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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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INCREDIBLE

My husband and I have been wanting to learn how to scuba dive for several years, but we also wanted to be far from the maddening crowds of Cancun/Carmen, etc. Xcalak is worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been wanting to learn how to scuba dive for several years, but we also wanted to be far from the maddening crowds of Cancun/Carmen, etc. Xcalak is worth the very easy drive from Tulum, and XTC Dive Center is an incredibly modern, professional outfit even though it's in a small (lovely!) town. We took our... More 

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graz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My Family (12 years and 11 years old kids) and I are beginner divers that just finished our first dives with XTC Dive Center in Xcalak. We were very impressed by the whole team at the center! The front desk is very organized and courteous and had a very structured way of checking people in. They got us quickly fitted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you for the kind review! It was so fun seeing you develop through the course and our fun dives in Chinchorro. Your excitement for the underwater world is wonderful and I'm so happy to know that you have done some more diving since your time with us. I hope that we cross paths again under water and check out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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

Thank you so much! I'm glad to hear that your first experience was a good one. We would love to have you back for your Advanced course. See you soon! More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 9 February 2017 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

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 30 January 2017

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 29 January 2017 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 28 January 2017 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 

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