Blue Experience Diving
Scuba & Snorkelling • Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Blue Experience Diving welcomes you to Akumal and the Mayan Riviera. We offer PADI diving certification courses from beginner to Pro, daily Ocean Dives in the incredible reefs of the Mexican Caribbean, and Cenote diving in some of the most beautiful open or cavern Cenotes of the region, all this in small groups, tailoring the experience to your personal requirements and level of experience. Join Blue Experience Diving to start or continue your underwater adventures.
Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Glow
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We dove with Lea three days last week- and got our 13 year old open water certified in doing so. We dove with Tim, the previous owner of this business a few times and chose blue experience diving based on those experiences. We were very happy that we did so. Lea was great to work with- extremely accommodating and a delight above and below water. Blue experience diving continues to be one of the best organized operations we've worked with. Something as simple as having diver bins with all of our equipment really helps to organize our trips. They cater to smaller groups of divers, which really helps so much. Instead of having a dive boat with 20 divers, they offer a very intimate and personalized service as their specialty.

Lea was excellent with a new, young diver and still managed to help the rest of us ensure our gear was set up correctly and ensure safe, enjoyable dives for us all. She speaks three languages, and also teaches students in French, in addition to her very attentive work as a dive instructor. The dive shop is wonderful, as organized as it was with Tim and Catherine. I would highly recommend blue experience diving to anyone who is looking for personalized itineraries, expert dive instruction, and an intimate experience. They're simply is nothing better than a local dive Master who knows each site and can accommodate a range of experience as Lea did.

Thank you Lea and Blue Experience Diving for a few days of incredible experiences underwater.

