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XTC Dive Center

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Xcalak, Mexico
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About XTC Dive Center
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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Bernd Amann wrote a review Sep 2021
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We arrived at XTC in the morning without a booking and was on the boat an hour later. The equipment was very cool (wing suit) and the service was excellent. They have everything a diver needs including showers and a nice area to clean the equipment. The guide was a cool dude an we had two nice dives. I really like the shirts of the crew and didn’t found my size in the shop. Holly went with me to the classroom, found a shirt for team member in my size and gave it to me. Thanks, I wear it proudly..
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from XTC D, Front Office Manager at XTC Dive Center
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for diving with us Bernd and Sandra, we're glad you enjoyed your time in Xcalak! Happy that you love the shirt as well!
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Simon Buckby wrote a review Aug 2021
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi4 contributions
It is a long way to Xcalak but it is well worth it. XTC has a very nice dive centre right on the water. Lovely people and good diving. Strongly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from XTC D, Front Office Manager at XTC Dive Center
Responded Sep 3, 2021
Hi Simon, thank you so much for your review! It was lovely having you and Camilla dive with us, if only for one day. Hope to see you again!
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Ted T wrote a review Aug 2021
Kanata, Canada74 contributions72 helpful votes
Generally a great trip. We used a small boat for the crossing from Xcalack to Banco Chinchurro. Boat was very small for all of the people and gear. Captains were very safe. The boat normally used is currently in routine maintenance. The diving experience was good on the reefs. The crocodile experience was beyond belief. We were fortunate to have a big one join us for a few hours straight. Luis stayed in the water the whole time keeping the croc in check while we cycled through two at a time with our cameras. Sleeping and living in the fisherman’s hut was unusual, but fun for three days. Bonus was the visit of melon-headed whales on the way. Stopped for a few minutes to enjoy.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from XTC D, Front Office Manager at XTC Dive Center
Responded Sep 3, 2021
Hi Ted, Thank you very much for your kind words! Our croc excursions are truly a highlight and we are so glad you had a great time with the crocs! What luck spotting whales as well! Come back again soon
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Nyra T wrote a review Aug 2021
Mexico City, Mexico2 contributions2 helpful votes
We arrived at a paradise, and the decision to certify us PADI was the most successful, professionals and they gave us all the security. They are respectful with the environment and all those who collaborate in the place are friendly and with a smile that makes your stay totally unforgettable
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Matthieu Z wrote a review Aug 2021
Geneva, Switzerland6 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic experience overall - I stayed with XTC as part of an underwater photo trip in August 2021. The whole resort is perfect if you're looking to be closer to nature and away from the big tourist crowds of Quintana Roo. It's surrounded by wild beaches and mangroves where you can see a lot of local wildlife. The whole staff was friendly and always eager to help. The dives were great: We got to see the big tarpon school in Xcalak as well as the beautiful, pristine reefs of Chinchorro and its friendly nurse sharks! But the highlight was the crocodiles: Having the chance to get close to these animals in the water is an unforgettable experience. Our guide for the trip, Louis, was awesome: Fun, friendly and super knowledgeable. He and the crew did everything to ensure the encounter was respectful to the animals, always giving us clear briefings and instructions. We always felt safe in the water thanks to them! Can't wait to be do this trip again! Thank you XTC!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from XTC D, Front Office Manager at XTC Dive Center
Responded Aug 19, 2021
Thanks Matt for your great review! We are so glad you had an incredible time with the crocs, they really are amazing. Its fantastic to hear that the diving lived up to your expectations as well. We hope to see you again soon!
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