I am a bit biased because I favor half-moon bay and vista del mar. That said, Shaleh Clark is an excellent instructor. She is thorough, tough, knowledgeable, and playful. She will slug you if necessary! Jose is a wonderful guy who understands Akumal and it's sealife! He really attempts to make your priorities his own- Fishing, Diving, Tortugas, Cenote's - Diving in Cozumel, Snorkeling, Kayaking. Mario, that man can manuever a boat in 6 inches of water, literally. I have seen him do this! Lupe kicks in as Boat captin as necessary, Tom and Matt are able to offer you blu-ray, high definition videos of your experiences. ADA is a PADI shop, but what makes it a great shop are the safer than standard ratios, and personal attention you get fromeach and every one there. They want you to have a good time, learn something, and come back each year, safely.
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