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

Akumal Dive Center/Hotel Akumal Caribe, Feb, 2005,

by Dave Jackson, UT, USA . Report 2075.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Florida, Utila
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 77 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Followed the leader, but Chapo kept it fairly interesting.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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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