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Dive Review of XTC Dive Center/Casa Cara Cola in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Xcalak

XTC Dive Center/Casa Cara Cola: "XTC/Southern Yucatan/Xcalak", Aug, 2017,

by Michael O'Reilly, GA, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 9684.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bunaken, Lembeh, Wakatobi, Sippadan, Indonesian Borneo, GBR, South Australia, PNG, Tanzania, Philippines many locations, Little Caymen, Belize, Turks and Caicos, other
Closest Airport Tulum Getting There 6 hr drive from Cancun airport
Mexico City airport security staff gave us a hard time generally about regs and camera and took away our tiny screw driver and set of allen wrenches. They claimed this was not allowed in carry-ons.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 28 to 29 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dives limited to 60 minutes or air limits of other divers. I twice came up with 1/2 tank at the safety stop, though most dives were with family members
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Boats have no space dedicated to cameras. One guest was told that the best place to rinse her camera was the pool. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments XTC is a 5 Star PADI facility and the staff are as capable and experienced as one could hope for in this type of location.

Courses here - from open water to dive master - are going to be taught at a very high level.

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