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 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to check with 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 found in Xcalak.

Some key facts concerning the one dive service we know of that operates in this area are provided here:

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

Dive Sites

Check out the table just below for details concerning some of the area's major 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 concerning snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read this comprehensive Caribbean diving article.


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