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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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Knoxville, TN
2 reviews
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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Shawnee, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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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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Medellin, Colombia
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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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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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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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Murphysboro, il
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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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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Snorkeling and fishing at Akumal was awesome. Went fishing through Akuamal Dive shop, caught a barracuda and had 4 other bites (would have probably boated more if we were better fisherman). Another day we rented a locker and snorkel vests through the dive shop. Saw at least 8 very large turtles. Prices are very reasonable, the facility had showers and... More

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