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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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Shawnee, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We dove in the Cenotes with Alvaro. The entire experience was amazing. At every turn, the staff at Akumal Dive Shop was gracious, friendly and took every possible opportunity to make our experience better. We arrived late due to transportation issues beyond our control, but when we called the shop to explain they just said "no worries, we will wait".... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife Heidi and i have been visiting the Akumal Dive Shop for many years. We have ALWAYS found them to be GREAT!! We have used lots of their services over the years but now days just rent our equipment from them and snorkel on our own. We would highly recommend going out on guided trips as once you do... More

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

Hi Mike B! First of all, that you and your wife Heidi have been visiting the Akumal Dive Shop for many years is great news in itself; however, that you have also ‘ALWAYS found [us] to be GREAT!!’ is outstanding news!!! We have taken special note of how much you appreciate Edgar. We are also looking forward to seeing you... More

Teaneck, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

After seeing the giant sea turtles at Xcaret my daughter (16) and I got it in our heads that we wanted to snorkel with turtles. We were at the end of our stay in Cancun and didn't have time to arrange a tour through an agency, so I found the Akumal Dive Shop through a search on Trip Advisor, contacted... More

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

Hi Adevlupes! Thank you for reviewing us and for sharing how you found The Akumal Dive Shop through a search on Trip Advisor. Useful information! It’s nice to know you arrived in Akumal without complications by public transportation and that you ‘spotted [y]our first turtle within minutes of getting in the water’! Ha, you also mention how you lost count... More

Raleigh, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Akumal in the summer of 2014. If you want to dive, there is no place better or safer. Their nomenclature tells you their specialty. There is really no need to engage their services for snorkeling unless you are completely new or very nervous about such. In the area it is better to just buy simple snorkel gear, a... More

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

Hi WuldTwaveluh! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts! We value and feel quite proud of the following statement you made: “If you want to dive, there is no place better or safer.” Striving to do everything we can so that others may feel exactly what you have kindly summed up here. On another note,... More

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