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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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Good service, easy access to snorkeling

Don't waste time on a snorkeling tour, as you can rent equipment here at the shop and easily swim out to snorkel. The sea turtles and fish were beautiful, and the beach area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Don't waste time on a snorkeling tour, as you can rent equipment here at the shop and easily swim out to snorkel. The sea turtles and fish were beautiful, and the beach area around the shop was nice and had several restaurants and cafes. The staff at the shop were friendly and quickly got us what we needed. They had... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Members of our family -- my husband and I, two of our daughters and a son-in-law -- took two dives with Luis Condor of Akumal Dive Shop on our recent trip to the Riviera Maya. Luis is an very experienced diver, and he took special care of me as I was having trouble with buoyancy due to my wet suit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My son and I did several dives in Akumal Bay with the staff at the outpost at Grand Oasis Tulum hotel, where Joel and the others looked after us very well. Great diving right from the hotel beach with excellent dive masters. Couldn't have been better. Photographer was a pleasure and took beautiful photos for us. Our whole family of... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After reading the many great review, I decided to book my Open Water certification with the Akumal Dive Shop. I had booked my dives for the beginning of my vacation. Due to rough water my dives were postponed a couple of days. The day came and I was pretty excited to go out. I was introduced to my instructor, Jesus.... More 

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

Hi gongshowgoose, Our sincerest apologies for this 'Unfortunate experience'... indeed, what you describe falls way below our standards. We are certainly disappointed by the type of disposition and lack of understanding you encountered this time around. Hopefully, if you are ever inclined to visit again, we'll have a second chance to atone - and please do reach out to us... More 

Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking to scuba, snorkel, fish or sail in the Riviera Maya, please do yourself a favour and visit Akumal Dive Shop. Fantastic establishment! My wife and I went for a dive with them and my friends dove 3 times, and the experience was professional, relaxed and friendly. We couldn't have had a better experience on holiday. From... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

My brother and I got our padi diving certification on this trip and I couldn't imagine having better instruction. Marco was a phenomenal teacher and made the experience unforgettable! Such a great atmosphere at Akumal dive shop. I can't wait to go back!!!!

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Saugerties, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I've been traveling to the Yucatan peninsula for 12yrs and been diving everywhere throughout the region. By far my best dive experiences have been with the Akumal Dive Shop. I cannot say enough about the staff...they are professional, communicate in English very well and spent a ton of time getting my young daughter safely certified.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Akumal Dive shop is an established operation in town. Their satellite operation at Oasis Tulum hotel is where we dealt with them. We booked a snorkelling trip and were well-taken care of by Fabio and Bragin on this day. Our hosts were accommodating and friendly. They had a good knowledge of the area and were most helpful in all... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I was in Akumal for 10 days and went diving twice with this dive operation. They are very attuned to making sure that all divers are educated in the equipment and the pace of the dive. We did one ocean dive and 2 denote dives. Both dive masters were wonderful. Adiel was the dive master on our ocean dive and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I went to this shop for our first time snorkeling. At first I was little concerned about the safety because it was windy and there were some big waves, after swallowing some seawater, I finally got the hang of it and enjoyed the underwater world. There were two guides with us and one of them took awesome... More 

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