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XTC Dive Center

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Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
+52 983 839 8865
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Although my wife and I are experienced divers we decided to do a snorkel tour with XTC because we... read more

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Love2travel197621
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Kimberley, Canada
Very professional service and excellent organization for diving

My husband and I did a 10-dives package and travelled with my mum who enjoyed the calm and beauty... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Larisa M
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Although my wife and I are experienced divers we decided to do a snorkel tour with XTC because we had kids with us. I was really impressed with the whole outfit. The boat was fitted with a great 4 stroke motor, our guide Rooster was...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did a 10-dives package and travelled with my mum who enjoyed the calm and beauty of the center while we did diving. The diving guides team are very well organized and the service with equipment, guidance and visiting of diving spots...More

Thank Larisa M
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

As a couple of an inexperienced and a experienced diver we both had a wonderful experience with XTC. We fled the resorts of Tulum and Playa to find the quiet gem of Xcalak. The staff were super professional but never rushed. Diving is organized in...More

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Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hello! Thank you for your comments, we are so lucky to have a great group of Divemaster that help our instructors to be more efficient and make the dives safer and the logistic easier, all that with a combination of an amazing reef and a...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We found XTC by chance and are grateful for the serendipity. We experienced 3 great dives with the team. Everyone that we met there were professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We were greeted by name by everyone from the first time that we introduced ourselves -...More

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Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hello. Thank you very much for your comment, we really appreciate it! We are a small family here at XTC, all the instructors, Divemaster, Staff from the restaurant... and we always try to make everyone feel like home here, diving and in land! We hope...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Being a novice snorkeler, i was rather nervous to go out but the staff at XTC were great n putting us in small group with a good captain and setting us up carefully with good gear. The whole staff and management is very professional and...More

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Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hello. Saludos from XTC, thank you for your comment, we are glad that you enjoy the 5 hours snorkelling trip with us and the best that you even seen dolphins! Thank you for recommend our trips, Xcalak is a beautiful place to do all kinda...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

If your looking for great diving, friendly people, great courses and off the beaten track location then XTC is the place for you. You won’t find restaurants, nightlife and tourist attractions in Xcalak but you will find, amazing wildlife, clear blue water and peace and...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We came to visit our friends Aitor and Sarah in Xcalak, and definitely have some dives. The team that Aitor manage, the DMTs and the instructors makes you feel cozy. All the experiences and knowledge that Aitor has as a PADI Course Director is the...More

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Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Hello!! Thank you very much for your comments, was really nice to have you here for a few days of diving and nice dinners. I know your adventure continues in Mexico for a few more weeks but I´m sure we will see each other again...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We took a snorkel trip from XTC and saw an incredible amount of diverse marine life from a manatee to spotted eagle rays and beautiful coral reefs. It was one of the most spectacular snorkel trips I've taken. The guide was a former fisherman now...More

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Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Hello!! Thank you very much for your comment, snorkelling in Xcalak is a unique experience here in the Riviera Maya and we are so happy to know that you enjoy the trip that much. A combination of professional staff with a lot of experience and...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

A little paradise in the middle of nowhere. Great ambiance with very friendly and helpful dmt's. Simple accommodation but good value for your money. The diving is just great! Ernesto makes the difference.More

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Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Hello. Thank you for your comment! We are glad to have Ernesto as a Instructor here, as you know he always do his best for our divers with the help of the Divemaster, always ready to help and keep learning! Have a nice day and...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I only had four days in Xcalak and had booked a rescue course with XTC. Although getting there from Tulum was not the easiest (bus to Mahahual and taxi to Xcalak), it was totally worth it. Communication upfront was really frequent with immediate replies but...More

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