Akumal Bay Dive Centrer

Akumal Bay Dive Centrer

Akumal, Riviera Maya

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Diving for us is not just a job but a passion, a love for the sea, and love for the nature that surrounds us. For this land is made up of many contradictions, where beauty explodes, but other times it is hidden, as in the Cenotes, whose transparency of water makes use feel as if we were suspended. Our pleasure is to discover these beauties with you and share a passion that is full of unforgettable moments.


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Akumal is a unique village which name means “Place of Turtles” in the ancient Mayan language. It is located in the Riviera Maya between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Thanks to the Mesoamerican Reef Barrier, the bay of Akumal has become one of the most perfect places for diving and snorkeling. Here you will be able to swim alongside the great sea turtles of the Caribbean. Our diving program includes three dives a day: 9:00, 11:00 and 14:30. The dive sites are located about 5 to 15 minutes by boat from the Dive Center, on the beach of Akumal. The seabed is divided into three levels of rich coral formations, the first with a depth between 10 and 14 meters, the second between 16 and 24 meters and the third between 25 and 36 meters. All dive sites are rich in life forms; turtles, groupers, barracuda, angel fish, eagle rays, nurse sharks, moray eels etc. Among the most popular dive sites you can find: “Tortugas Reef”, “Media Luna”, “Canyon”, “Yolkanal”, “Motorcicle Reef”, “Las Aventuras” y “Redes”, each of which will provide you with a unique diving experience and the chance to see the beautiful Caribbean underwater environment.Beneath the surface of the Yucatan peninsula extending underwater cave systems among the longest in the world. In the centuries collapsing ceilings of some of these sinkholes created natural access to water; These openings are called cenotes. The word “cenote” comes from the word Maya “T’z oo not” “sacred well”. In Mayan mythology the cenote is considered the entrance to a parallel underworld full of gods, spirits and demons. Diving in cenotes are made in maximum security in the occupied zone of the Cave. The area of ​​the cave is defined as the area of ​​the cave of light, and the maximum distance to the surface should not exceed 60m (length). The cave diving are only allowed us to hold a patent Technical Cave Diver. Diving in the cenotes are made in large spaces with little clear water and guidelines permanent as a constant reference for divers. Prerequisite for diving in the cenotes is a basic Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent. Rock formations, fossils, amazing stalactites and stalagmites, columns spectacular, decorate these caves, fascinating light effects caused by the sun’s rays penetrate through the openings natural components of a unique and extraordinary diving experience not to be missed !! Diving in the cenotes are something very special. Every year thousands of divers come to Mexico just to live this experience. The Yucatan Peninsula is famous for its large reticulated underground river system. Hundreds of miles stretch along the coast. Mystical places of a past culture. What makes cavern diving in cenotes something special? The crystal clear water gives you a feeling of being suspended in air. The intense sunlight, like a laser natural and ancient formations are breathtaking. Not to be missed !!

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