This site was named after Old Dick, the now retired former owner of The Original Akumal Dive Shop. This is the most topographically diverse dive site in Akumal with coral structures that reach 20 feet (6m) from the bottom to interspersed islands of coral in the sand.
For you brave divers, ask any of our divemasters to take you through the channels that cut under and through the reef. These short tunnels can sometimes bring encounters with sleeping nurse sharks and hunting barracuda, so, keep your pacemaker powered up!
Brian October 7th, 2015 - 23:10:Clearly one of the best dives in the area. I have never dove with Dick at this location, although I've talked with him many times about the site - the dive itself is moderately easy in that its relatively shallow... but the caves and caverns that cut through and under the formations can be a bit tricky to navigate if you are not used to managing your buoyancy with your breathing. You don't have to go in any of the cutaways - you can enjoy the massive formations from around and above, but to truly experience this fantastic dive - you have to go for it. If you are an experienced diver - one of my favorite locations to play "superman" floating over the cliff and taking a plunge down the wall to the next cutaway. I've only seen the nurse shark one time, although I've been told she's a regular.