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XTC Dive Center

Address: Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
Phone Number: 983-839-8865
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: XTC Dive Center is located within the Xcalak Reef National Marine Park, a strictly protected region...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: XTC Dive Center is located within the Xcalak Reef National Marine Park, a strictly protected region of the Meso-american Barrier Reef system. The area boasts some of the most breathtaking dive sites on the Yucatan peninsula and offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the pristine marine environment without the crowds present in the more developed areas of the coast.XTC Dive Center is internationally known for our world-class customer service, top notch equipment and expert guides. We provide a seamless customer experience through careful planning, logistics and proprietary local knowledge. All of our standard trips and courses provide great value!
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

While I only had one day to dive in Xcalak the staff at XTC made it perfect. Good quality equipment and a safe instructor/diver ratio with someone always watching for stragglers. Reef is healthy and vibrant with highlights that included hanging out with a school of tarpon, nurse shark, large eels and more fish than I could hope to identify.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great guides- trips fit to your wants and abilities. Half of us did a scuba trip and the other half did a snorkel trip. All of us were very happy!

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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We dined on yummy food, we went on a great snorkeling outing that was a terrific value with a knowledgable and proficient guide. The kitchen created a custom, thoroughly delicious cake for us on just a moment's notice. WOW! We simply cannot say enough positive about this business and especially its crew, who were cheerful, positive, friendly, can-do folks =... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Went down to XTC last month with a group of people. I cannot recommend them enough. Very nice new dive center and equipment. Professional knowledgeable staff. If you have a big enough group Banco Chinchorro is worth the trip. Just don't tell your friends about how amazing this place is... You might ruin it.

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West Milford, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

XTC is a really nice dive center but seems to also want to be a restaurant, hotel, and hang out for the younger set. It doesn't do all of this well, except the diving part and the hang out part. The restaurant is probably OK, but seems like an afterthought, as no one seems to be in charge of running... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you dive and are in Xcalak you must visit XTC ! I had a refresher course as I hadn't dived in a while. They made me feel relaxed and confident in the pool and were very comprehensive in what I needed to know for diving again. The dived itself was amazing. Beautiful reef with lots of fish and coral... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just stopped for a little bite and some cervesa. Staff was great Food wonderful! They take pesos or dollars so that was helpful as there are no ATM macihines for miles.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Ended up in Xcalak after passing thru Playa and Tulum. This quiet, sleepy town sports an excellent dive center. The staff was friendly, professional, and extremely accommodating. I handed my gear over to them when I checked in for the first day and they took care of set-up on the dive boats and washing of the gear after the dives.... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a great day of snorkeling, searching for manatees, and exploring the abandoned boats and ?train engine. Our guide was a volunteer, her first day--she was very excited and knowledgeable about the variety of sea life we found. Her positive energy was contagious! I only wish we had had more time in order to dive with XTC. Xcalak is... More 

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Munich, Germany
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The diving center is great. Amazing service, good briefings great locations. We also stayed in the attached little "hotel". Not luxurious at all but it has everything you need. And if it does not, the staff tries to get it for you - like cooking for us when other restaurants were closed. There is not much I can add. This... More 

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