Maya Dive Experience

Maya Dive Experience

Sign up today for an exclusive underwater adventure at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The options include an amazing SCUBA dive OR a snorkel adventure that offer a face-to-mask introduction to the aquatic animals of the Great Maya Reef.

Maya Dive Adventure

Take the plunge into the Great Maya Reef. Certified divers are invited to experience the Aquarium from behind the glass. SCUBA dive with cow-nose rays and hundreds of beautiful tropical fish right here in New Orleans.

  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am.
  • Tickets are $250 for non-members/$225 for members.
  • Dive experience will last approximately 2 hours, with about 45 minutes in the Reef.
  • Each time slot is limited to a maximum of 4 participants.
  • SCUBA experience is open to certified divers 10 years and older. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paid, participating adult.
  • Non-participants (friends and family) must observe from the exhibit public space.
  • Participants must arrive 30 minutes ahead of time.
  • Each participant must bring their own swim suit.
  • Each diver must bring proof of certification.
  • Personal dive gear is not permitted, but guests may bring their own masks.
  • Guests with allergic sensitivity to marine animals should be aware that this is a simulated ocean environment.


Maya Snorkel Adventure

Experience the Aquarium’s marine creatures like never before. Swim in the Aquarium’s Great Maya Reef and come face-to-mask with cow-nose rays and hundreds of beautiful tropical fish.

  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm.
  • Tickets are $175 for non-members/$150 for members.
  • Snorkel experience will last approximately 2 hours, with about 45 minutes in the Reef.
  • Each time slot is limited to a maximum of 4 participants.
  • Snorkel experience is open to anyone 8 years and older. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paid, participating adult.
  • Non-participants (friends and family) must observe from the exhibit public space.
  • Participants must arrive 30 minutes ahead of time.
  • Each participant must bring their own swim suit.
  • Personal dive gear is not permitted, but guests may bring their own masks.
  • Guests with allergic sensitivity to marine animals should be aware that this is a simulated ocean environment.

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  • Be witness to the Gulf Feed at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

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