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Address: Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
Phone Number: +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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One of the best dice centers on this planet!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2016
patrizia l
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düsseldorf
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düsseldorf
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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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Thank patrizia l
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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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 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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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 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 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

For my first dives after getting certified, XTC made me so comfortable and confident. The dive master was wonderful, the dives unbelievable, and all equipment in great shape. We were the only dive boat wherever we went. well worth leaving the crowds behind. XTC was friendly, clean and even had a restaurant!

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

Dear Charla Thank you for your kind review. It was wonderful to meet you and to be part of a wonderful experience! We are very lucky indeed to be located in this beautiful Marine Park away from the crowds further North, and we are pleased that your experience made you feel comfortable and confident. We hope that you will enjoy... More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We recently stayed for almost 2 weeks just south of Mahahual with access to the reef from outside our front door. Unfortunately it was windy most days of our visit and the water was stirred. We could snorkel there but the reef is closer to shore and water clarity was good, but not good enough for that epic experience we... More 

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

Dear Gary Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very pleased that you decided to make the trip from Mahahual to Xcalak! We are very fortunate to be located in such a beautiful place where our ocean is part of the Xcalak Marine National Park, and our protected reefs are abundant with life and healthy coral. We... More 

Oslo, Norway
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

The reef outside Xcalak is absolutely fantastic! Because of bad weather I only managed to go out one day for a 2-tank dive, but even though quite a few people got seasick and the sea was rough, it was a wonderful experience. The crew is very, very good - all lovely, fun, knowledgeable people. Very safe to dive with, I... More 

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

Dear Ellen Thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed diving with you at La Poza and are thrilled that you got to see the magnificent Tarpon there! We are very fortunate to be located in such a wonderful area where our reefs are protected and healthy. It is unfortunate, but Lionfish are an invasive species here... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

XTC has a great crew and great service. They are very friendly and accommodating. They also have a restaurant and small hotel at their premises.

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

Dear Jose Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us here at XTC Dive Center and do hope to see you again soon. Best regards Peggy Sinclair Operations Manager More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We arrived in Xcalak by collectivo in the evening. We stayed at a budget hotel in town the first night. While walking through town we met Shannon from XTR. She was friendly and helpful. The dive center was only a short walk north of town; some locals passing by did offer us rides (but we preferred to walk). After seeing... More 

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

Hi there Thank you so much for your kind review. It was great meeting both of you! From the whole XTC family, we do hope that you will be able to return one day soon, and perhaps we can entice you to extend your love of exploring the ocean on scuba ;-) Best regards Peggy Sinclair Operations Manager More 

Kabul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

In early January, took the 3-hour snorkeling trip, including Bacalar, Chico River, and Chetumal Bay. Despite the gray, cold weather, we really enjoyed ourselves! The captain knew just where to go, and we saw a wide range of fish and other marine life. I wish I'd taken up the offer of a wetsuit because it was unseasonably chilly, but that... More 

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

Hi there Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the snorkelling trip despite the uncharacteristic cold weather. We hope that you will be able to return to enjoy the Caribbean sunshine soon! Best regards Peggy Sinclair Operations Manager More 

sweden karlskrona
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

After a long long drive to Xcalak you will find a small mexican village at the end of a road 12 km from the Belizian border and you will think how is this possible ? A big divecenter with hotel with 3 diveboats and 10 staff diving in a national reserve. Great place to relax and away from any tourists... More 

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Thank unique.dive.travel
Peggy S, Guest Relations Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks you so much for your review. We are very blessed to be located in such a beautiful place here in Xcalak away from the crowds up North, and we are so glad that you found us and were able to enjoy some time here to relax on your holiday. We do hope that you will visit us... More 

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