Hotel Akumal Caribe - Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77510, Mexico

Akumal Dive Center

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Although just across from Palancar Reef in Cozumel, Akumal is unique for its uncrowded, non commercial diving. The area's incredibly clear waters make it a paradise for snorkeling, scuba & underwater photography. The coral reef, longest in the Western Hemisphere abounds in colorful, tropical fish and exotic coral formations, plus scattered sunken Spanish Galleons.

The Akumal Dive Center can provide all your underwater needs, including instruction, equipment sales and rental, all day tours, cenote diving , cave diving, and excellent service. Professional deep sea fishing for blue marlin, sail fish, blue fin tuna, dorado, kingfish, and barracuda. Akumal Dive Center has been the headquarters for CEDAM International.

Akumal Dive Center. Management by Arturo Orozco with 35 years of experience in this area and Gerardo Orozco , a father and son team.

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Cenotes

Are you ready for a little adventure?

Akumal is located in the middle of one of the finest regions for cave and cavern diving in the world! Explore our Cenotes for a new and exciting diving experience. We provide courses for divers interested in become certified in either cave or cavern diving, as well as guide services for open water divers new to the cavern environment.

Cavern Course 3 Days, Single Tanks, 5 Dives
This course develops the skills and knowledge for cavern diving and is in no way intended to provide instruction for cave diving. The course focuses on planning, emergency procedures, buoyancy control, propulsion techniques, line usage, and special emphasis on the unique environment. All of the cavern dives are done in daylight and within site of the surface. The course is taught in standard open water gear and single tanks. Upon successful completion of this course the student will meet the prerequisites for the Intro to Cave Program.

Introduction to Cave Diving 3 Days, 5 Dives
This course is designed for the student who has recently completed a Cavern Course and wishes to begin limited penetration cave diving. Dive planning, cave environment, cave diving procedures, techniques, and problem solving form the basis of this level of training. Additional prerequisites for this course include a Cavern certification with 4 cavern dives.

Full Cave Upgrade Program 4 days, 9 Dives
This program expands the skills and knowledge learned in the Intro to Cave program and is the last half of the Full Cave Course. Exposure to more advanced cave diving situations is the basis of this level of training. Complex navigation, and advanced air planning are covered at this level of training. Additional prerequisites for this course include Introduction to Cave certification.

Prior experience with double tanks is recommended. It may be necessary to add extra instructional days to achieve proficient buoyancy control in double tanks if this cannot be achieved during the 4-day course.

Full Cave Program 7 days, 16 Dives
This comprehensive program is designed for the student who wishes to achieve Full Cave Certification and has no previous training in cavern or cave diving. The course focuses on safety, planning, emergency procedures, buoyancy control, propulsion techniques, line usage, and the cave environment. Exposure to advanced cave diving situations, including complex navigation, decompression theory, and advanced air planning are also covered at this level of training. The course can be completed in 7 days but an 8-day schedule is more relaxed. If your travel schedule allows extra time consider scheduling a day off during the course for some rest and sight seeing.

Cavern / Introduction to Cave Diving 4 days, 9 Dives
This program is an overture to the basic principles of cave and cavern diving. The course covers the first half of the Full Cave Course and the cave dives are planned around limited penetrations into the cave zone. Dive planning, environment, and cave diving procedures, techniques, and problem solving form the basis of this level of training.

Guided Dives

Go where you have never been
See what few have ever seen

The guided cave diving service is for divers who are already cave certified and wish to tour with a seasoned cave instructor and explorer. The dives are designed around their diving abilities and comfort levels. Extended penetrations with stage tanks and DPV'S can easily be arranged for qualified cave divers.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS IN All INCLUSIVE:

  • Cave Diving Equipment including Primary Light
  • Transportation to cenotes
  • Lecture Materials and Certification Fee
  • Entrance fees and tank rentals & fills
  • IVA ( sales tax
  • GUIDED DIVE PROGRAM IN ALL INCLUSIVE:

Professional Guide Services

  • Cave Diving Equipment as needed
  • Transportation to cenotes
  • Entrance fees and tank rentals & fills
  • IVA ( sales tax

PARTICIPANTS NEED TO PROVIDE:

  • Full Wet Suit - minimum 5 mm with hooded vest.
  • Mask, Booties and Open Heel Fins
  • Regulator with 1 Second Stage and Pressure Gauge
  • Depth Gauge and Timing Device or Dive Computer - wrist mount recommended
  • Students in programs that utilize single tanks must provide standard open water gear

Technical Diving Program Descriptions

Nitrox Diver Course
Prerequisite 18 years without parents, 15 years with parents, Open water diver from any Agency. This Course is designed as a ½ day program with 4 hours of classroom and briefing. A final Exam will be given and two Nitrox dives on max 40% Nitrox to a max depth of 130feet/39 meter will be conducted. The course is limited to no decompression diving. The theory sessions does include but is not limited to Nitrox History, pulmonary and CNS Oxygen Toxicity, Physics, Dive planning including mixture limits and Oxygen exposure tracking.

