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XTC Dive Center

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Address: Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
Phone Number: 983-839-8865
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

XTC Dive Center is located within the Xcalak Reef National Marine Park, a...

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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First dive in two years

Really enjoyed diving with these folks - did a refresher course in the pool and a nice single tank dive that was about a 2 minute boat ride off the end of their pier. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lakewood, Colorado

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Mougins, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before move from Mahahual to Xcalak, with my wife, I did a reservation at XTC with the help of a manager of the hotel where I was. They request me to send a confirmation e-mail (and I did, immediately). But, on the follow day, when we arrived there, they simply threat us as strangers. The very unfriend manager in charge... More 

Thank FredMalaco
Lakewood, Colorado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed diving with these folks - did a refresher course in the pool and a nice single tank dive that was about a 2 minute boat ride off the end of their pier. Highly recommend them.

Thank Kayneses
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 5 weeks in Xcalak and had the most incredible time. The diving was fantastic and although there isn't much to do in xcalak town there was never a dull moment. With friendly faces always around in the brilliant staff, the Dive master trainers, and local people. As well as a pack of lovable dogs. The place became our... More 

Thank Lilymangogo
Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ic an't comment on the diving, because unfortunately I injured my back on my first evening and was unable to dive. When I first hurt myself, the staff were very accommodating and helped me find a sports massage therapist to assist. The next day, even though I was very literally the ONLY customer remaining, no single staff member could be... More 

3 Thank rachel h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I really enjoyed diving with XTC and highly recommend them. Xcalak is a very quiet little village and extremely remote. This was part of the attraction for us, it being very relaxing and full of amazing nature. We stayed in Xcalak for only a week because we were unsure whether there was enough to warrant a longer... More 

1 Thank RiderOnAStorm
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Trying something new can be intimidating, but with the staff at XTC I didn't feel that way once. From prior to arrival to after departure, it was a wonderful experience that I'm so glad I took the time for. Their communication via email was superb, all of the staff is helpful and friendly, and the compound overall is exceptionally clean.... More 

Thank cfranny
Belize City, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I did our PADI Instructor crossover at XTC with Marie Peter. From the start we could tell she loved her job and was always professional, she is like Yoda when it comes to recreational scuba, and she will make sure you are ready for the IE and always has a good answer for even the toughest questions.... More 

2 Thank ILYARosado
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have dived off six of the world's seven continents and as such, have had a great deal of exposure to dive centers around the world, many of which have been excellent. The XTC Dive Center in Xcalak, Mexico stands alone for its customer service. I arrived in Xcalak having just learned I needed to begin my return journey to... More 

2 Thank Wandering_Rick
Albany, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a great place! Our group headed for Xcalak with plenty of groceries in tow because we weren't sure what food might be available in such a small, out-of-the way location, but we did not have to worry. The food there was delicious and healthy. The staff was all super-helpful from the moment we stepped down from our vehicle, and... More 

Thank HereWeGo282
Wellington, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I just got back from a wonderful trip with XTC Dive Center. I went on multiple dives and an amazing trip to swim with American crocodiles! The dive sites were beautiful and the crocodiles defy description. The staff were exceptionally kind, accommodating, and knowledgable. Everyone was welcoming and engaging. I highly recommend a visit and can't wait to go back!

Thank KiraJohnson

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