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“Can't wait to come back!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Experience Diving

Blue Experience Diving
Ranked #2 of 22 Tours in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We offer PADI courses, daily Ocean and Cenote diving in small groups, all tailored to your requirements and level of experience.
Baltimore, Md
2 reviews
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“Can't wait to come back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Our family of six recently visited Mexico for a week's vacation during which time we dove with Tim and Kathrin. We did not make it easy on them as we had vastly different diving experiences and expectations ranging from a diver with 30 years (250+ dives) experience, two teens finishing their PADI OW (with14 resort dives between them already) and three people who had never been diving at all. Tim and Kathrin rose to the challenge, far exceeded it, and were simply fantastic. The two teens completed their OW requirements learning a ton of valuable practical and safety tips from a real expert (Leif) along the way. The three novices all did their Learn to Scuba; they had the most incredibly positive experiences and now can't wait to get OW certified. Tim and Kathrin's attention to detail especially in the aspects of safety were superb and for all of us the instructor to student ratio was top notch. In the end, we were able to do a final dive with the entire family together which was one of the best I had ever experienced. Tim and Leif were able to cater to those novice divers who used air more quickly allowing them to surface while those of us with more air stayed down longer. I can't say enough positives about my experience. I have been diving all around the world and the personalized experience, attention to safety, and true customer service were second to none. On top of that, their prices are very reasonable! We can't wait to go back and dive again with T&K--thank you!!

Visited June 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

I fell short of my bsac ocean water cert by 2 open water dives prior to my trip to mexico on june 5th, I had been looking forward to this holiday for nearly a year, Tim and Katherine were happy to take me out to akumal beach for a two tank dive session, Katherine was my dive leader and she was brilliant, this made my holiday, I couldn't thank them both enough, so very very beautiful and after stoney cove at 5 degrees reminded me of why I started diving in the first place, brilliant friendly people,

Visited June 2014
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Great diving ... Great people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Enjoyed all my diving with Tim and Kathrin with some unforgettable experiences from diving in the cenotes, Cozumel and Akumal beach . Didn't need picking up from my hotel as I was fortunate to be in the hotel grand Serenis right by their dive centre but even if you needed to be picked up we were still in the water for 9.30 am . Top quality diving at reasonable prices .

Visited April 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Excellent again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

May 1-8 2014 was my second time diving with Tim and Kathrin with Blue Experience. I dove with them last year, and when my wife and I chose another vacation to the Riviera Maya I did not hesitate to contact them. My experience with them last year was perfect, and so was this year! Once again, I was picked up at my hotel on time, communication was excellent, and best of all Tim and Kathrin were incredibly flexible when trying to accommodate my diving requests. If you are looking for a "cattle boat" operation where the dive operator wants your money and doesn't care about anything else, you definitely do not want Blue Experience. But if you want small group, personalized diving without paying overpriced resort rates, be sure to contact Tim and Kathrin.

Please read my review from last year for a more in-depth review or send me a message, but let me emphasize that you will be delighted with the way you are treated and respected. I look forward to planning another trip to the area so I can dive with these wonderful people!

Visited May 2014
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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“Best holiday dive school I've dived with”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Huge thank you to Tim and Kathrin for some unforgettable dives.
Cenotes, boat dives, Cozumel drift dives, we did them all, never in a group of more than three. They made everything fun and nothing was too much trouble but they were both so careful about safety first and environment a very close second. We were all PADI Open Water Divers but hadn't dived for 6 months so they kept an eye on us, which was appreciated.
Their equipment was all new and loads of sizes (from my tiny XS daughter to her XL Dad). The boats they used were also good with excellent crews (especially in Cozumel - thank you Norman and Andreas).
We are already planning our return trip next Easter to do our Advanced course with Tim and Kathrin and can't wait.
We have dived with quite a few holiday dive schools in different places and this is the best by a mile. If you are comparing the dive schools in and around Akumal, choose this one!

Visited April 2014
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