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

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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The Yoda of recreational scuba

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Belize City, Belize

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Belize City, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

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 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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 

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Wellington, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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!

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Wonderful day trip with Fabian snorkeling. Next time we return we will learn how to dive! We had a great lunch with sandwiches and fruit and seeing the Mayan River that connects the Caribean to Lake Chetumal was beautiful The snorkeling was incredible. Fun bar for an afternoon cerveza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very friendly, knowledgeable & professional staff. I took part on one of their recent Crocodile Trips, and I couldn't have been happier with the amazing experience XTC Dive Center provided. I highly recommend them to divers of all levels, you are in good hand with this amazing team. Thank you!

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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Professional all the way. Great diving and felt like I was in good hands. Tarpon Hol was an amazing dive site and right in front of the shop. They have a resident PADI Course Director and active shop. I'll be back.

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North Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a great time!!. From the management, office, restaurant, boat captains, dive leaders and instructors, all provided us excellent, friendly service. We recommend the upstairs suite room in Flying Cloud Hotel (on the premises). We also stayed in Gaiio Cabanas, basic but very clean and safe, recommended if you are on a budget. From a dive instructional/training perspective, some... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Being an only very recently certified, inexperienced diver I have been very well taken care of by Steff who accompanied our group to two great diving sites. Thank you very much!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This has to be the best dive center we have ever visited and it is impressive given the remoteness of the location. The amount investment which has gone into the facility is impress and will not be lost upon its clientele. We were received by Ollie, who was very knowledgeable and welcoming. We dove with Ollie, Sebass and Steph who... More 

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