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Akumal Dive Shop

Address: km. 104 | North Akumal Bay, Akumal, Mexico
Phone Number: (52) 984 875 9032
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Ranked #2 of 21 Activities in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: The Original Akumal Dive Shop is a 5 Star PADI IDC center. The first dive shop on Mexico's...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Wow! We rented a car and drove down the coast to get away from the resort and try our luck at Akumal and we were so glad that we did!!! Crystal clear water and smooth white sand!!! What a great time!!! My wife snorkeled while I dove and we both had an amazing time. Divemasters Condor and Adill were very... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Whether you want to dive in the ocean or the cenotes, whether you are a diving novice or an experienced technical diver, this is the place. The staff (Isela and Fransesca) at Akumal dive shop will make you feel welcome and comfortable. Instructors Jesus and Marco are the best we've met in our many years of diving. We've been diving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Dive master Condor has been a master for 26 years. He loved to share his wealth of information. Choloe is a pro, too. This is one of the best dive shops in the Carribean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We wanted to SWIM WITH THE TURTLES, but all the excursion offered by representative in the hotel were full day and included lots of other things we didn’t want to do, excursion offered on the beach are $45 and included only 15 minutes snorkeling and 15 minutes on the boat each way, so we just searched on-line and found Akumal... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our son did his open water certification here with Marco. It was a great experience - Marco really did an amazing job of balancing safety and adventure. Our son's friend went along although he was already certified so they could dive together. We would highly recommend the Akumal Dive Shop. The team is friendly, helpful and the diving amazing.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My 13 year old became a certified diver last December. We came to Akumal for Thanksgiving and he wanted to dive again. It makes me a little nervous but it is something he really enjoys doing. He and a friend completed 5 or 6 dives with Marco. Marco was amazing. He was extremely professional and very knowledgeable. I felt completely... More 

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

Hi OtavaloHerewecome! We really appreciate that you took the time to review us on TripAdvisor (in such detail)… and treasure your comments therein - as they are both objective (such as your assessment that Marco ‘was extremely professional and very knowledgeable’) and personal (your feeling of being ‘completely comfortable and at ease’). This tends to be remarkably useful information for... More 

Pachuca, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

it was amazing! We went only the two of us early morning, with a guide - Diego- and it was very good. Safe and plenty of tutles and colorful fishes and They make sure the turtles are not disturbed too much. We will go back.

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

Hi vero! Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor… we’re happy to read that ‘it was amazing’ and 'Unforgettable' for you in Akumal! We’re also quite pleased to see that you enjoyed the marvelous and colorful marine life while at the same time appreciating how important it is to respect it (and its home). Glad to... More 

Calmar, Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

All-round FANTASTIC !!! I was unable to dive last minute but it was no problem they gave me an alternative I was very happy with ,refunded money no troubles .love my time there as did my husband we are looking forward to going back.

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

Hi Debbie! Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We’re extremely happy to read that you used the words ‘FANTASTIC’ and ‘The best’ to describe your experience with us! We appreciate your kind comments and are delighted that you feel this way… of course, we’re very much looking forward to your return, Debbie! Next time, you’re... More 

Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We head to Mexico 2 or 3 times per annum. I dive every visit as well... Although I'd been to this shop numerous times in the past (bought several items over the years), I'd never gove diving with them as the resorts we stayed in/at (conveniently) had diving on site. This time I intended to dive with them so we... More 

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

Hi Glenn893! Indeed, SCUBA is what we do… and we certainly appreciate that you took the time to review us (to such an extent) on TripAdvisor. We’re also delighted to read your comments because of the carefully considered aspects you highlight; there are many points we’re particularly pleased to see you value as well as proud to have read about... More 

Canon City, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had a fabulous time at Akumal we paid $12 each to snorkel we even saw turtles the man working in the shop was very helpful and informed us on how to see the turtles. We will be back again!

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

Hi Kaylee! We appreciate that you took the time to review us on TripAdvisor… especially under the title “Absolutely Amazing”!!! Wow! You said it all in the heading… not much left to comment on except the part where you write that you’ll ‘be back again’… more great news! We look forward to it! Perhaps this time you’ll try scuba diving,... More 

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