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

August, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Douglas Garrou, VA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
"Solid instruction with a well-run dive shop"
Report Number 9030
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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

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
81   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
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.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
1 stars
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No boat facilities for photographers.  Idea seemed to be you would
service/clean gear when you got back to your hotel, sin
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5 stars   
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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 ...
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