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Address: Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
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+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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Xcalak to Chinchorro

Excellent diving center in a lovely, relaxed setting. I received my open water diving certification here and Sara was a gifted instructor; thorough, patient, compassionate and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Michael S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent diving center in a lovely, relaxed setting. I received my open water diving certification here and Sara was a gifted instructor; thorough, patient, compassionate and present. I met many interesting people here from all over the world. The dive sites were varied...lots of interesting coral structure and a diversity of marine life. The trip to Banco Chinchorro was well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best time in XTC Dive Center, diving instructors where very nice and patient, it was my first time scuba diving, now I'm looking forward to completing my advance open water diver certification with them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 5-hour snorkel/Bird Island/Mangrove tour and it was the highlight of our trip. We were very fortunate to have been guided by Pax. He was really knowledgeable about seemingly everything we encountered – mangroves and their ecosystem, manatees, an assortment of fish and especially coral. In the span of 5 hours we saw manatees, sting rays, barracuda, parrot... More 

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

Hello good people, Thank you for your kind words and thank you for joining us. It was an absolute pleasure to have you aboard and to have met you. Seeing the enthusiasm displayed by you as I introduced you to the ocean and surrounding ecosystems as we know it was heart warming. It was an awesome day out on the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. However very expensive diving spot. They charge USD35 per day for equipment rental. In San Pedro I paid USD105 for a 3 dives package including equipment rental at XTC I did pay USD145 for a 2 dives package including equipment . In a nutshell taken into account marine life, accessibility of the location and cost I rather... More 

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JavierSalas, Owner at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Francisco, Thank you for your review. In our view, diving services need to be looked as as any other hospitality service. As much as it is true that one can buy a meal at every restaurant, experiences vary greatly due to the service provided, setting and myriad other factors. For a diver who´s main consideration when chosing an operator is... More 

Centralia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paradise!!! The staff was friendly, as were the other guests. Sara M was an amazing scuba instructor and very sweet. Can't wait to go back!!

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

Thank you for the kind review! It was great getting to know you and taking you out for your first experience with SCUBA. I do hope you come back soon; maybe to do the full Open Water certification next time! Have a wonderful day. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. Gian Carlo and Pac were very helpful in choosing the type of trip and equipment we needed. Our snorkeling trip was spectacular - saw lots of colorful fish! Highly recommend going to XTC Dive Center for snorkeling and diving trips.

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

Hello Catherine. Thank you very much for your comments, likely we have a really healthy reef here in Xcalak for snorkeling and Scuba diving, with a lot of biodiversity and nice coral combine with the Manatee reserve and the mangrove make Xcalak a very unique place. Have a nice day! Kind regards. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulously run dive centre professionally run with great staff, good equipment, fabulous location, excellent restaurant and pretty good diving too! I am an experienced Master Scuba Diver and even for me there was enough variety to keep me interested. I even managed to make it out to Banco Chinchorro with the guys. I stayed at the dive centre in... More 

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

Hello Bob! Thank you very much for your comment, was a pleasure dive with you on our local reef and Chinchorro was pretty good with the school of Amberjack (no mackerel jejej) and the friendly nurse shark at the end of the dive. Again thank you for visiting us in our little paradise and i hope to see you again... More 

Duvall, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our outing with XTC Dive Center was one of the highlights of our 5 weeks in the area. We loved the 3 hr tour so much we came back a week after the first time to do it again! We snorkeled in 3 different sites and it was the best I've seen in either the Caribbean or Hawai'i. The marine... More 

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

Hello Caleb! Was a pleasure take all of you for a couple of snorkeling trip! And the weather was just perfect for that kind of excursion. We are very lucky here in Xcalak and the special protection of the Marine reserve in our local reef and Banco Chinchorro. And the restaurant is just the best place to chat with other... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of the most professional dive shop operations I have ever seen around the world. The staff was amazing and knowledgeable about every site we dived at, giving us a full breifing with maps so that we would know what to expect. We saw dolphins, spotted eagle rays, lots of tarpons and lots of small stuff with the... More 

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

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure diving with you two and we hope that we will see you again soon. Hopefully next time we´ll see dolphins during the dive like you did in Hob Na two years ago! More 

Xcalak, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

In Cancun and Playa I was looking for a dive school for my open water PADI qualification I had spoken to a few options in the resort towns but didn't get the warm and fuzzy from anyone I spoke to. Our friends who live in Playa told us the reef was better down south and I started checking out reviews... More 

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

Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun teaching and getting to know you two. I hope that you have caught the ocean bug and continue diving as you travel. Keep in touch and enjoy your road trip!! More 

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