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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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When I got there I had no idea what to do really other than advice from my mates who said what ever u do don't use a tour guide, however I walked past this place and a guy called... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
isabella u
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When I got there I had no idea what to do really other than advice from my mates who said what ever u do don't use a tour guide, however I walked past this place and a guy called Luis aka Condor hooked me up with my jacket and snorkel gear didn't cost me much at all less than $20... More 

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Thank isabella u
Beaverton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently went to the Mayan for a vacation and to also enjoy some scuba diving. Akumal dive shop was my choice for several dives while I was there. Their staff are educated and friendly, the dive masters were excellent. They even emailed me daily to let me know the weather conditions if diving was a go or a cancelation... More 

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1 Thank gerrylodwick
Gatineau, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our last trip to Akumal our guest was a novice who had never experienced the Caribbean, but it had always been a dream of his. He was no longer young and a bit apprehensive! But the crew at the dive shop were wonderful and prepared him for his first dive, not only with all the right equipment but psychologically... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply the best. I make it a point to stop in each time I visit the area. Many different tours offered.

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Thank Emily S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't need a guide. Just wanted to get into the water and see what we could find. Akumal had just what we needed - and lockers to hold what we didn't want to take with us. (We found turtles, fish, coral, etc. Fun time!)

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Thank JimLew
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Akumal Dive Shop based on Tripadvisor reviews. There had been no diving the previous two days due to bad weather. This was also the Christmas/New Year holiday timeframe. Upon arriving we felt rather rushed from the beginning even though we were among the first to arrive. I had to ask twice for a wetsuit. Hurry up, get... More 

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1 Thank Shiloh4570
theakumaldiveshop, Public Relations Manager at Akumal Dive Shop, responded to this review

Hi Shiloh4570, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor… we were happy to read that you consider the Dive Master was ‘very good’, on the other hand, we’re also sorry to learn that you found our dive shop ‘Too rushed to enjoy’. We apologize for the shortcomings you encountered during your time here - this is... More 

Orick, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing dive with Isha. What a great exp errr once and shop. Would definitely dive with them again. Saw turtles as well as a ton of pretty tropical fish! Isha said she tried to point out a puffer fish too, but we were looking the other way distracted by all the beauty.

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Thank Justin L
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience with Akumal Dive Shop. They were so helpful and kind. We had contacted them ahead of time and set up and paid for dives for our four teenagers during the Dive Shop's busiest season. Then our kids had some trouble with ears and sea-sickness and just discomfort since it had been a while since they... More 

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Thank Tracy E
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a two-day course with Ivo for my Scuba Certification, and I can't recommend him enough! He was an excellent teacher - patient, clear, knowledgeable and fun. He made my first time diving such a memorable experience. My husband, a seasoned diver, was so impressed with what I was being taught just for my first scuba certification and learned... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I did not dive with you guys and I regret it. But you were so fantastic rescuing my wife drifting on the ocean. You understood the safety first rules of professional diving and you stick to them what ever it takes. David I owe you more than a beer! Wherever and whenever you want. Have a great 2017 and... More 

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