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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 17 activities in Akumal
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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We've been scuba diving and swimming with the turtles for many years at Akumal. Very good experience with Akumal Dive Shop run by Gonzalo. Excellent dive master Condor knows the reef and fish very well. A very good dive guide. They take small groups of divers, not cattle boats. We trust their rental equipment. An excellent choice for divers going... More

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Akumal, Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have known the owners and dive staff at the Akumal Dive Shop. They have always been attentive and fun when I have gone our diving or on excursions over the years. Safety is always a priority. In December I went on a catamaran day trip that was super fun, a fish bbq on the beach, and of course cold... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I did my PADI open water diver course here and I loved it, the experience was beautiful and everyone at the dive shop were so nice and happy to help with anything. Saul my diving instructor was really informative and patient teaching me everything he knew and also looking for sea horses to show me since I told him I... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Diego and Miguel rock! They were both very patient with our 5 very hungover 18 year old boys and played along with their antics. Miguel spent most of his time trying to round up the boys as they tried to drown each other. Diego, or Michael Phelps as the boys called him, was very informative and found us everything he... More

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akumalCom, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hola Matt! Hahaha! We certainly needed two of our best guides to take care of them and we are glad you all had a great experience and saw lots! We are very grateful you selected us for this mission and we thank you very much for recommending us too! We hope you come back soon! More

Frederick, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went out with Freddie and Josue, and had a Fantastic morning of fishing. We caught barracuda and tuna. They filleted it on the beach and helped us have it prepared at La Cueva. It was Fantastic! They went out of their way to see to it our daughter had a wonderful visit and that she was having fun fishing.

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akumalCom, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hola Jazzyzoe! Sounds very tasty and im sure that barracuda and tuna were amazingly prepared at La Cueva! We are glad you had a good fishing trip with Freddie and had lots of fun! There's certainly plenty of fish in the sea, so we hope you come back soon for more fun! Thank you! More

maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Oh my gosh, this was the best activity of so many that we did while in Akumal! Seriously, how could one go wrong? sailing to a beautiful, practicably deserted island, and exploring/snorkeling while the capable Captain and his crew prepare us a feast?! Seriously, this was one of the best meals we had and we ate plenty of good ones... More

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akumalCom, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hola Sandy! We are convinced that you really loved this activity and we thank you so much you took the time to write and share your experience! We would love to have you back in Akumal very soon so we can share that ceviche and guacamole meal with you again! Thank you so much! More

Des Moines, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I was able to purchase cute t-shirts for a very good price. Sometimes it is hard to find a simple t-shirt from a touristy area that you will want to wear when you get home. These were simple and cute (I even picked one up for my husband). Nice shop!

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akumalCom, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hola Stacie! It is very nice of you to write! We are very happy that you liked our t-shirts and the shop! We have had many people telling us the same thing about not finding decent t-shirts to take back home, but it is great that you liked ours so much! Thank you very much and we hope you come... More

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We heard from a friend who visited the area that the Akumal Dive Shop was a good place to go to snorkel at Akumal. We were not disappointed. No up-selling, just a clear explanation of the options and tours available. We did a simple one hour guided snorkel from the beach and it was perfect for us. Our guide, Diego... More

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akumalCom, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hola WillAmy! We are very happy that every member of your family got to enjoy the beauty of the bay to the fullest! We understand that many of our guests are no expert swimmers and that have a different level of watermanship, therefore we are prepared to safely tow them for the duration of the experience! No worries at all!... More

Michigan City, Indiana
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had four dives with Luis Condor over three days while we vacationed in Akumal. He is a very experience dive master and did a terrific job of keeping all the people in our groups organized. He took us under wing when our names kept getting erased from the dive board. On the first dive we spotted 10 sea turtles.... More

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akumalCom, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hola Consultcinda! We are really happy that you enjoyed your dives with us! Our divemasters make a huge effort to conduct their dives in an extremely organized manner so that everybody feels safe and comfortable and get to enjoy the dive 100%, and Condor adds a special touch to his dives too... We really hope you come back to Akumal... More

Cranbrook, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I looked at several fishing companies and talked to a lot of people and was told to book a trip with a very experienced fisherman for better chances of catching a sailfish. I took my wife and 14 year old daughter and they had a ball. Freddie our guide is very knowledgable and persistant in trying to locate the fish.... More

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akumalCom, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hola Ron! Freddie has many years experience and being from Akumal he knows those waters better than anyone else! We are glad you had a ball and had a good fight with that sailfish. Thank you very much for writing and for recommending us too, we appreciate it so much! More

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