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 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you should consider XTC Dive Center. Recreational diving, tec diving, and diving instruction courses are offered. All skill levels can be accommodated for, from bubblemakers to aspiring dive instructors. They are located in Xcalak.

Look through the table just below for information regarding the only 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

Look through this table for a few details regarding some of the area's better-known 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 diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our detailed discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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