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Address: km. 104 | North Akumal Bay, Akumal, Mexico
Phone Number: (52) 984 875 9032
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Description: The Original Akumal Dive Shop is a 5 Star PADI IDC center. The first dive...
The Original Akumal Dive Shop is a 5 Star PADI IDC center. The first dive shop on Mexico's Caribbean mainland. With over 30 years experience we offer the best from accommodation, tours, snorkeling and recreational diving to advanced levels of instructor training in Akumal Riviera Maya Mexico.
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Lockers, Friendly staff, any Snorkelling Gear you will need

This is a great dive shop with friendly staff! While we didn't take any tours with them, we did rent a lifejacket, locker, and use the bathroom as well as purchase a few small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great dive shop with friendly staff! While we didn't take any tours with them, we did rent a lifejacket, locker, and use the bathroom as well as purchase a few small items. We lost track of time while snorkelling and came back about 15 minutes after closing time (5pm). The staff were hanging out waiting for us... More 

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Fremont, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had done a few resort dives (scuba) prior to this last vacation and wanted to get our PADI Scuba Diver certification this time around so we didn't have to start over with the pool skills etc. every time we dive... Our instructor was Saul Castillo, and his apprentice / helper Rebecca. We couldn't have been more... More 

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Perth
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Went snorkelling with Jorge to see the giant turtles - what an amazing experience - loved every minute. The Dive Shop itself was very professional and I would recommend that one over the people that approach you in the street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We stayed not too far away (El Dorado Seaside Suites) from Akumal and used the Collectivo service to get to Akumal: very easy and cheap method of transport. Both Thomson and Lomas were selling packages to snorkel at Akumal for $70-90 USD each. We got the dive shop and were offered a snorkel tour for $50 USD for both of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you read no further, this is a great dive shop! I completed my class and pool work in NC and decided to get a universal referral for my open water dives certification in Akumal. My open water certification was simply outstanding. My instructor's name was Marco. He is highly knowledgable and an all around great guy. Not only did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been coming to Akumal and using the Akumal Dive Shop for more than 20 years. We have never been disappointed. This year, we brought 10 people who have never been to Akumal, many of them dove, and the ADS was very accommodating to each and every one of them. Thank you! We would highly recommend them for diving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The dive shop has everything you need for snorkeling or diving. We brought our snorkels and masks but wanted to rent life jackets and lockers. No need for a tour guide, the turtles are plentiful and easy to find. Friendly staff, super clean locker room with showers and toilets. Highly recommend the dive shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were unsure of what to do with our last day on holiday, but we are all so glad that we picked Akumal. Our tour guide Sergio was really funny and super nice, he led us to see about 10 different turtles, 3 squids, and tons of colourful fish. We were so close to all the wildlife and were able... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went to the Akumal Dive Shop to do my open water scuba certification. My husband & I had a great time and 4 good dives w/ JESUS RANGEL. (I am the she in the other review, posted on March 19 as poor) Jesus did ask a lot of questions about what we knew, and I as an instructor would... More 

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Milton Freewater, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went down to Akumal and decided to get our open water scuba certification while we were down there. From the start, the customer service agents that I had e-mailed were professional and prompt in responding. When we got down there, we had signed our teenage sons up for the Discover Scuba program as well. Cholo lead our kids' dive... More 

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