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Akumal Dive Shop

Location: Akumal Beach, gorgeous white sands and friendly folks. And the reef, makes it worthwhile

Queer Rating: Friendly

Beach: White sand beach leads to a coral reef with lots of colorful coral, fish, turtles and rays

 

There is a place at Akumal Beach that provides a great home base when you are driven to snorkel at reef at Akumal Beach, the Akumal Dive Shop. A friendly, quaint little shop that introduces professionals and newbies alike to the magnificence of the reef just meters offshore.

The dive shop here provides everything you could possibly need. Be sure to call and schedule your outing ahead; Stay in a nearby hotel and arrive 15 minutes ahead of time and you will get the full service. The guides, equipment, cameras, life vests (which must be worn to venture with the guide beyond the sea grass) as well as lockers to store your dry gear. You are teamed with a group of six and out you go.

During the outing the guides point out the life underwater. You can see an assortment of wild life swimming around the reef. That first trip we encountered 2 different schools of fish, barracuda, lobster, spotted eagle rays and some stingrays. Of course the main attraction was also hanging around enjoying the sea grass, the turtles.

Finding a great dive shop is important when you are going out. You want to feel confident and secure. The water is dangerous and being prepared is your best safety preparation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Sirenis Mayan Riviera Mexico

Website: http://www.grandsirenisrivieramaya.com/
Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Nearest Airport: Cancun {QOO}
Accomodation Type: All Inclusive

Queer Rating: 4
There were lesbian sightings all around the resort.
Resort Rating: 3
Other then room size seems no different then the Catalonia Yucatan

The Basics
Check in was incredibly easy. We upgraded for $24 per person per night to a room closer to pool and with a partial ocen view
The staff are friendly and helpful.  There is the constant push from the concierge and attendants in the lobby to purchase something, sit in on a time share. When you pass by a resort employee on the grounds they always greet you with “Hola”
Some Shots Around the Resort
Great access to reef where turtles live
Small a frame waves fun to kayak on, could do some really easy surfing, though reef is close under.
Typical resort that is all inclusive basic needs paid for under the hot sun great place for snorkelling.
Has a Dolphin Discovery with human raised Dolphins. They do regular showd and it kind of made me really sad. Shoudl be encouraged to open the pool tanks up into nearby ocean.
Hydrotherapy is incredible could have spent the day there.