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About Akumal Dive Shop
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 snorkeling tours to encounter free turtles, Morninga and sunset Sailing in a catamaran, recreational diving and from Discover Scuba Diving experience to advanced levels of instructor training in Akumal, Tulum at the Riviera Maya.
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Tamra E wrote a review May 2021
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Akumal Dive shop asks for an online deposit of $100 to "reserve" your spot. Weather conditions did not allow safe conditions and the dive shop PROMISED to issue a refund of the unused $100. I physically went into the shop asking for the refund, and now that I have returned to the states the refund is STILL not processed 2 weeks later. Take your business to Akumal Dive Center who is much more reputable.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Amber K wrote a review May 2021
16 contributions4 helpful votes
We were first time divers but felt very safe in the hands of our instructor Saul. We were able to practice in the bay before heading out into the ocean. Once we were at the dive site we were able to see sea turtles, lion fish, etc. The coral reef was so beautiful, it was an entire different world under the ocean. I highly recommend this experienced Dive Shop for beginner divers. Also be sure to get the photo package. It’s a great price and you are able to download them all the same day. They even have videos of the dive for you too!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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getoutoftown wrote a review May 2021
Chicago, Illinois38 contributions31 helpful votes
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Excellent customer service. This team went out of their way to create an excellent day for our party of 2. They were flexible to create a trip that accomodated our party in the time we had and the captain and crew took great care of us. We did a 3 hour sail snorkel trip, booked that morning. It was a slow morning for them so a bit of negotiating lead to an excellent adventure. Typically their cat holds upto 13 people, and goes out with a minimum of 4 guests @ 9:30 a.m. for a day sail including fresh lunch and drinks. They also have a 5:30 p.m. sunset cruise with snack and drink. It is one of my favorite experiences being out on the nets and seeing sea turtles floating along. You will get wet, bring a towel, wear a swimsuit, prepare to have fun! They will supply snorkel gear if you need it or bring your own. We pulled into a lagoon area to swim, much calmer/safer than the open water.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jennie S wrote a review May 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah23 contributions39 helpful votes
I stumbled upon this shop by accident and it ended up being a great experience! I did the sea turtles snorkeling tour with Alejandra as my guide. I’ve done snorkeling in the past in this area and it was always with one guide and several people per group. I was hesitant to repeat this so I was thrilled to have Alejandra all to myself. She made sure I was comfortable with the snorkeling equipment. She the led me into the ocean where we saw at least 10 turtles and 100s of fish. Hand feeding the fish was a highlight! She explained about the area and fish we encountered. You don’t need a guide to snorkel with the turtles but if it’s your first time, it’s worth the money to have a personal guide show you what’s what. This was an unplanned adventure for me but I am seriously considering doing to again before we leave. I can’t recommend this group highly enough!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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LizMinneapolis wrote a review Feb 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota38 contributions10 helpful votes
Akumal Dive Shop is very professional. As a dive instructor I am always watching how knowledgable the shop instructors/guides are and do they skip steps for the sake of time or some other reason. Every single person working here are the spot on and never compromise safety. Some of the best I have dove with. The people in the shop are knowledgeable and friendly. The equipment is in good condition from what I saw (I had my own) friends used ADS equipment. The boat captains are so helpful and did an amazing job given many days with large swells and white caps. We dove numerous dives with Condor, Saul and Antonio all wonderful experiences.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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