The Akumal Dive Shop was founded by
Pablo Bush Romero for the use and diving operations of the Aquatic
Sports and Explorations Club of Mexico more than 40 years ago, on the 29th of August The
Akumal Dive Shop celebrated its 30th anniversary under the direction of Gonzalo Arcila.
years ago he came to Akumal after working as a commercial diver
bringing recreational student divers from Mérida to carry out their
open water practices at this beautiful place. He met
Dick Blanchard who was in charge of The Akumal Dive Shop and decided
to stay with him as lead instructor. Time passed and he got to the
point of owning the company.
So, 30 years of great accomplishments cannot just pass without a big
and memorable celebration! With all their staff, clients and friends, as promised, on the 29th of August there was a big bash to
celebrate the shop's history through all these years, as well as to celebrate the chances that more than 120,000 divers have
given them to show the beautiful reefs of Akumal and its wonderful
The Akumal Dive Shop General Director Gonzalo
Arcila opened the night's celebration sharing his story of
his beginnings as a SCUBA diver, how and how long ago he
arrived in Akumal, a little bit about his old days as an instructor
with the shop, and how cheerfully he had slowly accomplished the dream
of his life: to create a place of tradition in Akumal. A short
video illustrating his story was shown and presentations with stunning
diving photographs were also shown to entertain guests during the rest
of the evening.
There was traditional food from Yucatán, wine and
drinks, so everybody was kept happy sharing this important moment, sharing the tradition!
To see more pictures from this
event, click here.