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Dive Review of ScubaQuatic/Bahia Principe Grand Tulum in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Akumal

ScubaQuatic/Bahia Principe Grand Tulum: "Basic diving in Akumal", May, 2024,

by Don Folsom, CO, US ( 1 report). Report 12976.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
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 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The diving is done from a large, covered panga with dual outboards. The shade seamed sufficient. The entries are backwards roll from both sides so make sure you are near your partner because the current and drift can be strong. We had higher than normal winds of 15+ with gusts over 20. It created waves of 3 to 6 ft swell so we were limited in how far up the beach we could go (approximately 3 miles). We did drift dives in a 2+ knot current. We did just two days of diving with t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites ScubaQuatic   Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Mexico Pacific, Baja and Yucatan, California, Hawaii, Curacao, Bonaire, Cayman Brac, Colorado, New Mexico
Closest Airport Tulum Getting There Flights into the beautiful new Tulum Airport are great. Getting out of the airport inexpensively is the trick. Van shuttles are $80 per person, taxi is $120. No Uber or Lyft. Train not running yet.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 65-75 Ft/ 20-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Notify divemaster at 1000 psi and surface at 700 or 45 min.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 The pangas are not set up for camera gear. There is no table or separate rinse station. One bu ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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