Night Snorkel, Looking for Octopus

San Miguel de Cozumel, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Dany

2.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Have you ever been in the sea during the night?
This is a completely different adventure that you’ll remember all your life.
We´ll snorkel in a privileged area where octopus and squids hunt during the night and do not worry we are there just to observer and learn, we´ll not fish or kill anything.

We´ll walk from the shore to the water and move around an area no bigger than two basketball court, the maximum depth is 2.5 meters so it’s pretty safe.
Every person will have a lantern and a strobe. If you feel that you need a life jacket, we can provide you with one. I´ll have my camera ready all the time to take pictures and videos for you and I´ll send all to you after the experience.

We´ll spend at least one hour and a half or two in the water depending on how you feel, we´ll have to work as a team because the octopuses are experts in camouflage. We´ll always keep a safe distance to the animals, even if sometimes the squids come very close to us, we´ll explain you how to behave to not hurt them.

After the experience we´ll take you to your hotel or Airbnb and you can ask me any question about the animals, I am always happy to share all what I have learned. Do not worry if you do not know how to swim, we can take some time to teach you some basic moves that will allow you to enjoy the experience.
People coming from playa should spend the nigth in cozumel.
Have you ever been in the sea during the night?
This is a completely different adventure that you’ll remember all your life.
We´ll snorkel in a privileged area where octopus and squids hunt during the night and do not worry we are there just to observer and learn, we´ll not fish or kill anything.

We´ll walk from the shore to the water and move around an area no bigger than two basketball court, the maximum depth is 2.5 met…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    refreshing beverages
  • Transport
    Transportation to your hotel or ferry at the end of the activity
  • Equipment
    Snorkel gear

Meet your host, Dany

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 83 Reviews
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I spent ten years on the oil platforms of the Gulf of Mexico as a mechatronics engineer, it was there that I fell in love with the sea watching beautiful sunrises, sunsets and the marine life that surrounds the platforms every day, now I have the privilege of living in this paradise where I can share my passion for the sea as a PADI certified guide, as well as being a super host on Airbnb and a lover of Kitesurfing.
In this activity I am helped by a special group of people, Sheila, Lalo, Miri and Shanty! We are all sea-loving divers.
We have a special love for octopuses and squid, we have learned a lot about squid body language at night, as it is different from how they behave during the day. We look forward to showing you about this body language.
I spent ten years on the oil platforms of the Gulf of Mexico as a mechatronics engineer, it was there that I fell in love with the sea watching beautiful sunrises, sunsets and the marine life that surrounds the platforms every day, now I have the privilege of living in this paradise where I can share my passion for the sea as a PADI certified guide, as well as being a super host on Airbnb and a lover of Kitesurfing.
In this activity I am helped by a special group of people, Sheila, Lalo, Mi…
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Where you'll be

The place is a public beach but not many people knows all the treasure hidden in that place and believe me we will be the only people there, during the day you can find a lot of starfish but in the night is when the magic take place, we will park the cars in front of the snorkel area and we will have to walk no more than 30 meters to reach the sea.
If the weather conditions are not good we´ll have to cancel the activity or move it for another day

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 83 reviews.

Meredith
July 2021
We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our trip! Our hosts were very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife, and they took great care that we were comfortable. Thanks to Miri’s sharp eyes, we saw three octopus, several rays, and even a baby shrimp that was smaller than my finger. Ending the tour by floating in the ocean and staring at the stars was absolutely magical. Highly recommended!
We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our trip! Our hosts were very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife, and they took great care that we were comfortable. Tha…
Cynthia
May 2021
Very well presented and comfortable experience for entering the ocean at night. Exciting to see octopus as well as many fish and lobster.
Susannah
May 2021
Dany and his brother Lalo were very thorough. Everything we needed for the experience was provided, fit perfect and was in great condition. Danny gave us a briefing on how the animals communicate with their body language and how to respond to them. We were told the octopus sightings had been a little low lately, but we saw four! Watching them change shape and color constantly before your eyes is an amazing experience. Lalo took excellent pictures and videos of us snorkeling close and looking at them. We also saw a squid, a bunch of angry lobsters, sleeping fish, shrimps and a few puffer fish. We enjoy telling our stories from the trip. It is a wonderful memory. I highly recommend going on this tour with Danny and Lalo.
Dany and his brother Lalo were very thorough. Everything we needed for the experience was provided, fit perfect and was in great condition. Danny gave us a briefing on how the anim…
Heath
May 2021
Our party, collectively, saw 5 octopi last night. No single person saw all 5, but nobody saw less than 3. A happy coincidence, the experience took place about 75 meters from the condo we were staying in for 2 weeks. my wife was very concerned about safety (emailing the children get love and farewells, expecting to die) and the moment we got out of the car she said "that might be coolest thing we've done here. We went parasailing, snorkeled off of 6 different reefs, we saw cenotes, caves, bats, beaches with sand so white, so fine that you would swear was sugar, we saw crocodiles, we saw sea turtles, we were serenaded through dinner and drinks, we meet dozens of people, we frolicked like kids, and the same woman that was trembling at the start LOVED the night time snorkel. most of the other animals we had seen already, but saw many more of them intimately, puffer fish, stingrays etc. the schools of fish shimmer brilliantly in the beam of the flashlight. upon arriving "home" we saw a great big hairy turantula. it was a great evening and our hosts made sure everyone was comfortable. thank you, both of you
Our party, collectively, saw 5 octopi last night. No single person saw all 5, but nobody saw less than 3. A happy coincidence, the experience took place about 75 meters from the co…
Lily
May 2021
This trip was absolutely amazing and better than expected! It was my first time night snorkelling and I was absolutely blown away by all the sea life at night. I highly recommend this trip for anyone thinking about it!
Liliana
May 2021
Fue una experiencia muy bonita, especialmente para los niños. El mar de noche y la vida marina, es definitivamente otra cosa. Tuvimos la suerte de ver pulpos, manta rayas, pez globo, camarones, calamar, etc. Lalo, estuvo siempre al pendiente de todos, nos hizo sentir cómodos y seguros en el mar. Fue una experiencia que siempre recordaremos y volveremos a hacer en el futuro. Totalmente recomendable para todos!
Fue una experiencia muy bonita, especialmente para los niños. El mar de noche y la vida marina, es definitivamente otra cosa. Tuvimos la suerte de ver pulpos, manta rayas, pez glob…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera / go pro

Long sleve shirt