Bull Sharks | Playa del Carmen 

The bull shark dive in Playa del Carmen is a world class dive with phenomenal encounters, especially after normalization of the activities and the removal threat of local fishermen.
— Anonymous






The infamous lady bull sharks of Playa del Carmen create a world class shark dive. From November to March hundreds of female bull sharks arrive in Playa del Carmen. The season usually kicks off in late November and ends in early March. This is why we recommend January and February for this encounter, this way you can also visit the sailfish bait balls in Cancun. Diving certification is required, although the dive is relatively straight forward. Dive to about 23 meters or 70 ft and stay in the sand for about 20 minutes to enjoy the show.

There are many operators in Playa del Carmen; we highly suggest you go with dive shops that follow good shark diving practices.  Because you are diving relatively deep if you plan to take photos/video we recommend you plan your dive for mid-day to ensure the maximum amount of light during the dive. 






Recommended Operator

Phantom Divers contact Jorge Loria "el chino" at info@phantomdivers.com

Pepe Dive Center contact Pepe Esteban at info@pepedivecenter.com

Closest Airport

Cancun (CUN)

Recommended Accomodations

Playa del Carmen (Trip Advisor)


Rent a car in Cancun Airport or use shuttle service from the airport.