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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 19 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have stayed in Bahia Principle resort. There is a scuba diving centre there but I had feeling that I can find a better one. I got a colectivo bus and came to Akumal beach, then find the “Akumal Dive Shop” and then I knew that I couldn’t have a better dive centre. And even better came, I have found... More

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved our trip so much last year that we came back for a week of diving :) Upon entering saw all the familiar faces and were met with many hugs! Franchesca, Victor, Condor, Isela, Helmie and the crew will take care of any and all requests - big or small. Not only will they set up dive trips, snorkel trips... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were in the Akumal/Xpuha area with another couple - we had our own snorkeling gear but our friends needed to rent. We went to Akumal Dive Shop based on other Trip Advisor recommendations we had read. We rent a locker to store our bags, and our friends rented gear, which included the full snorkel set as well as a... More

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Shelby Twp, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A very late review, but please consider. First off, this was a family trip at an all-inclusive resort that Akumal Dive Shop had as a provider for diving and snorkeling. Upon stopping by the pool side hut to understand what was offered, everyone spoke great English and understood my poor Spanish. They were very helpful explaining the different options for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

you just walk out the back of the dive shop and into the ocean .... you can be snorkeling over reefs in minutes. no need for a guided tour, just rent the gear and go.

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

Hi crwalston! Thank you for your review! Concise… and practical! Hopefully, on your next visit, you can try Scuba Diving; an amazing experience, quite distinct too! ‘right there’ but deeper :o) See you next time! More

Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband took his advanced open water certification at the shop - his instructors name was Ivan with some help from Jesús. He also took several dives before beginning his instruction. We have utilized this shop each time for many years when visiting Akumal. One of the employees Cholo can do absolutely anything- he can lead a dive, captain a... More

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

Hi LaVerneM_13, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, in such detail (about details), and congratulations to your husband for his advanced open water certification! A bit late to congratulate you for your open water diver instruction but we’re very happy about it too :o) It truly does fill us with joy to read how well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was our first time in Mexico, so our first experience with the Akumal Dive Shop, and my son and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. We went on 7 total dives (including a night dive), and both Dive Masters (Luis "Condor" and Antonio) were fantastic. In fact, the entire staff - from in-store to the captains on... More

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

Hi Damian! We’re tremendously happy to read that you found us during your first time in Mexico; and that it was such a great experience for you and your son. We’re also pleased that your 7 dives(!) were ‘fantastic’… and that you used that same adjective, fantastic, to refer to our whole staff! Not to mention (but we will :o)... More

Medellin, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I did the Discover Scuba course, she was a first timer and I am a some what experienced but rusty diver, and I have to say we had an incredible time. Our Dive Master Marco, who speaks several languages, was very professional and his instructions were very clear. My wife was a bit nervous but he did... More

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

Hi SpanglishTraveller! Thank you for taking the time to review and ‘ABSOLUTELY’ recommend us :o) We read your (bilingual!) review with great joy… it’s a pleasure to know how much you both enjoyed the Discover Scuba course. Kudos to Marco for his professionalism and the understanding he displayed while helping your wife feel more comfortable. We’d love it if she... More

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This has to be the best beach in the Riviera Maya if you want to snorkle with turtles. We saw many turtles and they did not even care that you were close to them. Remember do not touch the turtles. My sister in law touched a turtle and a Mexican diver told her we were not allowed to touch the... More

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

Hi Larry S, Thank you for recommending us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor about one of ‘the best beach[es] in the Riviera Maya’, with turtles! We appreciate how environmentally conscious you are about turtles too—it’s important to be aware of how to properly coexist with them. Pleased to read that you had good ‘Turtle Fun’… would love for you... More

Murphysboro, il
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Everyone that you encounter at the dive shop goes out of their way to make you feel at home. Each year when my granddaughter arrives to dive with Saul we are greeted with hugs and welcomes. Alexis has been diving there since she was 10 years old and I wouldn't trust anyone else to take her out to dive(I don't... More

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

Hi Livinglife50, Thank you for reviewing us! We appreciate your kind words… it’s uplifting to read about how you feel when you visit The Akumal Dive Shop as well as the enormous amount of confidence you have in us; specifically, in Dive Master Saul. We’re very happy that you decide to involve us in your vacations… an honor and a... More

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