Marco Cristofanelli was raised in Rome, Italy, and came to The Riviera Maya in 2000 to teach Scuba Diving at the Akumal Beach Resort. He had spent the previous 5 years in Egypt teaching on live-aboards traveling around the Red Sea. He was ready for a new environment and wanted to learn Spanish and English. After working for the all-inclusive for a couple of years he decided to move into the town of Akumal and take a job at the Akumal Dive Center. It was at this point that he also discovered the beauty of cave diving.
Heather Froeming, originally from California, first came to Akumal after finishing college in 1998. At the time 307 was a dirt road, and the area was still pretty rustic. But she found herself in Akumal and fell in love with the beaches and lifestyle. She first took a job with Centro Ecologico Akumal (CEA), a local non-profit which focuses on beach conservation, and turtle protection. She worked with CEA to start a local recycling program, and spent many hours riding around in the back of a truck picking up recyclables in and around the area.
Great team and location! The instructors are experienced and very knowledgeable. Located on a quiet strip of the beach allowing for beginners and advanced riders to ride with ease. We rented paddle boards and kitesurf gear - all of which was the latest equipment and well looked after. Recommend for both beginners and experienced riders.
A traveler United States
We went paddle boarding in a cenote with guide Heather. It was absolutely gorgeous! The water was so clear and beautiful. We saw tons of fish and ever a little crocodile (he was very mellow and kept to himself- sunning on a rock). Heather was very knowledgeable of the area and was a lot of fun to hang out with! I highly recommend this activity! A great way to spend the day!
Great kiteboarding lessons, awesome quality!
Just make sure to check the wind and plan accordingly, its no fun when the wind dies down halfway through.
Otherwise very friendly staff and overall was a great experience!