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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, 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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The XTC folks are the best!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
June C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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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 

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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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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 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Awesome dive center. Great location, best dive masters, great captain. great confy boats and fantastic service. Nothing more you can want or expect. Such a friendly staff. Diving locations -out of this world! Giant lobsters, morray eals, turpins, eagle rays, fishsoup, turtles- baracudas etc.. And the best during surface time.... Searching for manatees and Sea Eagles. What a place! Want... More 

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

Hi Patrizia Many thanks for your kind review! It was great to meet you and we are happy that you enjoyed your dives with Mathias at Chimenea and La Poza. We look forward to seeing you again! Best regards Peggy Sinclair Operations Manager More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

If you are thinking about visiting XTC -DO IT. This dive center is fabulous. I was a little hesitant to visit as it is remote but after emailing the very friendly Shannon in reception she put all my worries to rest. She answered every single question and was just as lovely in real life! I felt very welcomed to the... More 

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

Hi Ally Many thanks for your very kind review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had fun on your courses with Mathias. We do hope that you go on to many more amazing diving adventures and hope that you will be able to visit us here again one day. Best regards Peggy Sinclair... More 

Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We were in Xcalak XTC Dive Center on Avril 2016 tor two exciting days. The staff is really friendly and helpful, the little restaurant is good and the seaside is wonderful. Very nice the Selva room we booked at ground floor of the little hotel. We had a big confortable room with all you may need. We are both snorkelers... More 

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

Dear Andrea Thank you very much for your kind review. It was great to meet you and Francesca and we are so please that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to do a day trip out to the amazing Banco Chinchorro whilst you were here. We do hope that if you return to Mexico, you... More 

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