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Akumal Dive Shop

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| Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3, Akumal 77731, Mexico
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I recently completed my PADI Rescue Diver course at ADS. I also did my Advanced Diver and Nitrox... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jbeene
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
⛵️Sunset Sailing ⛵️

This was by far one of my all time favorite excursions from my trip to Tulum!! My only regret is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jsibley13
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3, Akumal 77731, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently completed my PADI Rescue Diver course at ADS. I also did my Advanced Diver and Nitrox courses there several years ago. I’ve used many other shops up and down the coast over the years, and in my opinion they are the very BEST!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far one of my all time favorite excursions from my trip to Tulum!! My only regret is that we didn’t get to do the all day sailing excursion... but I have it booked marked for next time. The staff was welcoming, fun...More

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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi jsibley13, Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful review with us on TripAdvisor! We loved reading how much you enjoyed 'one of [your] all time favorite excursions'... Sunset Sailing! We're happy to learn how well you got along with all our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to snorkel with sea turtles for such a very long time! It was important to me to have a good experience, but at the same time be as unobtrusive as I could! The sea turtle's environment is a delicate balance and in...More

Thank karateliz69
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi karateliz69, We appreciate both your long-time wish coming true... and the fact that you did so unobtrusively (for the turtles' sake)—with us! It makes us really happy to read this and the rest of your generous comments (e.g., that we were 'wonderful' and provided...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to do a discover scuba dive with another shop and this place is amazing! Friendly staff and the beach is gorgeous and well looked after. Would definitely come back! Hopefully soon!More

Thank Paul C
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul! We're delighted to read your cheerful comments about us... and how you describe your experience at our shop and with our staff! It sounds awesome to us :o) It makes us happy to know that you ended up discovering scuba diving here with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just did a 4 hour fishing trip this morning. It was awesome. Our captain was friendly and very good at his job. We caught 3 nice Mahi Mahi. We had a blast. They cleaned the fish for us afterwards. My husband is making dinner as...More

Thank kssAntigua
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi kssAntigua, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We truly enjoyed reading your review and absolutely love the words you used to describe what a great time you had during the 4-hour fishing trip! 'awesome' 'friendly' 'very good' 'a blast'...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was hands down the best part of our trip! We took the Robinson Crusoe cruise (catamaran). The staff was friendly and accommodating. The captain Angel and his crew been working together for 20+ years, so they're like family and make you feel like part...More

Thank Drew M
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Drew, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor... and what a beautiful one you left! Your remark, ‘hands down the best part of our trip!’, is the type of comment that deserves to be appreciated, framed and hung on our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my 2 son's (26 & 22), and a good friend did a 2 tank intro to scuba diving (40ft max depth) outing. We all had done this type of dive before. This trip went very well and we had a great time. The instructors...More

Thank Bob L
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bob L, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for sharing your excellent comments! Music to the ear to hear that your ‘trip went very well and [you all] had a great time’… and we appreciate you letting us...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my snorkeling experience with the Akumal Dive Shop. I saw many turtles and some coral right there in the bay. The dive shop provided all the snorkeling gear and it worked perfectly. The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. I understand a guide has...More

Thank Jim H
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jim H, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We're pleased that you enjoyed your snorkeling experience with us... and that you were happy with your guide. Hopefully, next time we can take you on a scuba diving trip! We're...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First trip to Akumal and loved it! Big thanks to Luis Condor and team for taking us on 4 dives over two days! We saw lots of tortugas and other fish. It was absolutely incredible. Luis took great care to ensure we were comfortable and...More

Thank Wendy R
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Wendy! We just LOVE your title! It describes exactly the kind of experience we strive to share with our divers in Akumal... thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We're happy you got to see several tortugas and that Condor...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

I travelled to Mexico with friends and family for my 50th Birthday as it lands on cinqo de mayo, and had a goal of getting certified in open water. Mariana Richat was an amazing divemaster who was extremely thorough and reviewed everything prior to entering...More

Thank Kristin S
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kristin, Wow, travelling with friends and family to Mexico is a remarkable way to spend your birthday... and we hope you had a wonderful 'Cinco de Mayo' one! At least we know that you had an 'Incredible experience' with us—and this makes us very,...More

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linc133
May 15, 2018|
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Response from theakumaldiveshop | Property representative |
Hi linc133, Thank you for your questions! We're delighted to read that you'll be visiting in July :o) Regarding the dives you're looking forward to, including Cozumel and the cenote dives, we'd love to show you around and... More
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Charlotte2929
April 2, 2018|
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Response from theakumaldiveshop | Property representative |
Hi there Charlotte! Yes, of course! At the time of this writing, the rental cost for snorkeling equipment is $17 USD and access to the beach through our shop is free of charge—otherwise, if you do not pass through our... More
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4ureyes1221
March 26, 2018|
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Response from theakumaldiveshop | Property representative |
Hi 4ureyes1221! Sorry, no Hookah Diving that we know of... neither in nor near Akumal (for the moment :) Thank you everyone for your answers! Have a great day!
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