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Akumal Dive Shop

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Address: | Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3, Akumal 77731, Mexico
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+52 984 875 9032
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Amazing setting, very professional staff

We found this dive shop based on TA recommendations. WE planned out dive education w Isela via email. The online PADI Open Water certification course was good but be sure to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
maria_rn
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covington,la

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covington,la
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this dive shop based on TA recommendations. WE planned out dive education w Isela via email. The online PADI Open Water certification course was good but be sure to allow more than the suggested 16 hours. When we arrived we were greeted with a smile. Our dive instructor was (forgive me I thought it was Saul the entire... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose Akumal Bay, because our daughter loves sea turtles and we were looking forward to snorkeling with them.We saw many green sea turtles and I asked another hotel guest for recommendations on other snorkel excursions. He had been visiting Akumal for ten years and he showed us beautiful scuba diving photos he had captured. He recommended we take a... More 

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Thank Meagan M
theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi Meagan M, We appreciate your comments! Oh, how lovely that we owed your visit to your daughter’s love for sea turtles! Of course, that other hotel guest with beautiful photos (and a decade’s experience of visiting Akumal) had a little something to do with it as well :o) Ha, we’re so glad you chose the Discover Scuba Diving course…... More 

Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were recently in Akumal and used the Dive Shop for their sailing adventure and cenote tours. The sailing trip was great and the guys cooked up a great fried fish and ceviche lunch. (Just be aware that you'll get a sales pitch to buy pictures from the photographer.) Similarly, the cenote tour was a unique experience and very easy... More 

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Thank MandlGermany
theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi MandlGermany, We appreciate your comments and enjoyed reading that the ‘sailing trip was great’, that you had ‘great fried fish and ceviche’ and ‘a unique experience’ in the cenotes… just the kind of enthusiastic experience we strive to share with all our customers! Concerning the staff member you mention, regardless of whether someone has done trips with us or... More 

York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked this trip with Akumel Dive Shop whilst on holiday in Mexico. The staff were really helpful via email and Facebook messenger. When we arrived we were provided with lockers and equipment needed. The guide took us out for an hour around the reef. We saw lots of turtles up close, squid, stingrays and fish. Our guide took his... More 

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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi Lorna W, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We’re pleased to learn that you had such an enjoyable time in Akumal with us and saw so much wildlife around the reef... fortunate indeed to have booked this trip during your holiday (and fortunate for us to have been able to share this underwater world... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went snorkeling with Akumal Dive Shop and diving the next day. We had a great time. Lots of turtles.

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Thank Mandy G
theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi Mandy G! Thank you for your review... we're happy that you were able to snorkel and dive with us! Glad we could show you a 'great time'... may there be many more! Until next time, Mandy! Best wishes! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic dive shop. The staff were all super friendly and reasuring. My daughter was sick on the first dive and they didn't charge but more importantly look after her. Adam had 2 great dives and came back buzzing. Would recommend this dive shop for an overall great experience. They also offer lots of different types of dive s... More 

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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi Jacqui D! What a fantastic review. Thank you for sharing it on TripAdvisor! We're so glad to read that your experience with us was 'super friendly and reassuring'... it was (and will continue to be) our pleasure to dive with people such as yourselves, your daughter and Adam (may he keep on diving and happily buzzing with us)! We... More 

Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our two teenager daughters (14 & 15 years old) to get certified for Open Water Scuba Diving. Aitor Navarro and Luke were their instructors and they were wonderful working with our girls . . . they were very patient and explained things at their pace. Akumal Bay was open for them to complete their confined water dives. As... More 

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theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi coletterose67! We’ve already congratulated your daughters elsewhere, but we’re so happy about their Open Water certification that we can’t help but draw attention to this here as well…BIG congratulations to them and THANK YOU for encouraging your daughters to undertake their instruction with us! (and for sharing their success story with the world) We’re glad you found our instructors... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I got scuba certified with Raul during our week visit. Our groups of divers were small and there was ample staff for safety during our dives.The staff was professional and very qualified for the task. Everyone was so helpful! We decided to book a sunset catamaran boat trip through the dive shop with our group which was... More 

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Thank countrychic12
theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi countrychic12! We do LOVE our jobs! Must have something to do with why we’re so friendly ;) Congratulations on your certification! We’re proud of both of you… and grateful that you chose us to help you achieve this remarkable endeavor. Happy to hear that your sunset cruise was that much fun as well! Thank you for giving us a... More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The combination of the Dive Shop's excellent instructors and gear with Akumal as a great dive location led to an unparalleled experience. I had so much fun learning I extended my holiday by 3 days to just do a bunch of organized dives! Ask for Gina ... excellent instructor!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone here was great. Super friendly and helpful. We did 2 cenote dives and 2 ocean dives. Couldn't have been better.

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Thank zoodani
theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi zoodani, Happy to know that everyone was 'great' to you; we're proud to be described as 'Super friendly' and 'helpful')... and good on you for enjoying the best of both worlds (ie, ocean and cenote dives). Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and we look forward to your next dives with us! ¡Hasta pronto,... More 

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