David, Erin, Natalie and Emery
Written June 14, 2022
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Dear Glow, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your opinion about Blue Experience Diving with us and other divers. We are very proud that you enjoyed diving with Lea and together as a family were able to welcome a new diver into the diving community. It is also gratifying for us that you appreciated the intimate and personalised service that we offer as our specialty. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future for some more incredible experiences underwater. Best regards,
Written June 18, 2022
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D H
2 contributions
Jan 2022
Out of all the dive shops, in all of the towns, we had the incredible luck to choose Blue Experience Diving Akumal to teach us how to dive! Priceless! Eduardo, Sarah and Lea all went the extra mile for us. For me, a not so experienced Open Water Diver, they arranged some sensational ocean boat dives around Akumal Reef, seeing turtles, barracuda, and a shark. I rounded off with a cenote dive to TajMa Ha, which will live long in the memory – if you are British and hesitant about dark spaces… Don’t be, this cenote is simply vast and very easy to navigate, it’s worth the effort.
For my partner, they took on her referral from the UK and took her through all four of her Open Water Dive tuition to get certificated including a stunning Cenote dive… and now she loves it! So much she carried on doing two dives a day afterwards! Simply put, these guys are professional, accommodating, fun, friendly and fantastic! Eduardo is an incredibly gifted instructor. Their equipment is all serviced and high quality, they put your safety first and they are also competitively priced. They have a new convert to the underwater world, and they made our vacation unforgettable!
Thank you guys again!
Written January 11, 2022
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Dear D H, we are genuinely moved by your words and so happy that we could accommodate you and your partner, converting her now into a new ambassador for diving. Encounters like these are what make our profession worthwhile and special, it was honestly a pleasure hosting you. We are looking forward to diving with you again in the future - maybe even in some more cenotes! Best regards,
Written January 15, 2022
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David C
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Solo
Sarah and Edwardo (instructors and owners) are such nice people to go diving with! Excellent communication prior to arrival, arranged several days of diving and the they were super helpful and accommodating in fitting me into their dive schedule. Their equipment was in top condition and very well looked after, pricing was excellent value and straight forward.
As for the diving, 5 boat dives over 2 days with lots to see, Sarah was an excellent underwater guide and made the diving very relaxing and safe.
If your on the Riviera Maya give them a call you won't be disappointed.
Written August 27, 2022
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Hello David C! First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to sharing the diving experiences we had together. At Blue Experience Diving we always want to provide unforgettable underwater moments to our guests and are really happy to know you felt welcome and well taken care of. We are glad that you are recommending us and are looking forward to diving with you again in the future. Best regards, Blue Experience Team
Written August 29, 2022
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CanuckHorn
Richardson119 contributions
Feb 2022
Dove with Blue Experience again after the ownership change and they are still great. Did a couple of ocean dives with Sarah and three ocean dives with Lea. They both are very friendly and professional. Was picked up from my hotel and went to the dive shop to get outfitted then a short drive to the dive site where you have lockers, showers and the small dive boats. The dive boats can handle about 10 divers and are rudimentary. You climb a small ladder to get in the boat and do a back roll to get out. I felt like I was diving with old friends and always felt very safe. One day we had a new diver with us and they took their time and made sure he felt comfortable but also made sure we all had a good dive. Any time I am staying in the area I will dive with Blue Experience.
Written February 28, 2022
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Dear CanuckHorn, we appreciate your kind comment and are very glad that you are still happy with Blue Experience Diving. Thank you for mentioning the friendliness and professionalism of our instructors, we will make sure they are aware of your opinion as it will surely motivate them to keep up the good work. Safety and fun are always top priorities for us so it is great to know that you experienced both during your stay with us. We are looking forward to hosting you again in the future. Best regards,
Written February 28, 2022
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Adam K
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Solo
I came down to the shop just to ask for single dive prices, it was shut but I bumped into Eduardo and Sarah (owners) who opened up and showed me around. Settled on 2 dives and loved them both. keen to do more they couldn’t fit any more explore dives for myself, so instead squeezed me onto an open water course they were running. The third instructor Léa preceded to teach this course in both French and English simultaneously which was amazing. Can’t recommend these guys enough! Hope to be back again some day. Thanks for everything
Written August 3, 2022
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Dear Adam K, thank you for your kind comment. We are very pleased that you enjoyed both your dives and your upgrade from Scuba Diver to Open Water diver which will now give you some more advantages for your future dives. We will make sure to share your encouraging words with the whole team as it shows that we are on the right path. We hope to be welcoming you in the future for some more diving (or courses) together. Best regards from Akumal,
Written August 7, 2022
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Craig P
Market Deeping, UK77 contributions
Aug 2022
I had the pleasure of six dives last week with Blue Experience and had a wonderful time. Eduardo, Sarah and Lea were great to go diving with, as they were fun to be around, were safety conscious and obviously know the local area well.
I had two dives over in Cozumel and another four on the local Akumal reefs. All the dives were fantastic, as the reef structure in the region is superb to dive in my opinion and in great condition. I dived a couple of deeper ones (30m) but to be honest the dives around the 15-20m were equally as enjoyable. Marine life was everywhere and I was lucky enough to dive with both Green and Loggerhead turtles, an Eagle ray and Stingrays, as well as the usual reef residents (Morals, Triggerfish, Damsels, Tangs, Angles, File fish, Puffers - you get the picture) .
I would highly recommend these guys for both beginners or more experienced divers alike, as the experience was great and they have safety at the hearth of their operation. Thanks for a great time guys and if I am ever back in the region I will certainly give you a shout.
Written August 22, 2022
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Dear Craig P, we appreciate your kind comment and are very glad that you enjoyed your dives with Blue Experience Diving. Thank you for mentioning the friendliness and professionalism of our instructors, we will make sure they are aware of your opinion as it will surely motivate them to keep up the good work. Safety and fun are always top priorities for us so it is great to know that you experienced both during your stay with us. We are looking forward to hosting you again in the future. Best regards,
Written August 27, 2022
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Peter Bamber
Mytholmroyd, UK61 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
I chose Blue Experience because they were top of the Trip Advisor reviews for dive shops in the Akumal area.
Eduardo, away on holiday with Sarah, replied to emails very quickly, usually within a few hours. He sent me a proposed dive schedule for the five days I had available. Léa was looking after the business on site and did an excellent job, she was friendly, well-organised and professional.
Owing to rough seas my diving schedule had to change. Léa kept me in the picture.
I had two days diving cenotes (the main reason I was diving in Mexico). Chino, a very experienced guide and cave diver, took 2 to 4 divers on each dive. (I must point out that officially we were ‘cavern diving’, not cave diving.) He always dives side mount: it was reassuring to see his two tanks ahead of me! Chino’s son, Marco was shore support. Between them we were well looked after, including making allowance for my 64-year old knees up and down steps!
Léa led our sea dives. Again I appreciated her professionalism and good humour.
Eduardo and Sarah were back in the dive shop on my last day so I finally met them in person. Though I spent little time with them I could see that they’re warm, helpful people.
I’ve no hesitation in recommending Blue Experience.
Written June 26, 2022
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Hi Peter, thank you for your kind words, we are very glad that after choosing Blue Experience due to TripAdvisor reviews you were overall very satisfied with your dive experience.We always aim for professionalism and good organisation so even in case of vacation the shop keeps running smoothly. It will be our pleasure to share your comment with Chino and Léa and it was great having a chance of meeting you in person. We are looking forward to diving with you again in the future. Best regards,
Written June 27, 2022
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Roman Ku
2 contributions
Dec 2021
Blue Experience is THE dive shop to use if you are in Akumal and you want to have fun, pleasurable bottom time. I am an experienced diver impressed by the care and efficiency Eduardo and Sarah place on divers from the remote first communications and scheduling to the preparedness of each dive and their effortless ability to make every diver's diving a valuable memory. Sarah and Eduardo took over this young operation and have created a place where you can simply enjoy diving again without all the stress; you can see it in the energetic staff and the returning guests. The rental equipment is good (no dive computers) and they work with a community of boat captains and dive shops that work well together. If you are in Akumal, Blue Experience is the shop.
Written December 28, 2021
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Hi, thank you so much for taking the time of sharing your review with the Trip Advisor community. We're more than happy to know that your experience diving with us was pleasurable but even more important, memorable. At Blue Experience we believe that each dive is a life changing experience and are always thrilled to know our guests felt that way while diving with us. We will be very glad of seeing you again in the near future to share some more memorable dives around the Riviera Maya. Greetings from sunny Akumal
Written December 30, 2021
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Dave L
London, UK10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I can’t recommend Blue Experience enough.

