Sports and the Outdoors in Akumal


Sports and the Outdoors

Akumal Dive Center. The Akumal Dive Center is the area's oldest dive operation, offering reef or cenote diving, fishing, and snorkeling. Dives cost from $40 (one tank) to $130 (four tanks); a three-hour fishing trip for up to four people runs $180. Take a sharp right at the Akumal arches and you'll see the dive shop on the beach. Club Akumal Caribe, Akumal Bay, Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77760. 984/875–9025.

Akumal Dive Shop. This dive shop, which also operates as TSA Travel Agency, organizes daytime and sunset catamaran cruises for $95 per person. You can snorkel with the turtles ($25) or dive at two nearby cenotes ($140). Certification courses as well as specialized programs for kids are also available. Plaza Ukana, North Akumal Bay, Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77760. 984/875–9030.

Akumal Guide. The small booth inside Hotel Club Akumal Caribe rents bikes for $8 as well as golf carts for $20 for four hours. Golf carts are a very popular way to get around Akumal. main road, inside Hotel Club Akumal Caribe, Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77780. 984/875–9251 or 984/875–9115.

Maya Dive Center. As Tankah's only dive shop, this outfitter offers diving and snorkeling trips to local reefs and cenotes. This is the only dive shop in the area to use a training pool for certification courses. Tankah Inn, Carretera 307, Km 234, Lote 16, Bahia Tankah Tres, Tankah, Quintana Roo, 77781. 984/871-3333 or 998/112-1805.

Morph Kiteboarding. These certified IKO instructors offer lessons starting at $225 that can be tailored for all levels. Based in Xpu-Há, they can pick you up at your hotel and go to the nearest kite-friendly location. Carretera 307, Km 265, Xpu-há, Quintana Roo. 984/114–9524.

Zero Gravity Dive Shop. This dive shop rents equipment and has a staff of experienced instructors that specialize in cave diving. Carretera 307, Km 265, in front of Hotel Maeva, Xpu-há, Quintana Roo. 984/840–9030 cell. Open weekdays 8–10 and 4–6; Saturdays 10 am–12 am and 3 pm–5 pm.

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