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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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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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Great setup and good prices- found everyone there very friendly- they even collected us direct from hotel lobby (Bahaia Principe) morning of our dive and dropped us back after... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experiance with Mauro and Arimis. Great having a good shop right on the beach/resort. We did a Cenote and had a great experiance. To bad we had a few days of wind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great setup and good prices- found everyone there very friendly- they even collected us direct from hotel lobby (Bahaia Principe) morning of our dive and dropped us back after dive (after we had lunch first in one of the local eateries there) - good instructor felt very safe - guy taking photos did great job and we ended up purchasing... More 

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Austin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went fishing with this outfit this week. 3 hours trolling (mostly), 6 polls in the water and not a bite. Came home empty handed and only 2 people in our group of 5 even touched a fishing rod. Perhaps it's bad luck or the time of the season. During the trip there was very little guidance or communication - what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best dive shop in the area. The staff is well organized, honest and friendly as well as well qualified. We go back to them time and time again and have literally never been less than thrilled. This is no hole-in the wall diveshop. Their gear is top notch and their training is very good. Joel is by far... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did two different cenote dives and they were fun. Our guide was good but they didn't give me enough weight for my dives and did offer to go get more but I made it work. I'd highly recommend an open water dive over a cente but that is my personal preference.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I finished my open water diver certification last week and can say Akumal Dive Shop is the real deal. To begin, Isela answered all of my emails promptly and courteously. Francesca at the front is on top of everything going on and everyone coming in and out of that shop, such a sweet woman. And my instructor Aitor could not... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aysha (sp?) was a great divemaster, and spoke English well, which was important for me, as my Spanish is not very good. She and the rest of the staff were very friendly. The only thing that could be improved are the depth gauges: two or three were not working on the dive I was on, including my own. They're an... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dad and I decided to go with Akumal Dive Shop for our deep sea fishing experience based on previous reviews and were not disappointed! My dad reeled in a 15 pound barracuda!! What a thrill! We do not have a lot of deep sea fishing experience but not to worry, the staff/crew set everything up for you and pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend you monitor the weather and find a day that looks calm. We were scheduled for a Sunday tour, but noticed stormy weather in the forecast so we went two days earlier. Good call! Took some Gravol/Dramamine before the tour and made the kids take some too. We were all just fine, but noticed another couple looking pretty green... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG, I don't even know how to express how was perfect my contact with Akumal Dive Shop staff. Starting with Isela, that answered all my emails and explained me everything that I asked. :) Then, arriving there, I had the best diving instructor that I could have, Aitor! Me and my husband came with a open waters referral and how... More 

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