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Akumal Dive Shop

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| Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3, Akumal 77731, Mexico
+52 984 875 9032
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Scuba Diving with the fantastic Mariana of ADS (Akumal Dive Shop)

AMAZING!! All the staff at ADS are super friendly and professional from the reception staff, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah P
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Discovery Scuba Dive

Great experience. Don't even hesitate if going out to scuba dive in Akumal is worth it or not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcos C
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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 good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3, Akumal 77731, Mexico
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+52 984 875 9032
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AMAZING!! All the staff at ADS are super friendly and professional from the reception staff, the general staff and the captains of the boat who even carried my Scuba gear because they knew I struggled with the weight! Mariana was fantastic with both myself and...More

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

Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to review us - and the 'fantastic Mariana' - on TripAdvisor! We're absolutely delighted that the first word you decided to use to describe your experience, after the main title, was 'AMAZING!!'... and all CAPS to boot!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience. Don't even hesitate if going out to scuba dive in Akumal is worth it or not. The instructor (Ivo Chiarino) gave us a brief refresh on the technical considerations needed to go back into the sea (we received our scuba diving certification 18...More

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

Hi Marcos! Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, telling us about your 'great experience' with Ivo, and recommending us without hesitation... this is just excellent to read! We love hearing from our divers; and you give important input regarding why...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a bay tour to see some turtles and we saw some turtles. The guides clearly knew which bits to look in. We were pleasantly surprised that we ended up on a private tour as opposed to some of the larger groups we...More

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

Hi J E, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor... we're pleased to know that you had a 'Great tour' in Akumal! We're happy that you found your guides experienced/knowledgeable and that you were satisfied with the quality of the trip...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the folks at Akumal Dive Shop.!! All are friendly, helpful and professional. I’m not a diver but felt comfortable letting them teach my 12 year old grandson how to dive. And he’s fallen in love with it! You are immediately welcomed in their...More

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

Hi Jan, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We'll take 'friendly, helpful and professional' any day! It's an honor to be described this way... but we're even more excited to read that you used the word 'love' twice! The first...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE!! This was our first scuba experience. The instructors were outstanding, thorough, helpful, and so so sweet. My husband and his son fell in love w diving, and did two additional dives w their instructor. The cost is modest compared to the experience and...More

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

Hi Maddiecake, We're thrilled that your experience was 'OUTSTANDING'! This is pretty much the reaction we're looking for... especially the first time! It makes us happy to know that you chose us for your first scuba experience—delighted that it was a total success for everyone...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most amazing time on the Robinson Crusoe. It was myself and 3 of my girlfriends and it just so happened that we were the only people who had booked the catamaran for that day, so we got the entire boat to ourselves!!...More

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

Hi Leah! Thank you for this review… we’re thrilled to learn that the Robinson Crusoe was the highlight of your trip—and that you had ‘the most amazing time’ with an ‘absolutely amazing’ crew! Like music the ear for us; we appreciate that you decided to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a snorkelling trip to see the sea turtles. Diego our guide was fantastic and extremely friendly. I booked the trip whilst we were on holiday and the team emailed me back straight away to confirm which day and times were...More

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

Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor (especially with such an awesome title)! To say that we're pleased to read that your experience was 'Amazing', Diego 'fantastic' (as was our communication with you), would be an understatement... as we're...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had one more day left in Mexico and I suggested she try out scuba diving. So we looked up some options near our condo in Akumal and came across the Akumal Dive Shop. They have something called "Discover Scuba" where during...More

1  Thank Melissa S
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Melissa, We're very happy you gave such a great suggestion to your friend... and absolutely delighted to learn that you took your own advice :o) Congratulations on overcoming your fears and discovering scuba! We enjoyed reading your detailed and well-written description of your 'crash...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Akumal Dive shop. All the staff were friendly and educated. I took the 2 day supervised diving course, and Mariana was an incredible instructor. Mariana helped me have fun while learning about SCUBA in the classroom. Underwater, I felt...More

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

Hi Ben, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We're delighted to read that you had a 'fantastic time' diving in Akumal... and that you left with such a positive impression of us! Learning and having fun go hand in hand...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had a great dive with ADS today. The staff was super helpful and friendly and I felt very safe the whole time. Also the reef in Akumal was really beautiful! We say 3 turtles in 1 dive and a carribean stingray!...More

Thank Kelsey F
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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Hi Kelsey, How delightful to read about your 'great dive' with us today! We're pleased that our staff excelled at assisting you and made you feel comfortable during the whole experience... your words are very rewarding for us and undoubtedly useful to other travelers, so...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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