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XTC Dive Center

#1 of 7 things to do in Xcalak Features Animals
Postal 21, Xcalak 77000, Mexico
+52 983 839 8865
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Best weekend in Xcalak, first time diving.

I had the best time in XTC Dive Center, diving instructors where very nice and patient, it was my... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Pablo C
Highlight of Xcalak

We booked a 5-hour snorkel/Bird Island/Mangrove tour and it was the highlight of our trip. We were... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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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 18 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.

Thank Pablo C
Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

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!

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...More

Thank Bino_LAMF
Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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...More

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...More

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JavierSalas, Owner at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 9 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!!

1  Thank Mofloem
Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

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.

Reviewed 31 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...More

Thank Catherine R
Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank boblatif1
Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Caleb N
Aitor A, Director General at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

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...More

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Aitor A, General Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

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!

Reviewed 22 January 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...More

1  Thank andyfordceo
Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

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!!

Reviewed 14 January 2017

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!

Thank Rolf D
Sarah M, Professional Training Manager at XTC Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

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

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