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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 18 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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Teaneck, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent experience diving with this shop during our stay in Akumal. They were welcoming, friendly, and professional. A lot of the other divers were regulars and we can see why, the have a great family environment that keeps people coming back. Ingrid handled our reservations quickly and efficiently before our arrival. Isela (sp?) was... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our first time to snorkel and it was simply amazing! My 11 year old daughter and I went and our guide (I think his name was Mulu) was fantastic. He knew exactly where to go so we could see a ton of turtles and rays. It was so amazing seeing the beautiful corral and fish, turtles, and rays.... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a great experience with Akumal dive shop. Condor was the best and everyone worked well with our changing plans due to my ear problems. Dive sights were beautiful and equipment was clean and worked well. We will dive with you guys again( hopefully soon)

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

Hi Jesscain! Sorry to hear about your ear problems, this can be quite an inconvenience, eh? However, we are pleased that this did not stop you from enjoying your adventure and that ‘everyone worked well’ with you despite this. Even more great news, it seems you were delighted with everything and everyone! On a last note, we love it when... More

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is our second trip to Akumal and we have had great experiences with this shop both times. This visit we dove 3 times with Condor and found him to be knowledgeable, professional and great fun. The front counter staff is very helpful and friendly. We couldn't ask for a better dive experience.

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

Hi Suzanne L! Sweet, sweet, music to our ears: ‘We couldn't ask for a better dive experience.’ We really appreciate that you took the time to share this, Suzanne… and we’re simply delighted with the words you chose to describe your recent experience with Akumal, the dive shop, and our staff. Kudos to Condor for being ‘knowledgeable, professional and great... More

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stumbled into the Akumal dive shop one morning during our family vacation in Tulum. We planned on spending a lazy day at the beach, but couldn't resist the thought of swimming with sea turtles. We had our three boys with us (8, 7 and 4). We were unsure of our youngest's ability with snorkel gear and contemplated one of... More

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

Hi Nicholas K! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Ha, how plans change, eh? Planning a ‘lazy day at the beach’ quickly turned into swimming with ‘Sea turtles, sting rays, baby squid, coral, countless varieties of fish’! Ha! This always makes us smile :o) It’s encouraging (and amazing!) to read about your ‘youngest’, who was comfortable... More

New York City NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had heard an inside tip about Akumal so we did a bit of research and found the Dive Shop. We got there planning to just rent snorkel gear and go out on our own. My friend wisely suggested we ask about the guided tour as it was the same price as the rental (included a locker too!). The tour... More

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

Hi NYCchic! Thank goodness for the ‘inside tip’ and ‘bit of research’ that led the way to The Akumal Dive Shop... and thank YOU for the ‘highly recommend[ed]’ remark! Your words are well-noted and celebrated; also, it doesn't seem you use the word ‘outstanding’ lightly (to describe the guide, Diego, who made it all worthwhile). Therefore, considering how delighted you... More

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