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Akumal is one of the best places to spot sea turtles in their natural habitat. While snorkeling, you can expect to see green and loggerhead turtles grazing on seagrass.

Swim with Turtles

Akumal, which means “Place of the Turtles” in Mayan, is renowned for its sea turtle population. Don your snorkel gear and float gently over the seagrass meadows. You will likely spot these graceful creatures nibbling on their favorite food here. Remember to maintain a respectful distance and avoid touching or disturbing them.


These natural sinkholes, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock, are gateways to another world. Cenotes are filled with crystal clear waters and unique marine life, offering a surreal snorkeling experience. The interplay of light and shadow and the otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites make for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Discovery Scuba for Adults

Besides snorkeling, Akumal area offers an unparalleled SCUBA diving experience for enthusiasts. Divers will find an underwater world teeming with life with its crystal-clear waters and thriving marine ecosystems. There’s a dive site for everyone, from the vividly colored coral reefs inhabited by a kaleidoscope of tropical fish to the mysterious underwater cenotes that narrate tales of ancient geological formations. Whether you’re a novice eager to explore or a seasoned diver seeking new adventures, Akumal’s underwater paradise promises memories to last a lifetime.

Ideal for adults new to diving, this course is a perfect introduction to the magical world beneath the waves. With expert guidance, dive into the shimmering waters of Akumal and witness the rich marine life that calls it home.

Open Water Dives for Certified Divers

Akumal’s diving spots beckon those who have their diving certifications.  Each dive promises a discovery from vibrant coral reefs teeming with life to serene underwater landscapes.

Cave Diving

The submerged cave systems of the Yucatán Peninsula offer an unparalleled diving experience for the more adventurous. Navigate through the labyrinthine tunnels and vast chambers, each telling a story millions of years in the making.

Bubblemaker for Children

This program offers kids ages nine and up a chance to experience the thrill of SCUBA diving under the careful supervision of certified instructors. It’s all about bubbling fun and an introduction to the underwater world.


Akumal Dive Center

Akumal Bay

Located in downtown Akumal, the dive center offers diving tours, courses, fishing trips, and snorkeling.

Akumal Dive Shop

Akumal Bay
+52 (984) 875 9031

Akumal's first dive shop offers unforgettable underwater adventures: snorkeling with turtles, catamaran tours, and ocean dives.

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