Deep Air Diver Course
Prerequisite 18 years of age, Advanced O/W diver from any agency and Nitrox diver certification from any agency with a minimum of 20 logged dives. The course is outlined as a two-day program with about 8 hours of classroom and briefings. A final exam will be given and four dives are going to be conducted to a maximum depth of 140 feet/43 meters while breathing Air and a Nitrox mix up to 40% for Decompression. During the course we will practice different deco techniques for different environment and dive situations. At least one shallow water practice session will be done.

Advanced Nitrox Diver Course
Prerequisite: 18 years of age, IANTD Deep Air diver or TDI staged Decompression certification with a minimum of at least 50 logged dives. This course is outlined as a two-day program with around 8 hours of classroom and briefings. A final Exam will be given and four dives to a depth of max 160 feet/47 meters while using air or Nitrox, the decompression will be conducted with up to 50% Nitrox in a stage bottle while practicing various deco techniques and emergency scenarios. Introduction and use of PC Deco software for dive planning. At least one shallow water session will be conducted.

Advanced Deep Air Diver Course
Prerequisite 18 years and IANTD Advanced Nitrox diver or TDI Staged Decompression Diver Certification with at least 60 logged dives. This course is outlined as a two day program with around 8 hours of classroom and 4 dives conducted to maximum depth of 170 feet/51 meters while breathing air and using up to 50 % Nitrox (% oxygen if taken in conjunction with a Technical Nitrox course) for decompression. Practicing of various deco techniques ad emergency scenarios, PC deco software dive planning. At least one shallow water session is to be conducted.

Technical Nitrox Diver Course
Prerequisite: 18 years and IANTD Advanced Deep Air Diver or TDI Staged Decompression Course certification and logged dives. This course is outlined as a two-three day course with around 8 hours of classroom and briefing with a final exam. Four dives are to be conducted with a maximum depth of feet/60 meter while breathing Air and decompressing with two Nitrox mixtures up to % Oxygen. Practicing of various deco techniques and emergency scenarios plus a shallow water drill session. PC deco software programs are to be used for the dive planning.

Trimix Diver Course
Prerequisite: 18 years and IANTD Technical Nitrox Diver or TDI Extended Range Diver with a minimum of 150 logged dives. This course is designed to be of 4-5 days time with at least 8 hours of classroom and briefings and a Final Exam will be given.
Six dives are to be conducted while using Helium based breathing mixtures to a max depth of feet/91 meters, two Nitrox mixtures up to % Oxygen are to be used for Decompression. The dives are going to be conducted in different environments while using various deco techniques and conducting emergency scenarios.
Use of PC deco software for dive planning.

Nitrox Blender Course
Prerequisites: 18 years and a certified Nitrox diver. During this course the student will earn how to blend safely various Nitrox mixtures while using the partial pressure blending method.

Service Technician Course
Prerequisites: 18 years and a certified scuba technician from any scuba manufacturer. The student learns how to clean and prepare Scuba equipment for Oxygen use.

Trimix Blender Course
Prerequisites: 18 years and a certified Nitrox Blender and Trimix diver. The student is going to learn how to blend various Heliair and Trimix mixtures while using the partial pressure blending method.

Guided Deep Dives
Diving in deep Cenotes, on Deep Wrecks, Reefs or Walls we provide a qualified and professional guide and if necessary a team of safety and support divers.

Included in the courses:

Equipment as needed, Transportation to the dive site, entrance fee, lecture materials, iced water, tank rental and Air fills.
Not included:
Breathing gases other then Air

Pricing

Dive Prices
The following include boat, tank, air, guide and a weight belt.
1 Tank Dive Trip: 40
2 Tank Dives: 68
4 Tank Dives: 130
6 Tank Dives: 170
10 Tank Dives: 260
Night Dive: 55
Cenote Dive: 70


Equipment Rental (per day)
BCD: 8
Regulator: 8
Wet Suit: 12
Dive Light: 12


Dive Courses
Referral: 300
Discovery dive: 103
Scuba diver: 297
Open Water: 450
Advanced: 320
Rescue Diver: 450


Notes:
All prices in US dollars
Tax of 11% not included
Prices subject to change without notice

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