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Address: | Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3, Akumal 77731, Mexico
Phone Number: (52) 984 875 9032
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The Original Akumal Dive Shop is a 5 Star PADI IDC center. The first dive...

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.

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Excellent instruction from a very well-run operation.

I'm a "veteran but intermediate" scuba diver (been doing it for 16 years and have about 150 dives), with my experience being almost entirely in Florida and the Caribbean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a "veteran but intermediate" scuba diver (been doing it for 16 years and have about 150 dives), with my experience being almost entirely in Florida and the Caribbean, including on a liveaboard and diving with numerous dive resorts and shops. Looking back over this experience, I think Akumal Dive Shop is a true standout. After researching the options for... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After spending a week in Cozumel where my wife got certified and we did numerous ocean dives, we came to spend a week at a house on Soliman Bay north of Tulum. She and I had such a wonderful experience in Cozumel that we decided to some more diving and returned to the dive shop that I first went to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. We walked in and everyone was so nice. We decided to go snorkeling here in the area out from. We had Diego as our guide, he was very friendly and nice. I really appreciated the time he took to make sure we were having fun and that we got to see the sea turtles. He took... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a snorkelling tour of Akumal Bay a couple of weeks ago. We booked online a few weeks before travelling . A couple of days before we were due to snorkel, ADS emailed me saying that bad weather was forecast for the day of our tour, and that we'd need to re-schedule 48 hours later than planned. I appreciated... More 

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Syracuse, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Akumal dive shop is a great operation. We dove three days which included a dive for my wife and I, and two more days with my 14-year-old, a 12-year-old, and nine-year-old. Luis was a great teacher and very patient with my three children, who had never dove in the ocean before. He helped them, encouraged them and gave them a... More 

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Murphysboro, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saul and Francesca along with all of the staff make you feel like family every time we return. My grand daughter has been diving there since she waw 8 and would want her to learn from anyone else. Just wanted to thank you for taking care of everyone this year from fishing to diving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend had never scuba diver before. I had and loved it. We read great reviews about this dive shop and bumped into a couple that raved about the experience with these folks. All I can say is AWESOME!!! Everyone was super friendly. I emailed the shop and told them what we wanted to do and when, and they responded... More 

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

Hi Emily C, Your review is AWESOME!!!... thank you for sharing it on TripAdvisor! We’re so glad to read that you had ‘an absolute blast’ with us and that your experience was ‘super friendly’; also, we’re pleased to know that your instructor being ‘enthusiastic and personable (…) made the experience that much better’ for you and your boyfriend. It's very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were first a bit worried about this dive centre because we don't like big busy centres doing things on an industrial level. The thing is that in Akumal you don't really have a choice of dive centre. But it was a good experience in the end, for both my girlfriend who took her Advanced course (she was the only... More 

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

Hi Jean-Christophe M, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your thoughtful feedback… and we’re happy that you found most of our staff friendly and enthusiastic with their efforts! You wrote that ‘it was a good experience in the end’ for you both, glad to read this, as you also remarked about being ‘first a bit worried’ because of concerns... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Akumal Dive Shop is THE place to go in the Riviera Maya to have all your diving needs met. Every staff member is HIGHLY professional, experienced, courteous, helpful and there to ensure you have a SAFE and ENJOYABLE experience! The Manager, Mr. Almada is usually out and about ensuring a smooth operation. GREAT staff are normally the product of GREAT... More 

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

Hi Chuck! We’re very happy to read that you had an "Exceptional experience!!" this time around… and extremely pleased with your many comments regarding the quality of service and professionalism that you report you received with us. We also appreciate how you mention our staff individually (by name) as well as how they contributed to your extraordinary experience. Ha! We... More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We managed 23 dives between 3 of us, over 2 weeks, and would have done more but for some ill health (nothing to do with diving, as a rule). This looks like a well-established, sound operation. Many thanks go to the unflappable Francesca who was a rock during a rocky couple of weeks for us. Nothing was too much trouble,... More 

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

Hi PaulinLeeds888, Hey, thank you for your detailed review! Great to read that you all managed quite a lot of dives (despite having to pause this activity due to the ill health you mention). We appreciate that you considered us a ‘a well-established, sound operation’ and we loved reading about your experience with our staff! You wrote, ‘They will look... More 

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