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Akumal Dive Shop

#1 of 23 Tours in Akumal Features Animals
| Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3, Akumal 77731, Mexico
+52 984 875 9032
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Safety first

The one thing I wanted to do while I was on vacation was to take the Robinson Caruso cruise... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Clevelandgal1970
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First time SCUBA

This was my first time to SCUBA. The training was very good but I was very anxious and ready to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
slkknel
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San Antonio, Texas
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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 good10%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

The one thing I wanted to do while I was on vacation was to take the Robinson Caruso cruise. Unfortunately that never happened, but for excellent reasons. The dive shop was so considerate of my safety that they regretfully canceled my cruise on 3 occasions....More

Thank Clevelandgal1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time to SCUBA. The training was very good but I was very anxious and ready to stop during the initial underwater lesson. My instructor did a very good job of relaxing me which allowed me to complete the training and tour....More

Thank slkknel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went fishing with my 2 boys, 12 and 18 with Fabio and his young sidekick. Reservations were made via email with Isela before we arrived in Mexico. Communication was great with her as she answered any questions I had very timely. The trip was 3...More

Thank studara
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Close to the turtles. They have showers and lockers so you can stow your gear when you rent gear. Very helpful and great prices

Thank krp87b
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our 8-day dive trip we had small boats and only 3-6 people per boat. The reef coral was very healthy and we saw plenty of sea life on all our dives. All the dives were near the shop, at most 15 minutes away going...More

Thank jthac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did the fishing tour with Akumal Dive Shop and were not impressed. First, the crew was not very lively or interactive with us, granted there was a language barrier but there wasn't much interaction with them at all. I caught a...More

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

Hi Brandon, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We’re sorry to read about your less than stellar experience with us, Brandon. We do like the fact that you appreciated ‘it was only [your] wife and [you] on the boat’ though...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The employees at the Akumal Dive Shop were very helpful and professional (from the booking experience to the actual day of our fishing trip). Even though we didn't catch any fish, it was a great experience. Our captain, Raul, and Jesus knew what they were...More

Thank kjh80634
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to give Akumal Dive Shop a try for one of our son's first dives in an ocean after being certified and our other son didn't finish his certification yet. I had only been once and ended up getting seasick so didn't finish my...More

Thank cristigriff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diego was a great guide. He was amazing for my wife who is a bit nervous of the water. He held her hand while taking her out to the Turtles and had a safety ring she could hold onto if tired. We lost count of...More

Thank janda17
theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi janda17, Your title says it all... and your review excellently explains why :o) We appreciate that you took the time to type this out and send it on TripAdvisor for the world to read. Your words adequately express the kind of service we strive...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This dive shop goes out of its way to put you in the proper equipment at the proper price for what you want to do and I found them very trustworthyMore

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

Hi Terry! We appreciate your review and we're very happy with the impression we left on you... thank you for giving us the chance to make this possible! It's an honor to have earned your trust... and now that we have it, our intention is...More

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Harley B
Hi, I'm wanting to do the shark diving but have never actually dived before... how many lessons/courses would I have to complete? How much would this cost?
17 May 2017|
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Response from theakumaldiveshop | Property representative |
Hi Harley, Thank you for contacting us! I'll provide a quick reply, Bull Shark Diving is for advanced divers with more than 30 logged dives (and we recommend a check-out dive prior too). In November, the bull sharks visit... More
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7Taylor7
Hi Akumal Dive Shop! Visiting in less than a month and we wanted to ask an expert/local about the current situation at Akumal Beach for snorkeling? -if we come early in the morning are the armed guards still there? -is it true you aren't allowed to wear flippers or a life jacket? -is there any other area to snorkel outside the "roped area" we've heard of? Or can you recommend another bay/beach nearby to see many turtles? Thank you! We've respectfully snorkeled in Maui with the Hawaiian Sea Turtles and loved them! :)
11 April 2017|
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Response from theakumaldiveshop | Property representative |
Hi 7Taylor7! Thank you for contacting us! We’re happy to read that you’ll be visiting in less than a month and we’re glad (...and flattered!) to know you consider us your go-to ‘expert/local’ guide! That’s known as wisdom... More
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LaurieVLincolnNE
I am a certified diver but it has been almost 8 years since my last dive. Do you offer refresher dives? And if so, how much do they cost and how long are they? Thanks!
15 March 2017|
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Response from Michael_WLiverpool | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lauri, They do offer refresher training in accordance with PADI provisions. I agree with other respondents in that contacting them direct is by far the best course of action. If you email Francesca (use their recepcion... More
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