Atlantis Adventures Submarine Resumes Undersea Voyages in Cozumel, Mexico

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Atlantis XII voyages to undersea Chankanaab Marine Park back to normal.

Atlantis Adventures’ 48-passenger submarine Atlantis XII, one of the most popular attractions on the Mexican destination island of Cozumel, has resumed undersea voyages to the Chankanaab marine park, off the west coast of Cozumel. The Atlantis Adventures submarine dives daily, hosting both land-based and cruise ship visitors to Cozumel.

The Cozumel submarine voyages had been suspended for nearly two months because of the impact of Hurricane Wilma, which battered the entire Yucatan Peninsula region of Mexico during the weekend of October 22-23, 2005.

“Our submarine and transport vessels suffered no damage from Hurricane Wilma,” said Adolfo Castillo, general manager for Atlantis Adventures’ operations in Cozumel. “The island was hard hit and, like many tourist-related businesses, we could not fully operate until the island’s tourism industry had sufficiently recovered. The turnaround has been remarkable and the resumption of our dives, along with the resurgence of Cozumel’s entire tourism infrastructure is happening just in time for the busy holiday season.”

The 40-minute Cozumel undersea excursion begins and concludes near the Puerto Maya pier, located just south of downtown area of San Miguel, on Cozumel’s western shore.

The Atlantis XII is uniquely suited for undersea sightseeing excursions to the Chankanaab undersea marine park. Chankanaab features an enormous variety of sea life, including 30-foot tall coral heads, more than 60 varieties of tropical fish and a wide variety of crustaceans. The air-conditioned dive includes a live narration from the submarine’s co-pilot and takes approximately one hour, with most of the tour spent cruising beneath the sea’s surface in the colorful marine park.

Atlantis Adventures has hosted nearly 11 million undersea visitors at their worldwide destinations since operations were launched in December 1985.

In addition to Cozumel, Atlantis Adventures operates a variety of excursions, including undersea, semi-submersible and land-based experiences, in six other nations in the Caribbean. More information about Atlantis Adventures submarines and excursions is available at, toll-free 1-866-546-7820 or through a professional travel agent or tour operator.

For more information:

Laura Martin, Atlantis Adventures, 954-779-1095 x 2,

Rod Caborn, YPB&R, Public Relations, 407-838-1799

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