Ocean Diving Akumal
Dive in the Riviera Maya
The Riviera Maya is a scuba divers paradise. The 4 bays that make up the Akumal area are bordered by what is commonly considered the 2nd largest barrier reef in the western Hemisphere, offering a great variety of underwater scenery for scuba divers.
Blue Experience has selected 18 local sites that range from just 10m (35ft) down to 30m (100ft).
On the shallower sites 10m-15m (30ft-50ft) we come across many turtles, small rays, lobster, lion fish, trumpet fish, morays and some large barracudas. Large coral formations run parallel to the main reef and offer protection to many species of smaller fish and allow for anchorage of many sea fans and sponges. Hard corals grow well in this shallow clear water.
Deeper sites 20m-30m (65ft-100ft) offer the chance to explore many canyons and hunt for sleeping Nurse Sharks, larger Green morays and other larger species.
Turtles are abundant on all sites along with all the multi colored Caribbean reef fish. The current is very small here making all our sites very gentle and easy to dive for all levels of divers
All the sites are accessed by a short boat journey of just 5-15 minutes only.
We limit the groups to a maximum of 4 divers to 1 guide to ensure plenty of space and a more personalized service.