Scuba Diving Near Xcalak

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Within a quarter of a mile off the shore of Xcalak is a barrier reef that runs along the coast.  Because this was once a busy fishing village, the sea life is not as abundant as other locations, but divers can still elk horn coral and plate coral that goes as deep as 75 feet in some places. 

There is one dive operator and at least 11 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you want to go diving, you might want to contact XTC Dive Center. Located within the Xcalak Reef National Marine Park and along the Great Maya Reef, you will be mesmerized by the vast wildlife and geography you experience during your diving or snorkeling excursion with XTC Dive Center. They are located in Xcalak.

Look through the table just below if you want information regarding the one dive service in the area that we are aware of.

Dive Operators Near Xcalak
Name Type Phone Location
XTC Dive Center Dive Service//12576 -- 0.7 mi. North of Central Xcalak Mexico

Dive Sites

The following chart lists some key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Xcalak
Name Latitude Longitude
Blanquizares 18.2494863565 -87.8164672852
Canones 18.2877120131 -87.8161239624
Coral Garden 18.2420684632 -87.8175830841
Dona Nica 18.3005878429 -87.8121757507
G Spot 18.2676629317 -87.8140640259
La Chiminea 18.2262534364 -87.827539444
Portilla 18.2460627528 -87.8281402588
Quebrado 18.2779322629 -87.8149223328
Scott's Playground 18.2039958351 -87.8260803223
Siete Cocos 18.3199812736 -87.8071975708
Sieto Cocos 18.3420666667 -87.8018833333

To learn more about diving, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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