Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto, or Sparkling Waters-5, is the fifth level of Sparkling Waters in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via completion of Above the Cheep Cheep Sea or Urchin Shoals, and its own completion unlocks Larry's Torpedo Castle.


The player starts in a small area with a Warp Pipe sticking out of the water, which takes them underwater.

The ground underwater is made entirely of quicksand. After the player exits the Warp Pipe, there is a ? Block with a power-up, followed by a school of Eep Cheeps. At the second ? Block, a Dragoneel appears and circle around it, following after the player when they continue onward. The rest of the stage continues with Eep Cheeps, ? Blocks, and various current-producing Warp Pipes to help the player move faster. Near the end of the level, there is a large school of Eep Cheeps that may hinder the player's progression. Another Warp Pipe then takes the player directly to the Goal Pole.

The player can skip the underwater sections by using the P-Acorn to fly over the wall at the beginning of the level.

Star Coins

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is located in plain sight, with coins circling it.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is located between two rows of Brick Blocks following the Checkpoint Flag, requiring the use of Super Mario to obtain it.
  • Star Coin 3: Almost submerged in quicksand is a Warp Pipe that leads to the area with the final Star Coin. Two Baby Dragoneel appear in this small area.


Monopoly Gamer

Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto is the sixth Property on the game board in Monopoly Gamer. It is one of two properties in the Maroon Color Set (along with Sparkling Waters).