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Akumal Dive Center

#4 of 16 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Akumal Features Animals
| (next to Lolha Restaurant), Akumal 77760, Mexico
+52 984 875 9025
Review Highlights
The best place to for all your diving and snorkeling needs!

By far the most helpful staff, especially Emilio, he told us the best spots to snorkel and how to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori D
Hermiston, Oregon
Worst dive operator I ever experienced

The check-in was smooth and guys at the counter were helpful. But the dive master was terrible. He... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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We are the Akumal Dive Center located in the main Akumal Bay, next to the Lolha Restaurant. We offer snorkel tours, rental equipment, scuba, dive classes, Open 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“anti fog” (2 reviews)
“great shop” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
| (next to Lolha Restaurant), Akumal 77760, Mexico
+52 984 875 9025

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the most helpful staff, especially Emilio, he told us the best spots to snorkel and how to avoid the pushy locals. They have showers and lockers on site to store your belongings while enjoying the water. Ask for Emilio when you go, He...More

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The check-in was smooth and guys at the counter were helpful. But the dive master was terrible. He was behaving like as if he was my scuba instructor rather than dive master. When I asked for an anti-fog they wanted me to purchase it from...More

Thank beachadmirer74
GerardoO, Gerente at Akumal Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Anamda; We apologize for not meeting your expectations of service and that your dive experience was not to your complete satisfaction as is always our goal. About the antifog & logbook- as a dive center we have a shop where we sell different dive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I rented snorkelling equipment & life jackets from the Dive Center. The staff (Emiliano May & Salvador) were extremely helpful & friendly. Great English too! Emiliano explained where we could snorkel for free, without hiring a guide. The spot he suggested was...More

Thank Brooke G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place to grab a bite and relax yourself. The water is cristal clear and with a few buck, you can snorkel with the local marine turtles!!!

Thank Franky B
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The level of professionalism at Akumal Dive Center is like no other. Family owned and operated, you have no doubt this is a premier organization. From instruction to advanced diving excursions, their staff fulfills your every need. I highly recommend you experience the difference at...More

Thank Mangogirl0925
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Hubby who is PADI certified, went diving with this dive centre whilst we were staying at Secrets Akumal as it was very close to the hotel & was incredible value for the 10-dive package (especially compared to the hotel prices), he also did a night...More

Thank ClaireCoc
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

i have completed 4 dives in total 2 open sea & 2 cenote dives all the team have been great informing me of lots of historic information in the cenotes pointing out lots of beautiful natural rock formations and taking me to where sea life...More

1  Thank speedyjag
Reviewed 11 April 2017

When you want to spend the day swimming in Akumal Bay, your first stop should be the Akumal Dive Center. Don't get it confused with the Dive Shop who do not rent snorkeling gear. You can rent a mask, snorkel and life jacket for $10....More

Thank buddyatl
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Myself and my teenage daughter are novice snorkellers and after visiting the other dive shop in Akumal bay and being told hiring snorkel, mask and life jacket is banned everywhere in Akumal bay and also being told we couldn't snorkel to see the turtles anyway,...More

Thank bryanstone
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Took a trip last Saturday with these folks on their ~35 foot catamaran and it was a blast. Great crew. We went from 10am to 2pm and they took us to a private beach where we snorkled and they cooked a great fried fish lunch....More

Thank Brian B
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Elizabeth K
So I bring my own equipment, is it true you can't use fins when diving? Or is this just when snorkeling? I have a super short pair for snorkeling, do these count? thanks
26 December 2016|
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Response from GerardoO | Property representative |
You can't use fins for snorkeling in akumal bay, if you will dive is not a problem because the dive is out of akumal bay.
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Hello, could you tell me how much it is to hire the life jackets please. thank you
17 November 2016|
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Response from Aldmar F | Reviewed this property |
$5 bucks.
I saw a post here that says that you can longer snorkel in Akumal more than 15 meters off shore to see the turtles (or something like that.). Is this true?
15 July 2016|
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Response from Terry H | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't. We snorkeled there to or hearts content. They do try to make you pay to do it as par of a tour but we were staying at Akumal Beach Resort and had no problems.