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Dive Review of Akumal Dive Center/Casa Coral Condo in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Akumal

Akumal Dive Center/Casa Coral Condo, Nov, 2013,

by Larry Eggert, UT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7367.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments If not staying close to the shop, you need a rental car reserved before getting there or cost is more. No covered area on boat to keep items dry, or shelter between dives if raining. Take a large, very sturdy dry bag. Boat comes back to shop inbetween dives. Shop does have free lockers and will store gear overnight. No outdoor shower, 1 indoor shower in "unisex" locker room that is due to be remodeled. Nitrox available for extra cost if reserved in advance. Very nice crew who still dive even if only 2 customers come, and if you need them to, will carry tanks to boat and accommodate for physical disabilities.
Websites Akumal Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Solomons, Indonesia, Hawaii, Palau, all over carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 80 ft @9am, 60ft@11am, 50ft @1430
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 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No area on board or at shop for cameras. No separate rinse tank for cameras. 3+ large lionfish per dive and much fewer small fish and macro than we have seen in Roatan or Bonaire recently.
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