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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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Awesome staff took great care

We had 3 divers with us- one advanced, one open water and one new- resort course diver. All three were very happy with the quality of their dives, the staff and overall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
14Inga2
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Stevensville, Maryland
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Stevensville, Maryland
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had 3 divers with us- one advanced, one open water and one new- resort course diver. All three were very happy with the quality of their dives, the staff and overall experience. They saw large grouper, tarpon, loads of turtles, Rays, lobster, coral and too many fish to mention

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I pre-booked a discover scuba for my 11 year old son and a single tank dive for myself. First things, I'm an ex PADI instructor, but haven't scuba dived in about 10 years since my kids were born. Now that my oldest is 11, I wanted to see if SCUBA might be a fun thing for the two of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I chose Akumal for our honeymoon because of the turtles. We chose to learn to dive rather than snorkelling. The Akumal Dive Shop was a great choice. Our instructor, Saul, was brilliant. He clearly knew his subject and demonstrated years of experience and knowledge of the dive sites. The instruction we received was fantastic, no problems with... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the time we arranged to dive with Akumal Dive Shop via the internet to being greeted at the office to diving with experienced divemasters, everything went smoothly. We had 2 brand new divers and the divemasters kept them in mind as we dived. We had questions regarding a prospective diver who hadn't finished his training, and Francesca did everything... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We pre-booked our SCUBA dive trips via the internet and were very happy with our experience. Isela was very fast to respond to all of my questions and the cost of the diving was exactly what I was told it would be with no hidden costs or fees. The staff is very knowledgeable and all rented equipment worked and fit... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went snorkling With the most friendly and Professional guides! We brought Three children age 9 and 8 + 8 - and we all enjoyed it. The Equipment was good, the guides knew where to take us, and it was just Our Family in the Group wich meant we could do everything at Our pace. We saw really cool turtles,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time snorkeling, and it was such a great experience! I am not a strong swimmer, and I was a little nervous about snorkeling for the first time. Initially my friends and I had intended to simply rent equipment and go out on our own, but I am so glad that we did not do that. Diego,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible snorkeling place with tons of easy to find giant sea turtles. Highly recommended. We had already registered for a turtle snorkeling tour with another vendor that was canceled due to weather. The dive shop was very helpful in making sure our kids could still have the experience.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is the best dive shop. We been going for 19 years almost every year. Very professionals and great staff. We just did advance course with "el cubano" and it was great. Arturo (the owner ) is great, friendly and always welcoming you the same as his son Gerardo. They have experience staff and great people.

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

Hi Cecilia, Very nice review... unfortunately, even though we love to be called "the best dive shop", this time it's not meant for us... you are referring to the Akumal Dive Center (we are the Akumal Dive Shop). They'll be happy to receive your review, Cecilia :o) More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent last week at the Grand Oasis Tulum in Akumal and dived with the team from Akumal Dive Shop (either from the hotel directly, where they have a satellite centre, or from the main dive shop). The staff were all friendly, professional and accommodating. I was the only person on a Cenotes dive one day and that wasn't a... More 

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

Hi Clover-Ann, We're happy to read about your experience and grateful that you express, via this medium, just how much you appreciated our staff during your week here. Also, great to hear that you had the chance to experience such a unique dive in the Cenotes; we're glad to have been a part of it! Thank you for taking the... More 

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