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Dive Review of Akumal Dive Center/Hotel Akumal Caribe in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Akumal

February, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Dave Jackson, UT, USA
Report Number 2075
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Florida, Utila
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
calm, choppy, noCurrents  
Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Followed the leader, but Chapo kept it fairly interesting.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
We dove by ourselves most days. The reefs in this area are spectacular and
very close to the shop. maybe a 5-10 minute boat ride. Locals do fish the
reefs so the fish population is less than across the channel at Cozumel. We
saw the largest great 'cuda in a cleaning station we have ever seen. It was
6' feet long and 2ft thick. We all saw a very large school of juvenile
'cudas. Akumal means place of turtles in Mayan. We saw many very large
green turtles who were very curious and friendly, upto 18 on one dive. Our
guide has dove thses reefs for twenty years. He seemed to enjoy himself and
thogh his english was even worse than our spanish he gave us great service
all week. We also do the cenote Dos Ojos with the same shop and had a good
experiance. Overall I would give the shop very high marks. 

The Hotel was a pleasant surprise. Very well kept, on the beach,a million
dollar view, and very reasonably priced. Food prices were close to US
prices and we had some fine meals here. 
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