Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico [With Killer Video!]

Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!

I live in Cozumel, Mexico and have been diving, both professionally and recreationally for almost 30 years – my first bull shark dive experience is absolutely still a stand out among my 2000+ dives. While the bull sharks are still in Playa del Carmen, usually between November and February, we offer a seasonal tour in which we personally take our diving clients over and give them the thrill of a lifetime.

Without exception, our clients LOVE the bull shark dive!

Here is what one of them had to say about his experience from January 2018:

“We are four very experienced divers and were looking for something new to do during our 4 days of scuba diving in Cozumel with ScubaLuis. One of us is pretty claustrophobic so we really weren’t interested in diving the cenotes this time (though you MUST try it some time!). Luis suggested that we head to Playa del Carmen together and scuba dive with the bull sharks since they were in season. I had heard about this dive so many times before and other divers seem to rave over doing it.

Luis set the whole thing up with Jaime, an associate of his, who has a lot of experience in this area. Of course, from the moment we arrived the service was top-notch and attentive – it was a beautiful day and the water between Cozumel and Playa were perfect conditions for the Ranger (Luis’ boat). We received a thorough brief before the dive and never felt uncomfortable diving with these very large sharks.

What followed was an absolute treat and one of the most memorable dives I’ve ever had. The bull sharks were amazing to see and swim among.


I cannot say enough about all of the feelings that come with diving with these otherwise dangerous predators realizing that there are no safety barriers other than the professionalism of Luis and Jaime, which really inspired confidence in us all.

This experience is definitely in my life’s highlight reel and I’m already planning my trip back to do it again!!! 

Thanks, Luis, you rock!

– James”

Watch my video above, and if you are interested in diving with the bull sharks in Playa Del Carmen, too, contact us and book your reservation early! The dives are usually limited to just 4 or 5 divers and 2 guides, so our boat fills up quickly.

Playa Del Carmen Bull Shark Dive

Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) – Photo by L. Scott Harrell

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