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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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Great staff, very helpful and friendly -- rental rates, ehhh

Great place to snorkel with sea turtles. Wow, great experience. Staff was great and very helpful. The snorkel rental rates were a bit high for extremely uncomfortable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to snorkel with sea turtles. Wow, great experience. Staff was great and very helpful. The snorkel rental rates were a bit high for extremely uncomfortable snorkel/masks sets. But great location, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went here with our group and had an amazing day! Easy to rent gear, and even an underwater camera which we forgot. We got great pictures, and they put them on a CD. Lockers are available for rent to store your extra stuff, the wildlife was amazing! How can you go wrong when you snorkel with sting rays and turtles!... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We dove with Akumal Dive Shop 5 dives last week with Condor and my daughter did her open water certification with Saul. They both went above and beyond to make our experience amazing. Great guys.. They really took care of us. Saul even did an extra one-on-one beach dive with my daughter to practice skills (no cost). And the diving...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Akumal Dive Shop has very experienced, PADI Professional Instructors and staff! Everyone was extremely friendly and very willing to help with and of your diving needs. This Shop caters to snorkelers, scuba divers, and other water sport enthusiasts! This is definitely the Dive Shop I would recommend to anyone wanting to get their PADI Open Water Diver Certification!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went there just looking to dive, but ended up getting my AOW. Great area and the reefs and sea life are amazing. Marco was a terrific instructor and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We always make our way to Akumal Dive Shop to rent a locker and snorkel equipment when visiting Akumal. The cost to rent a locker, mask, fins, and visit was $17 US Dollars. It is a little cheaper to pay in pesos. The staff is friendly and helpful. Though they say you need to use a vest, we did not... More 

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

Hi dcikon2! We appreciate your review, thank you! We're pleased to know that you’re a returning customer who finds our staff ‘friendly and helpful’! Regarding your comments about not putting on vests, we'd like to clarify the following, it’s not a matter of us saying you need to use them as much as it is a requirement, for two reasons:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited Akumal Dive Shop for both snorkeling and an afternoon fishing trip. Snorkeling was great. I went with my 7 year old son and we were able to find half a dozen turtles, fish, stingray and the reef. We did not use a guide so really just depends on how you like to travel but not necessary to have... More 

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

Hi Eric! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We’re happy to read that ‘Snorkeling was great’ and that you found our staff “Very Helpful”. However, regarding your comments about your fishing trip, we’d like to clarify a few points to 1) emphasize how important your experience is to us and 2) provide you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Girlfriend and are were staying at the GBP resort nearby and decided to take a cab to Akumal bay instead of paying 100+ dollars for a tour through the resort. Cab was $10 each way, but you could also take a collective down for cheaper. We arrived and headed for the dive shop, which is right on the beach and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I recently returned to Akumal to further increase my scuba diving experience. Having completed my open water dives at this dive shop in February, I knew I would receive excellent instruction in any course I wished to take as well as be surrounded by the friendliest people in Akumal! I would strongly recommend visiting the dive shop for speciality courses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband's snorkel broke and we went into the store expecting to have to fend for ourselves and pick up whatever we thought was best. The store clerk asked if we needed help and when we asked about the different type of snorkels, spent a good 10 minutes with us discussing the pros and cons. Next time I am down,... More 

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Additional Information about Akumal Dive Shop

Address: Address: km. 104 | North Akumal Bay, Akumal, Mexico
Phone Number: (52) 984 875 9032
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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