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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

First we rented the equipment and went to the sea by ourselfs. The second time we had a guide who showed us the best spots and took many pictures underwater!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Akumal Dive Shop helped us book cenotes excursions for a relatively large group of divers and snorkelers. Their staff, especially Helmie, could not have been more helpful or professional in making the reservations and ensuring that everyone had a great experience. The shop was efficient, safety oriented and provided terrific guides for both diving and snorkeling. We especially appreciated the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The lady friend and I did a snorkeling tour of Dos Ojos Cenote and Akumal bay to look for turtles. Our tour guide for the day was Luis Condor and he was awesome from start to finish. He was extremely friendly, informative, and gave us ample opportunities to practice our Spanish. En route to Dos Ojos we stopped by a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We spent 4 days & 8 dives with Akumal Dive Shop. I booked this in advance of the holiday & they were very quick in getting back to me via email. This is a locally owned & run dive shop which has been operating for over 30 years and it shows in how they run their operation. First class. First... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I went here for the snorkeling but suddenly I became sick and the staff was sooo cute and cared a lot for me!! They gave me a coke, bought even chocolate for me, asked me the whole time whether they can do anything for me and I didn't had enough money anymore for the taxi so they drove me back... More

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

Hi Isabel K, We appreciate your kind words. Glad we were able to help make an uncomfortable situation more pleasant for you. We look forward to your return, next time it will surely be a more enjoyable experience for you, Isabel :o) Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor… and cheers from all your friends in... More

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We have dived here for several years always out of Akumal dive shop. There is no reason to go anywhere else the staff is extremely friendly and helpful prices are reasonable and the location is great highly recommended

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

Hi Kerry M! We truly appreciate that you took the time to review us… and we’re very happy to read that your experience with us, throughout the years, has been an impressively positive one. Thank you for putting your thoughts about us in writing and sharing them on TripAdvisor! Can’t wait to see you again, Kerry! Warm regards from all... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I went with my wife to make our first diving experience, and we were lucky to find in the guide Diego Quijada, the best choice to give us the possibility of this amazing experience, that otherwise we would never be able to do. Swim with turtles and see all the amazing sea life was brilliant. We felt that we were... More

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

Hi Bruno and Andreia! We’re very pleased about your ‘perfect dive’ and that you had such an amazing/brilliant experience in Akumal! Traveling from so far, all the way from Portugal (!), it’s such a rewarding experience for us to know how happy you were with your adventure here. We’re also glad that your guide and photographer did such a good... More

Cleveland, OH
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed at the B.P. Akumal for a week at the end of September 2014 and took four scuba dives out of the Akumal Dive Shop. We've been there before so we knew pretty much what to expect and weren't disappointed with our experience. We're in our early 60's and my wife took a refresher as she hadn't used scuba... More

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

Hi dchrisoh, We thank you for taking the time to review us at length—as someone who’s dived with us before, we’re quite pleased that we met your expectations again. Your descriptive comments and practical tips are no doubt useful to other divers and travelers, which we appreciate too. Happy to know your wife took a refresher course… always recommended for... More

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have stayed in Bahia Principle resort. There is a scuba diving centre there but I had feeling that I can find a better one. I got a colectivo bus and came to Akumal beach, then find the “Akumal Dive Shop” and then I knew that I couldn’t have a better dive centre. And even better came, I have found... More

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

Hi przemex82! Thank you for taking the time to review us so thoroughly… we appreciate how highly you praise our staff, equipment, course, facilities, and you make excellent points! Just reading your description of the dives is quite rewarding; however, two things stand out (which we'll never forget): 1) ‘I think everybody should go for at least 2tanks cenote dives,... More

Knoxville, TN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved our trip so much last year that we came back for a week of diving :) Upon entering saw all the familiar faces and were met with many hugs! Franchesca, Victor, Condor, Isela, Helmie and the crew will take care of any and all requests - big or small. Not only will they set up dive trips, snorkel trips... More

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

Hi Cleo0305! Ah, a diver that returns because of excellent past experience! Music to the ear… thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate that you mentioned each of the staff by name; and how familiar and friendly you make it all sound, the confidence you clearly place on us, providing such high praise to boot! Thank... More

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