is with the bull sharks, 2nd dive is the wreck dive


  • Limited Season:  Nov 15th to Feb 15th
  • Daily during season, except when port is closed due to bad weather
Ferry to Playa Del Carmen

Ferry service to Playa Del Carmen

  • Not included:  roundtrip ferry between Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen
  • Fare is about USD $12 one way 
  • Plan to be at the pier in Cozumel no later than 6:30am to take the 7am ferry
  • Inquire about ferry tickets from Dive Paradise’s main office on island

It’s best not to buy a round trip in the morning, so you have the option of a different ferry in the afternoon.

Tickets are non transferable between ferry companies.  Only one company runs ferries each day.

Meeting Point

Meeting Point:

• Señor Frog’s Restaurant in Playa del Carmen, about 30 yards from the ferry dock. Our guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.

What's Included

Activity Inclusions:

  • Marine Park & Harbor Fee
  • Roundtrip transportation from ferry “Plaza”  to dive site 
  • Soft drinks, water, 
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Adults only. 
  • Advanced Open Water Diver Certification required
  • Biodegradable reef-safe sunblock only 
  • Photography services available


Divers may use their own or can rent gear at Playa Del Carmen Dive Shop

Self Care

Self Care

• Bring a hat, sunglasses, covering for legs/arms, reef-safe sunscreen, towel, swim suit, and cash for souvenirs and tips