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Night Snorkel, Looking for Octopus

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 69 reviews.San Miguel de Cozumel, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Dany

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, transport, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Have you ever been in the sea during the night?
This is a completely different adventure that you will remember all your life.
We will 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 will not fish or kill anything.

We will walk from the shore to the water and we will move around an area no bigger than two basketball court, the maximum depth is 2.5 meters so it its 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 will have my camera ready all the time to take pictures and videos for you and I will send all to you after the experience.

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

After the experience I will 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 experienc
Have you ever been in the sea during the night?
This is a completely different adventure that you will remember all your life.
We will 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 will not fish or kill anything.

We will walk from the shore to the water and we will move around an area no bigger than two basketball court, the maximum d…
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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
From £37
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Dany

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 69 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 where I fell in love with the sea, seeing beautiful sunrises, sunsets and 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 certified Diving Guide with PADI, in addition to being super host with airbnb and a kitesurf lover.
Recently I have been studying the different sea worms that come out at night in the beautiful waters of Cozumel and I am starting a work of classification of species.
I spent ten years on the oil platforms of the Gulf of Mexico as a mechatronics engineer, it was there where I fell in love with the sea, seeing beautiful sunrises, sunsets and 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 certified Diving Guide with PADI, in addition to being super host with airbnb and a kitesurf lover.
Recently I have been studying the different sea worms that come out at…
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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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 69 reviews.

Shanty
September 2019
Fue una experiencia fantástica y única, honestamente moría de miedo pero dany me ayudó a vencerlo y ahora es una experiencia que repetiría en diversas ocasiones. El mundo Marino es sorprendente y en modo nocturno es aun más. Es una experiencia que recomiendo a todos mis conocidos. Gracias Dani por todas tus atenciones.
Fue una experiencia fantástica y única, honestamente moría de miedo pero dany me ayudó a vencerlo y ahora es una experiencia que repetiría en diversas ocasiones. El mundo Marino es…
Jenny
September 2019
WOW!!! This trip was amazing. Danny made us feel very safe. We went over all safety rules before entering the water. This really was a once in a lifetime time experience. The creatures we were able to view during this tour were just magical. We will be looking up Danny next time to repeat this tour!
WOW!!! This trip was amazing. Danny made us feel very safe. We went over all safety rules before entering the water. This really was a once in a lifetime time experience. The c…
Addie Rae
September 2019
My wife loves octopi so this was top on our list for activities. Dany and his partner were very professional and so super friendly. Their respect for Mother Nature while still giving us the experience warmed our hearts. They knew all the spots to see the octopi, we ended up being able to hang out with one and hold it for a LONG time. Dany got great videos and photos that he shared with us free. The best experience we’ve had in Cozumel, once in a lifetime, you have to do it with Dany!!!
My wife loves octopi so this was top on our list for activities. Dany and his partner were very professional and so super friendly. Their respect for Mother Nature while still givi…
Sarah
August 2019
Dany and Shaila were wonderful hosts for this amazing experience. They obviously love sharing their knowledge of the underwater life. We are a family of 4 with 2 children aged 11 & 15. Dany gave us a safety talk and told us what to expect and kitted us out with snorkelling gear and torches. Our first trip was cut short due to strong currents. Dany's first priority was safety so we re booked for another night. When we went out again it was even more exciting as we had already had a glimpse of what we would be seeing! We had a great snorkel seeing octopus, squid, rays, lobster (who knew they were so beautiful when torchlight shines on them?!) Crabs, eels, puffer fish, anemones and plenty of sleeping fish. The sea at night is so wonderfully different! This is a trip to not be dismissed if you love snorkelling you must do this! You will remember it forever. Thank you so much Dany and Shaila for looking after us and sharing your love of the sea in such a unique way.
Dany and Shaila were wonderful hosts for this amazing experience. They obviously love sharing their knowledge of the underwater life. We are a family of 4 with 2 children aged 11…
Jackie
August 2019
This experience far exceeded our expectations and was the highlight of our trip and the highlight of our snorkeling experiences! My boyfriend and I have a moderate amount of snorkeling experience, but have never snorkeled at night before. When I saw this AirBnB experience, I knew I had to book this for our trip to Playa del Carmen. Dany and Sheila are very personable and were so flexible when we missed our ferry. Dany suggested we reschedule instead of taking the next ferry so we could have maximum time in the water. Dany provides high quality snorkeling equipment, makes you feel very comfortable in the water with a thorough safety talk beforehand, and multiple check-ins during the time in the water. We saw a lot of sea animals that we had never seen during daytime snorkeling. And we got FREE videos afterwards! Don’t hesitant and book this!!
This experience far exceeded our expectations and was the highlight of our trip and the highlight of our snorkeling experiences! My boyfriend and I have a moderate amount of snorke…
Marissa
August 2019
Experiencia divertida buscando calamares y pulpos. Los host son muy simpáticos y te comparten sus experiencias y conocimiento, así como su atención es de lo más recomendable.

Things to know

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.

More tips

If you come from Playa del carmen, take the Ultramar Ferry at 6 pm to be in Cozumel at 7 pm, at the end we will take the 10 pm Ferry back to playa.
If the weather is not good we will have to cancel

What to bring

Camera / go pro

Long sleve shirt