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Riviera Maya

We did this same trip in 2014 with such HUGE success that we are offering it twice in 2015!

It's a great trip with so much to offer. The fabulous all inclusive hotel, the reef diving, the cenote dives ... or snorkeling with the whale sharks?!! Let's start with the whale sharks since it's the craziest thing you can legally do! Yes – you will be in the water with 30' – 40' FISH! They are generally seen feeding (on plankton) at the surface so you can easily view them from the boat or snorkel along side of them. This is a terrific opportunity to get up close and personal with the largest fish in the world – without even putting on scuba gear!

We will also enjoy diving on the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. The reef system begins north of Cancun and runs all the way to Honduras! And, if you need more unique and spectacular opportunities – then let's go diving in a cenote! A what? A cenote is filled with crystal clear (truly), fresh water opening to a vast system of underground caverns, tunnels and chambers. You will not enter the cave/cavern system – this is just the magnificent opening that leads to them.

To be sure that no one gets too waterlogged, we will take a half day tour to the Tulum Ruins. These are spectacular Mayan ruins with a very unique location – standing on a bluff facing the rising sun and looking out on the Caribbean Sea. Even if you don't care about the history of the ruins – you will love the view!! You will learn more about it in person – but let me tell you that Tulum means "wall" and this walled city was one of the very few walled cities that the ancient mayans (and their alien counterparts) ever built.

Oh – the hotel ... wow ... this is really good! Located in Puerta Aventuras, about 50 miles from the hustle and bustle of Cancun, the Catalonia Riviera Maya has 423 spacious rooms, 7 restaurants, 7 bars, 5 swimming pools, a gym, nightly entertainment, a sports center (loaded with non-motorized toys like windsurfing, sailboats and kayaks) and more! This is the perfect place to spend some time in between diving, snorkeling and touring!

2015 Riviera Maya Trip Details

  • Package Includes
  • Extra Costs
  • Payment Info
  • Trip Insurance
  • Notes
  • Airfare from Austin, Texas (but ask about departures from other cities)
  • 7 nights lodging at Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort in a Garden View Room based on double occupancy
  • 5 dive days
    • 3 days – 2 tank reef diving
    • 1 day – 2 tank cenote diving
    • 1 day – Whale Shark Excursion – snorkeling with the big boys
  • 1 half day tour to the Tulum Ruins
  • All meals from 7 restaurants!
  • All drinks from 7 bars – including sodas, beer, alcohol
  • Free WiFi
  • Hotel taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Trip Cancellation / Medical Insurance (supplements may be required based on age and upgrades)
  • Single occupancy – $3650pp
  • Triple occupancy – same price (no discount)
  • Nondivers - $2500pp based on double occupancy
  • Upgrades
    • Upgrade to an Oceanview Room - $2950pp
    • Upgrade to a Privileged Superior Room - $3000pp
  • Most airlines charge fees for checked baggage. These fees can vary according to your flight "status" with the airline. Please check with the airline for your specific fees.
  • Nitrox is available for $55 for 3 dive days (the reef dives)
  • Additional services (phone calls, laundry, etc) are not included.
  • Initial deposit of $750 is non-refundable and due at the time you sign up for the trip.
  • A nonrefundable payment of $750 will be due January 11, 2015.
  • Final payment is due by April 11, 2015.
  • Non Divers - Subtract $300 for non divers
  • Single Supplements - $3650pp plus appropriate difference in insurance costs

Trip Insurance is included for ages up through 59.

  • A valid passport is required for entry into Mexico.
  • Trip Insurance is included for anyone under the age of 60.
  • Insurance surcharge for ages 60-69 - add $47pp
  • Insurance surcharge for ages 70-74 - add $108pp
  • Insurance surcharge for ages 75-79 - add $164pp
  • Insurance surcharge for ages 80-84 - add $277pp
  • Insurance surcharge for ages 85+ - add $416pp


Destination Riviera Maya
Operator Dive Aventuras
Dates July 11-18 / 18-25
Price from $2,495 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare from Austin isincluded.
Trip Leader Steve Neusaenger


Trip Host

What Our Customers Say

  • Thank you very much for arranging our trip to Mexico for working on the spa issue for us. We had a wonderful trip! The Viceroy was AMAZING! We will contact you to help us with travel plans in the future and pass along your contact info to friends. We could not be happier with our experience.

    Ebit Akers Austin, TX - 2017
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