Av. P.º del Puerto 1180, 77976 Mahahual, Q.R., Mexico

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Costa Maya Scuba Diving Tour

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About Chunky Monkey diving activities

Chunky Monkey Tours is a local tour agency in Costa Maya, which means the tours are more fun and personal. We treat every customer like family and genuinely want them to have an amazing time! Here in Costa Maya, we offer a wide variety of tours, but one of our most loved ones is the scuba diving tour!

We take pride in offering fun-filled adventures for the whole family, which you can tell by our many positive reviews. Many people visit Costa Maya on cruise boats and can book almost any service with us. If you’re looking for a good family company to book with to have a great time, Chunky Monkey Tours is just for you!

The best scuba diving in the world

Chunky Monkey Tours scuba diving is like no other. We offer some of the best scuba diving that you’ll ever find, not just in Costa Maya, Mahahual. We will provide all your equipment and free drinks to hydrate on your dives. Even though you’ll be surrounded by water, staying hydrated is one of the most critical parts of your journey.

You don’t have to worry because our certified dive master will take care of you on your trip and ensure your safety. You will get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at our dive sites. Once you dive deeper under the water, you will discover a new underwater world filled with vibrant creatures!

We have expert divers to lead your group and watch over you!

Experience the beauty of Mexico

Even if you have gone diving with us before, this Caribbean dive will make you want to say wow! You will have the option of diving in different dive sites and experience levels to make sure you pick the one for you. On the course of your scuba dive, you will see a fantastic variety of fish, reefs, and the sea! Our professional divers will pick the most optimal spot for you to go scuba diving for a few hours. After, you can explore the beaches where we shore or visit our Costa Maya Beach Club.


What is scuba diving?

Scuba diving is when a diver goes underwater with a tank and other equipment. A good thing about this is that you can explore even deeper in this underwater world without having to worry about air. The con is that you need to be a strong swimmer and be able to use breathing equipment. In many places, you’ll also need to become a certified diver to go through the course of an entire trip. By scuba diving meters in the Caribbean, you will get to see the reef in Mahahual.

Does Costa Maya have good scuba diving?

Yeah! Diving off the south coast of Costa Maya is ideal for beginning divers as the coral reef acts as a barrier. The water here has many unknown areas suitable for experienced divers. Costa Maya, Mexico, is also home to the second largest barrier reef in the world! That means that there are many types of exotic fish and marine life.

You can even spot a turtle or an eagle ray if you’re lucky! Not to mention the many species of beautiful coral reefs that you can find in the sea. We also offer snorkeling dives if you would rather stay near the surface. Remember to book before you go because there are limited dives and people we can fit on a team.

Do I have to be certified to go scuba diving?

The short answer is no, but it’s a little more complicated. Many diving tours offered by tour companies don’t require you to be certified, and the ones that do are more extreme tours offered to people with more experience.

If you want to make the most of your time here, we recommend becoming certified before going on your trip to go on a better trip, but don’t worry if you aren’t! You can find easier diving tours that don’t require you to be certified and are offered to a bigger audience so that you can bring your family along!

Is scuba diving hard for beginners?

As a recreational activity, diving can quickly be learned. When you glide around and admire water sights, it takes three simple skills — swimming, kicking, and breathing. Once you have learned how to do these three basic motions, you’ll do just fine on a scuba diving tour. We suggest you take a class and become a certified diver before booking a more extreme tour. Luckily, the coral reef is a natural barrier and helps to keep the waves calmer and divers where they need to be. This is a great place for beginners to dive, especially with the beautiful sights.

Is it safe to scuba dive in Costa Maya, Mahahual?

Absolutely! We take your safety very seriously while on our dive. If you are unsure what to do, our dive instructors know what they’re doing and have experience.

While on your adventure, you won’t have to worry too much about getting hurt if you stick with your team. Still, we would take a few precautionary steps before going on your dive. First, it would be good to learn the hand signals, which our instructor already knows.

Knowing the hand signals will mean you can signal to your instructor or recognize their signals underwater at the site. Second, you should make sure that your gear fits properly. After putting on your gear, especially your feet fins, you should try walking around and swimming with them. You might want to get a different pair for our dive if they slip off.

Can I have a refund if my cruise doesn't port on time?

Many tour companies, including us, offer a no port, no pay policy. If your cruise doesn’t show up on shore on time and you miss your booking, you will get a free refund. We will then do our best to book your trip to fit in when you’re here so you can still enjoy scuba diving and see the stunning marine life.

Chunky Monkey Tours will always take care of you!

What's the difference between snorkeling and scuba diving?

When snorkeling, you stay near the surface and use a mask attached to a snorkel tube. That way, you can breathe while taking in the sights. When scuba diving, you go entirely underwater, anywhere from 18 to 60 meters down. You also use a breathing tank instead of a tube attached to your mask. Snorkeling benefits are that you can do it with the whole family without knowing how to swim. The best part about scuba diving is seeing much more and going deeper.

At the end of your scuba diving trip

You’ll probably be understandably tired after scuba diving for a few hours. If that’s the case, you can go to 5 star rated Chunky Monkey Costa Maya Beach Club, where you can rest your feet and get a bite to eat. If you’re thirsty, you can order some free water or perhaps a fun drink from our bar. Our crew would be happy to serve you and hear about your scuba diving stories. Chunky Monkey Beach Club hours range from 7:30 pm Monday to Wednesday to 10 pm from Thursday to Sunday.

We hope you enjoy it there and love your scuba diving trip!


Rating 4.5 based on 345 reviews


Fabulous place to spend the day or just a few hours. The food is the best we’ve had in Mahahual! Fernando and his team do everything to make your stay enjoyable. I also did a fantastic snorkelling tour with them - Fernando arranged for the boat to pick me up infront of the bar, amazing variety of fish at the reef & they even send you photos of you snorkelling after! Couldn’t ask for more!


Incredible Service and Value! Where to begin... The owner, Fernando, and his family/team will forever have a special memory in our seven night (and first Royal Caribbean) cruise. My SO and I booked our first cruise excursion together since we normally just explore whatever port town or go to the beaches. We took a chance looking outside of Royal Caribbean's overpriced options when booking this 3rd party excursion. Our destination was the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins because a)
I'm a sucker for Mayan and mesoamerican culture/history and b) why not? Boy oh boy do we not regret that decision! This ended up being our favorite destination of the itinerary and of all itineraries so far from our previous cruises!

Kris Barber

We also decided to take the snorkel tour. Seen some very interesting and neat stuff. Fernando is a family owned and ran business. Top notch experience. No body trying to swindle you for money, enjoy all your experiences with chunky monkey.

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