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Address: | (next to Lolha Restaurant), Akumal 77760, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 875 9025
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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We are the Akumal Dive Center located in the main Akumal Bay, next to the...

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.

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Safe, careful, fun diving

I thoroughly enjoyed diving with this crew. Cholo is a great divemaster - careful, good eyes, lovely person. We went to Lobster Cove and I saw more lobsters in one little spot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
heLPlates
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Melbourne, Australia

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Erie, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Akumal's Dive Center also does fishing trips. After 3 1/2 hours no fish were caught. Boat was enjoyable for kids and all for hour but then we were super bored sitting watching bait bounce. We had nothing to do. Boat was lovely as were two guides. Captain really tried best and drove extra 30 mins so thanks for trying. Shame... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed diving with this crew. Cholo is a great divemaster - careful, good eyes, lovely person. We went to Lobster Cove and I saw more lobsters in one little spot than I have seen in all my dives. And the dive before that was to The Nets where the turtles almost brushed us as they swam past. If... More 

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Thank heLPlates
Toronto
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Akumal I got my PADI Open Water Certification from the Akumal Dive Center. I made the initial arrangements by email and last minute scheduling face to face with Aramis at the kiosk at the Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort. I found him and my instructor (Mario) to be friendly, professional and enthusiastic. Mario was... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place was easy to find and such friendly and helpful staff. We Arrived at the beach and thanks to other reviewers bypassed all the grabbers and headed straight for the dive center. We hired snorkels, life jackets and the use of a locker which gave us piece of mind and after a quick briefing from staff on where to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Amazing dive shop! Everyone was very helpful and friendly. I did six dives with them. One with Raphael who's was super laid back and kept a nice, slow pace. The other dives I did with Mario who was an excellent guide. He pointed out lot's of sea life that I probably would have missed. They have lockers to store your... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to have a fun dive or even just rent some snorkel equipment this is the place, they are very friendly, they have lockers and showers. They are right by the beach.

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Thank Aldmar F
Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We read about all the people trying to trick us into guided tours etc upon driving into Akumal Bay Area. We were approached by many men and when we declined they would often mutter things like "Hope you know about the license". You definitely don't need it or a guide! Tell them you've been here before & walk with confidence... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great service at this dive center. We rented snorkling gear for a reasonable price. The staff was very helping and we could even store our valuableds for free.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We rented life jackets for 4 days from the dive center and it was well worth it! It made our snorkeling experience easier and more enjoyable! They were very reasonably priced too!

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laval
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

it's not my fist time at Akumal/riviera maya so I already did some Cenote and Cozumel dives. I decided to go slow and do local Akumal morning dives with experienced customers. I'm an advanced open water PADI. I did 3 dives with Raphael. He is great and calm. he leads the group at a slow pace and show you everything... More 

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