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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Hidden gem great diving, 5 star Padi dive shop

I don't want the secret to get out...this 5 star Padilla dive shop will take you via short boat rides to wonderful healthy reefs where you will see beautiful corals, enormous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't want the secret to get out...this 5 star Padilla dive shop will take you via short boat rides to wonderful healthy reefs where you will see beautiful corals, enormous barrel sponges and many turtles, sharks and fish...even the occasional Manta ray. Knowledgeable staff, expert dive instructors, calm Waters. After 5 years of diving here, I look forward to... More 

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Thank Audry N
Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The friendliest dive shop for miles around ,the staff and Dive Masters ( Condor; Cholo ,Isha )go out of their way to make sure you have a great stress free dive .Dive sites are varied and only a short ride from the shop .If the sea is smooth see if they will take you out to Aquarius about 30 minute... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked my elearning open water cert here and I can't think of a better place to have done it. Saul was my instructor and he was patient and enthusiastic the whole time. My friend joined me later and we did a cenote dive which was breathtaking. I can't say enough great things about the dive shop. Turtles, stingrays, lobster,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a couple of dives with Luis who was very helpful and patient. The dives were great and the service from the dive shop was excellent. Thanks

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only hired life vests on daily basis but the dive shop has good quality kit and is an efficient service. The cost was under £5 / day/ best. Dive groups came and went past us throughout the day and all appeared to work well

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I did a one hour snorkel tour. We chose Akumal Dive Shop for quality of guides and for their facilities. We went at 8:30 am and were able to park for free in front of the shop. We changed into swimsuits and stored our dry clothes in their lockers. We brought our own equipment but could have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olive Tours, Guide Iker Gonzalez Iker was a great guide, showing us the turtles, then sting rays and barracudas. This was quite a long trip out (not in a boat). He was well informed, took great pictures and literally dragged by our life jackets part of the way back! What a great experience!!

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Thank Nonie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner booked a half day fishing trip with Akumal Dive shop prior to our holiday. The email communication with the shop was brilliant and they answered every question and even reserved our date before we sent a deposit. It was very easy to pay the deposit and we simply paid the remaining balance on the day of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Dive Shop. Our instructor (Aitor) was very enthusiastic, friendly and very flexible in adapting his lessons to our level. Also my compliments to the administrative staff who answered our inquiries promptly, were flexible with regards to a payment issue, and being really nice in general!

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 11 SCUBA divers in my group. We were booked with another dive shop and found out 1 month before we were to arrive that they wouldn't be able to accommodate our group. I contacted Akumal Dive Shop and in a very short time heard from Isela, who set up our dive vacation. They couldn't have been more helpful.... More 

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