Attention to detail, professionalism & safety were all hundred percent.

Every dive was carefully planned around weather & sea conditions, & geared to individuals diving ability. No one felt left out or excluded however new or experienced we were.

The equipment hired was all to the best standards, & once again care was taken to ensure everything fitted suitably.

But but above all Sarah and Edoardo ensured we all had fun.

This is why I love scuba: travel the world, experience an alien environment in a relaxed & safe manner, & meet fabulous people.

When you book, make sure you give them the password 😉
Written November 15, 2022
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Dear Dave L, thank you so much for your encouraging words, we are flattered to know that you fully enjoyed your experience here with us at Blue Experience. We take great pride in taking care of our customers and equipment, so that fun and safety can play the main role during our dives, we are overjoyed that you felt our efforts during your stay. We are looking forward to diving with you in the future, just use the password ¨Roses are red all year in Mexico¨ for your next stay. Best regards,
Written November 18, 2022
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Jonathan G
8 contributions
Dec 2021
This is an incredible dive shop. Eduardo and Sarah were helpful and communicative prior to our arrival. On the day of our dive we had a wonderful experience with Lea. She picked us up right on time at our resort and drove us to the dive shop where she found us the right gear. It was my first dive in a while and Lea made me feel very comfortable getting back into it. While underwater she made my girlfriend and I very comfortable and she was great at spotting interesting fish and turtles. Cannot recommend this shop enough!
Written December 30, 2021
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Hi Jonathan G, thank you so much for reviewing Blue Experience Diving. We are very glad that you gave us the chance of sharing those bubbles together and knowing that you enjoyed your diving experience with Léa makes us very happy. We are committed to having our divers have fun and admire the natural wonders of the underwater Riviera Maya, knowing that we are able to deliver that feeling of confidence and safeness is one of our main goals. We are looking forward to hosting you again in the future. Greetings from sunny Akumal!
Written January 8, 2022
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