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Dive Review of Akumal Dive Shop/Las Casitas Akumal in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Akumal

Akumal Dive Shop/Las Casitas Akumal: "Solid instruction with a well-run dive shop", Aug, 2016,

by Douglas Garrou, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 9030.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Belize, Florida, Bahamas, Cozumel, Little Cayman, Akumal
Closest Airport Cancun (CAN) Getting There 1.5 hour drive south from Cancun Airport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 90 foot max depth on deep dives, all dives guided, 45-minute-ish duration. Looked like they would let you do a bit on your own if they knew you.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No boat facilities for photographers. Idea seemed to be you would service/clean gear when you got back to your hotel, sin ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Brought my 14-year-old son here for open water certification (he did e-learning for the book part). Really, really great experience. His instructor, Ivo Chiarino, was a true professional who knows that scuba instruction is serious business -- and also knows how to motivate a 14-year-old. Diving conditions were very very good. Comparable to Cozumel albeit ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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