We are a PADI 5* IDC Center and 100% AWARE partner.
XTC is proud to be a PADI 5* IDC Center and 100% AWARE partner. This means that all of our courses meet the highest PADI standards and, for every student that we certify, we make a contribution to Project AWARE ocean conservation projects all over the World!
XTC offers a full range of entry-level diver courses and experience programs for new divers of all ages. We have a purpose-built training pool for SCUBA certifications as well as access to some great areas for shallow water training on our inner reef where you can spot lots of colorful reef fishes, manatees and eagle rays while learning the basics of diving. Our outer reefs are some of the most pristine on the Mayan Riviera.
From Bubblemaker and Seal Team experiences for children, to the most popular and widely accepted dive rating in the world- the PADI Open Water course- XTC is here to introduce you to a whole new world of adventure!
*Full diving equipment is included for Entry-level courses
Courses for Certified Divers
Looking to broaden your horizons? XTC is one of the best-equipped dive centers in Mexico and has an experienced dive staff which is able to introduce you to new experiences, skills and dive sites to make your Mexican holiday a bit more challenging! In addition to the PADI Advanced and Rescue Diver courses, we cater to those looking to expand their knowledge base even further.
We have a range of Eco programs such as Coral Reef Conservation, Reef Monitoring and Project AWARE programs. Also on offer are many specialty courses, such as Deep, Enriched Air, Gas Blending and a full menu of technical training on both open circuit and rebreathers. And you get to complete these courses on some of Mexico’s finest reefs!
XTC Dive Center offers a variety of specialties and techincal courses upon request. We can certify you for anything from PADI Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, or Underwater Naturalist:
Enriched Air (no dives) with Elearning
Enriched Air (with 2 dives)
Enriched Air (with 2 dives) with Elearning
Underwater Digital Photography Level 1&2
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Equipment Specialist (no dives) with Elearning
Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty
AWARE – Fish ID
AWARE – Dive Against Debris
Project AWARE (no dives)
Coral Reef Conservation (no dives)
Recreational Sidemount Course (includes full
• All our prices are in US dollars (we will convert to pesos if you would like to pay in national currency). Prices subject to change without notice.
At XTC we offer the full range of PADI Professional Training Courses. For more information see our dedicated GoProXcalak site at:
Our Happy Clients
Certificate of Excellence
I recently dove with my teenage son and daughter at XTC Dive Center and had an incredible encounter with 2 manatees, a school of about 60 huge tarpons and lots of beautiful marine life and incredibly healthy and beautiful coral.
The dive team is super pro. The ambience is great. Xcalak us incredible!
We look forward to coming back as soon as possible!
I did my Open Water Dive Certification with XTC Dive Center and it was amazing! Great place, people and service!
Excellent dive experience. Beautiful water! We saw HUGE tarpon. The dive masters Josie, Wendy and Myra are great.
Excellent dive experience. Beautiful water! We saw HUGE tarpon. The dive masters Josie, Wendy and Myra are great. The entire staff was great to work with and really took care of us. I really can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed the experience. We are planning another trip here in September. Can’t get back soon enough.
We loved our stay at the XTC Dive Centre, and their Flying Cloud hotel for our dive trip. Francisco made our check in and dive arrangements ahead of time for us., and looked after everything we needed.The accommodations were great, right on the beach and we woke up to some really fantastic sunrises each morning.
The diving was excellent, the entire Team of DiveMasters and Instructors are what made our trip so memorable for us. They have an excellent Dive Centre and looked after all of our equipment and diving needs. We can’t wait to return!
We didn’t really know what to expect when we headed out to Xcalak..we only knew we wanted to spend time in an unspoilt rural Mexican village with plenty of vitamin sea 😉 good diving and a welcoming environment. At XTC diving center we found exactly that..A gorgeous bar infront of the ocean with easy going staff, a super comfy room surrounded by palm trees and white sand and a highly professional and knowledgeable diving team who were always ready for a drink and chat. We had a terrific stay and will definately be back! Many thanks and Hasta Pronto!!
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