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Akumal Dive Shop

km. 104 | North Akumal Bay, Akumal, Mexico
(52) 984 875 9032
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Ranked #2 of 19 activities in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Medellin, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did the Discover Scuba course, she was a first timer and I am a some what experienced but rusty diver, and I have to say we had an incredible time. Our Dive Master Marco, who speaks several languages, was very professional and his instructions were very clear. My wife was a bit nervous but he did... More

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This has to be the best beach in the Riviera Maya if you want to snorkle with turtles. We saw many turtles and they did not even care that you were close to them. Remember do not touch the turtles. My sister in law touched a turtle and a Mexican diver told her we were not allowed to touch the... More

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Murphysboro, il
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Everyone that you encounter at the dive shop goes out of their way to make you feel at home. Each year when my granddaughter arrives to dive with Saul we are greeted with hugs and welcomes. Alexis has been diving there since she was 10 years old and I wouldn't trust anyone else to take her out to dive(I don't... More

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Snorkeling and fishing at Akumal was awesome. Went fishing through Akuamal Dive shop, caught a barracuda and had 4 other bites (would have probably boated more if we were better fisherman). Another day we rented a locker and snorkel vests through the dive shop. Saw at least 8 very large turtles. Prices are very reasonable, the facility had showers and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We dove in the Cenotes with Alvaro. The entire experience was amazing. At every turn, the staff at Akumal Dive Shop was gracious, friendly and took every possible opportunity to make our experience better. We arrived late due to transportation issues beyond our control, but when we called the shop to explain they just said "no worries, we will wait".... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife Heidi and i have been visiting the Akumal Dive Shop for many years. We have ALWAYS found them to be GREAT!! We have used lots of their services over the years but now days just rent our equipment from them and snorkel on our own. We would highly recommend going out on guided trips as once you do... More

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

After seeing the giant sea turtles at Xcaret my daughter (16) and I got it in our heads that we wanted to snorkel with turtles. We were at the end of our stay in Cancun and didn't have time to arrange a tour through an agency, so I found the Akumal Dive Shop through a search on Trip Advisor, contacted... More

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Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Akumal in the summer of 2014. If you want to dive, there is no place better or safer. Their nomenclature tells you their specialty. There is really no need to engage their services for snorkeling unless you are completely new or very nervous about such. In the area it is better to just buy simple snorkel gear, a... More

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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi WuldTwaveluh! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts! We value and feel quite proud of the following statement you made: “If you want to dive, there is no place better or safer.” Striving to do everything we can so that others may feel exactly what you have kindly summed up here. On another note,... More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Snorkel with Sea Turtles. Akumal Bay is a must do if you like turtles. Dont pay $100 dollars though. From Playa take a cab ($33) to Akumal. Beach is public. Take an ice chest or there are beach clubs you can purchase food and drinks from. More adventurous? In PDC go to the corner of 2 and 20, and find... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have visited and used the Akumal Dive Shop before and found the staff excellent and the diving amazing. Once again, when visiting the area, we could not have chosen a better dive center. In fact, this is our sixth time to visit the area and we chose to drive out of our way to use Akumal Dive Center. They... More

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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi MandDplus1! Thank for taking the time to review us—your comments are particularly valuable because this was not your first time here, reportedly your ‘sixth time to visit the area’, and yet you ‘chose to drive out of our way’ to visit us. What's more, writing that you ‘could not have chosen a better dive center’! Wow, we treasure these... More

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