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Xibalba Dive Center

Avenida Tulum Entre Satelite Y Geminis, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Ranked #32 of 83 Activities in Tulum
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Owner description: We are specialized in cavern&cave diving, a training facility for all levels of ow-training by PADI( ocean & cenote ) and technical courses by NACD& IANTD. Robert Schmittner , known explorer of the underwater river systems around Tulum,and his team offer personalized safe guiding&training in cavern/caves. XIBALBA fillstation for air/nitrox, tank rental, doubles, singles, rebreather tanks.since June 2010 Xibalba grew bigger, now dive center & Hotel!Xibalba is located at the entrance of Tulum, on the back of the mainroad (307), 4km from the beautiful beaches and 6km from the mayan ruins.

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My girlfriend and me (25,31) visited tulum in september 2014 and we got the recommendation to dive with the xibalba dive team. We did this and it was the best diving experience we made and though we are not very experienced we already saw some different dive centers all over the world. Xibalba is outstanding. They are professional diver to... More

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Although we only needed tanks and fills, the guys at Xibalba will make sure you make the most of your trip. Good advice and excellent service. Will come back for sure.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We dived Dos Ojos Cenote with Xibalba and it was an excellent experience. The guide Paul was one of the best we have had and guided us through the differences in cavern diving very clearly - turns out he is a cave explorer and instructor. He made the whole experience very relaxed and easy, driving us there himself and buying... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visited Xibalba in Dec 2013 to do some cave diving and to make use of this excellent hotel. We found both Richie & Hiro to be super friendly, professional and helpful. These guys made us feel part of the family. Daily breakfast was great and staff warm and welcoming. The facilities at Xibalba made our stay there most enjoyable... More

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ontario
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We travelled December 2013. This was our 5th time using the dive centre for tank rentals and air fills. Great service and information. They have rooms on site also. Storage areas for gear on site. It is not easy to get cave location information and they will provide it but will also provide training and guiding if required.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you are going to dive or take a PADI dive course while in the Tulum area, this is the place you have to go. The owners and instructors are taking their job very seriously, and they are surprisingly professional. We thought this was going to be a sort of cheap asian-style course, but we were proved wrong. The place... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was our first and only experience with cavern diving. Richie was terrific, offering great information, concern for our safety, sensitivity to our concerns. He was exceptionally accommodating of our desire to do 3 dives in a single day, and brought all sorts of back-up equipment to be sure we were comfortable. The dives, to the Pit and Dos Ojos,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Xibalba was a great place to be based for a fantastic week exploring the cenotes and caves around Tulum. Good standard of accommodation and great support from the dive centre team. Tulum is a nice place to hang out after a dive too, with some nice bars and restuarants by the sea.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I dove with The Pit and Dos Ojos with Hairo. First of the all the dive sites are amazing. The cenotes are still some of the most spectacular dive sites I have been to. Hairo was a great guide. He was knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire day. What made this shop stand above the rest is their final response... More

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new york city
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Before I even arrived in Tulum, I had exchanged emails with Richie, and he was very informative and helpful, and answered all my questions. The dive center was one of the cleanest I had seen. I dove with Hairo for 2 days in various cenotes - he was AWESOME. Not only was he friendly and so easy-going, he was very... More

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