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Address: Half Moon Bay Akumal, Akumal, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 875 9157
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Akumal Dive Adventures offers open water dives, PADI certifications, night...
Akumal Dive Adventures offers open water dives, PADI certifications, night diving, and cenote diving. We run three trips per day 7 days a week: 9am, 11am and 2pm, visiting over 30 diverse dive locations. We provide both equipment rental and rinsing facilities as well as areas for storing equipment. Reservations for certification courses, accommodation packages, and diving may be made in advance through our US office. Akumal Dive Adventures prides itself in a non-invasive approach to scuba diving. We encourage visitors to enjoy this underwater paradise without impacting or touching the fragile formations. Accompanying each dive trip is our professional boat crew, including a licensed captain and PADI dive master or instructor. The water temperatures average 84°F in the summer months and 78°F in the winter months. Dive safety precautions are of utmost importance to us.
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Great location to do open water dives for certification

Akumal Dive Adventures did an exceptional job of accomodating both beginner and experienced divers on the same trip. Dives were close to shop (very short boat ride, perfect for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Akumal Dive Adventures did an exceptional job of accomodating both beginner and experienced divers on the same trip. Dives were close to shop (very short boat ride, perfect for anyone who has motion sickness) and interesting with a fairly good variety of sea life. Dive masters were helpful and friendly. Equipment was well-maintained. I would definitely recommend the shop for... More 

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Concord
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The small outboard motor boat may seem a little rickety, but the dives are 5 minutes from shore - and Lupe is a wonderful dive master. The diving here is fabulous, and he was sure to point out the turtles, sharks, and all the other underwater critters. Very friendly

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We did five dives with Akumal Dive Adventures and had a great time. My boyfriend did the referral course finishing up his open water certification and I am already certified. We were able to dive together and most days had the boat completely to ourselves. The dive masters were knowledgeable and friendly and always reviewed the dive plan before each... More 

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Sunland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Don't go to this shop if you just want to rent snorkel gear and see the reef in half moon bay. The prices for the gear are higher than stated on their website. The gear is terrible and cheap (got blisters for the first time) The guy that rented us the gear gave us no suggestions and basically just gave... More 

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Tacoma, WA....USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nice small DiveOp. No catttle boat here. Simple check in, good predive briefing, everybody friendly. First day it was just my wife & I on the boat, personal service! Second day, two other couples. Great plant/sponge life in this area, not like the wiped-out Cozumel reefs. Saw at least ten turtles on our last dive, three within ten feet of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I've been on numerous fishing trips with Akumal Dive Adventures and it's always my go-to dive shop for snorkel gear and scuba training. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Shayla, the dive master, is a fabulous teacher and Lupe, the fishing captain, is very experienced and always makes us feel comfortable out on the boat. This year, we tried... More 

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Sandy, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We have 4 children, ages 13 - 21, who were diving. For our 13 year old son, it was the first dive since his certification dive . Shayla did a good job with us. Visibility was unparallelled, and we had beautiful corral and sea life, just a short distance from the shop.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I was excited to get my diving certification. After talking to divers I chose AKUMAL because of a instructor named Shayla. She is a excellent instructor. She knows when to be calming and when to push you to perform the necessary skills needed. She teaches and doesn't just let you slide through. When you finish you know how to dive... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My son and I completed our dive certification under the close supervision of Shaleh. We had excellent personal instruction and felt very confident that we were learning a safe and responsible way to dive. The open water dives are great in the the first 30 minutes or so are fun dives then you settle in to do the skills. This... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I like traveling to places that are off the beaten path and prefer to support local dive shops over the more commercialized ones, so this dive shop was perfect for me. I greatly appreciate that they've kept the shoreline intact (so, yes, water shoes are recommended). ADA is authentic and laid back -- a diver's dive shop. It was very... More 

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