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Address: Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 983 839 8865
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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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Professional, full service dive center

We had 5 days of wonderful diving, supported by a great group of dive leaders and masters. The reef has a great diversity of coral and fish. The staff was attentive to divers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Robert B
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had 5 days of wonderful diving, supported by a great group of dive leaders and masters. The reef has a great diversity of coral and fish. The staff was attentive to divers' needs. Don't miss the lionfish - grilled or ceviche!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our Open Water certification with Sarah at XTC in November. She has a unique blend of knowledge, authority and zen. We learned a tremendous amount and always felt safe during our open water dives. We were fortunate to have the support of a group of outstanding Divemaster trainees. We stayed for extra days after completing... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mil Gracias to all the incredible DM's and staff members at XTC. My experience with this extremely professional dive shop was amazing. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and make you feel apart of the family straight away. You can tell they all love what they do which contribute positively to any divers experience with this dive shop! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We used XTC for snorkeling trips and were more than pleased! Moi, our Captain was delightful. Shannon who holds down the office, was always ready with a smile and lots of help. Also, the Corral Café was a wonderful place for a drink and a meal. Thank you guys for adding so much to our trip to Xcalak. June

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We took PADI Refresher and a Discover Scuba and were very impressed with the set up at XTC. Friendly, knowledgeable staff with safety as paramount and a great cafe made for a great visit.

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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed with the diving. For the Carribean it's average at best. The prices are OUTRAGEOUS!!! We have been diving in alot of other Carribean locations, and this dive shop is the most expensive by far. The quality of the diving just doesn't warrant it. I would have given them 1 star, but the staff were wonderful. 5 star... More 

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1 Thank Mandi T
Peggy S, Guest Relations Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Mandi Many thanks for your review. Due to our very remote location, our costs are much higher than other dive operations who operate further North, and therefore it is reflected in our prices. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the diving here in Xcalak as we are often told that the health of our reef and variety... More 

Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Xcalak is at the end of the road in Mexico, literally. How such a great dive shop can function as well as it does is amazing. There is no public transportation and no phone service. I dove with them 3 days, the last day being a trip to Banco Chinchorro, a bucket list dive site for me. Fantastic set of... More 

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Peggy S, Guest Relations Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us here in our wonderful little village. Banco Chinchorro is certainly amazing and we are so glad that you were able to tick it off your bucket list :-) We do look forward to seeing you again soon for more diving adventures. Best... More 

London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Hi, I am 56 years young and took my first dive lesson in the XTC pool while vacationing in Xcalat with friends. I was actually swimming on the bottom of the pool with a tank on. Something, that by itself took me many years to courage up to try. Unfortunately the water was too rough for me to actually do... More 

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Thank indiradevi32060
Peggy S, Guest Relations Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Ellen Many thanks for your kind review. I had great fun teaching you the Discover Scuba Diving course, and I think that your courage was amazing! I am looking forward to seeing you again so that we can continue our lessons. I am sure that the weather will be more favourable so that we can get out for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We (three experienced divers with 200 dives each) visited XTC for two days last week while staying in Playa. The drive was four hours over save and paved roads. Accommodation at XTC is laid back and a welcome change from the all-inclusive hassle in the Riviera Maya. The great sites and well-run dive centre make this place a worthwile alternative... More 

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Peggy S, Guest Relations Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Uli Many thanks for your kind review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at XCT Dive Center and had the opportunity to sample the wonderful diving of the Xcalak Marine Park. We are certainly blessed with a healthy reef and diverse sea life. We pride ourselves on the quality of training we provide,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

We visited Xcalak on May '16 and went diving with the XTC people. The experience was simply amazing. Peggy is an excellent dive master. She guided the dives to la Poza and la Pozeta. The first one is truly amazing, even though we were not fortunate to see more than one tarpon from the distance! However, the coral reef at... More 

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Peggy S, Guest Relations Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Manuel Thank you so much for your very kind review! I really enjoyed our dives to La Poza and La Pozeta and do hope that you will return one day so that we can go there again. Best wishes from all of us here at XTC Dive Center. Peggy Sinclair Operations Manager More 

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