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Apr 30, 2011 - Akumal, Gran Cenote & Cenote Dos Ojos

akumal war einzigartig; ebenfalls per collectivo gut erreichbar ab tulum. collectivos sind -zumindest hier- tiefergelegte, aufgemotzte, motorisch starke neue toyota vans mit 12 sitzplaetzen und getreu indisch/nepalischer sitte ca. 1 1/2 mal sovielen passagieren, welche bedaechtig ihren rosenkranz beten, bis die piloten ihre geschosse von -auf diesen strassen- halsbrecherischen 130km/h auf die erlaubten 80km/h heruntergebremst haben. das halbmondfoermige akumal bietet eine wunderschoene bucht. ehe man 10 min aufs offene meer hinausschwimmt,...

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Jan 28, 2011 - Octopus's Garden

I'd ask my friends to come and see, an octopus's garden with me-The Beatles I had read on Trip Advisor (there's that news van again) about a really cool place not too far south of Playa Del Carmen called Akumal Beach. It's a small bay protected by a large coral reef where green and loggerhead sea turtles and manta rays have been known to feed, swim and nest. This late morning we walked a few blocks and jumped on a $6 "collectivo" for the 20 minute ride south. What's a collectivo you say? Collectivo's are hundreds of public minivan's that...

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Sep 2, 2008 - Thomas starts a dive "job"

Today Thomas was up early heading down to the Bahia Principe resort in Akumal for his first day working for the dive shop there in return for training as a Dive Master. He will be working for free until he is a Dive Master, then we will see what happens after that. The owner of the shop is a professional underwater videographer who wants to start making documentaries so there may be a good symbiotic relationship in the offing where Thomas can be his audio guy and share his expertise from the numerous docs he's worked on in return for...

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