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Address: Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 983 839 8865
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Amazing service, amazing people.

XTC Dive Center is amazing. They treat costumers with a lot of respect. Amazing service, great atmosphere, good food too! The crew is very knowledgable and they work very safe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

XTC Dive Center is amazing. They treat costumers with a lot of respect. Amazing service, great atmosphere, good food too! The crew is very knowledgable and they work very safe! Avoid Cancun and Tulum, go to these guys in Xcalak!

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Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you! It was a pleasure diving with you. I hope you guys come back in the future. Abrazos! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got my PADI open water diver course at XTC Dive Center. The people running this place are the best. Friendly, patient, professional. The town of Xcalac and it's reef are gorgeous, I can't wait to visit again! Keep in mind that weather conditions influence the accessibility of the reef so you might have to wait when the sea is... More 

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Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks! You did a great job during your course. It was a lot of fun teaching you and hanging out with you guys. I hope you keep diving and come visit soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought I reviewed this after we visited in Jan 2016, but apparently not. XTC is a great comprehensive dive center in the quiet and somewhat remote village of Xcalak. The diving is great, the staff professional and the food is good. We stayed in the top room suite at Flying Cloud and it was nice - lots of room,... More 

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Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the beautiful diving we have right off the shore. I do hope that you will come back to visit in the future! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great time at the XTC Dive Center! I enjoyed every dive so much in this incredible spot on our planet! It was definitely worth the travels and the journey. The dive spots were fantastic and also was the staff. Thanks to show me such a wonderful place. You will love it!

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Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you Isabelle! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and the diving. Hope to see you again in the future!! More 

Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was warmly greeted, the staff was very accommodating. The captain was very knowledgeable of the entrance and exit of the reef. He was also very friendly and animated! I hadn't been diving in several years and was well taken care of. Xcalak is a beautiful dive location, and I am very familiar with all of the dive sites, the... More 

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Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

It was great diving with you Tina! I'm glad you had a good experience with us and that we got your son in the water! He's well on his way to making his own scuba memories. It has been lovely getting to know you and I hope we can spend more time together soon. Thank you! More 

Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good dips ... try the hummus, burgers and their speciality when available, fresh lionfish. Good spot for drinks and chatting with the divers. Great decor, good service and location.

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Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed our restaurant, The Coral Bar and Grill. I hope that you join us here in paradise again in the near future. Happy New Year! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 days at the XTC Dive Center while touring the Yucatan for 3 weeks. After beaches, temples, cities and jungle, we decided that going diving in the Caribbean sea was an unmissable thing to do. My partner already had his Advanced Open Water, whereas I needed to get mine. This was the best place we could dream of... More 

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Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words!! It was so much fun guiding you through the Advanced course. You did an excellent job and I hope that you guys get to go out and do many more dives together soon. We will be here if you ever want to come back to our little slice of paradise. Happy New Year! More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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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Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Hello Robert!! Many thanks for your comment, the group of Dive masters that you meet are already certify as a professionals!! they end the program two days ago, so we have 6 new Dive masters on the diving industry. For some of them, the last dive here was so special because just after jump from the boat they was surrounded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you! You two were a blast to teach. I'm so proud that we got through that pesky fear of fish together! I hope that you guys keep on diving and we would love to have your son join us for his Open Water in the future. Happy New Year and stay warm!!! More 

Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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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Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Hello Rikki!! How was your trip back to Isla Mujeres?? We have been really busy here running and Instructor Development Course and some courses for beginners. Conditions are amazing right now, good visibility, good weather and a lot of life, guess what!! Dolphins on our last dive a couple of days ago, 7 of them. I´m gonna be really busy... More 

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