There is a dive site in Xcalak called “ La Poza” , or “ The Pit” . This dive site is one of a kind. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. It is a fracture within the barrier reef, in the form or a half-pipe. It starts being both shallow and narrow, getting progressively wider and deeper.
Because of it’s unique topography, it is home to a very large school of large (5-7ft) tarpon (250-350 individuals). In La Poza it is also common to see large schools of dog snapper, jacks, goliath grouper, eagle rays and much more.
Tarpon are protected within the Xcalak Reef National Park and healthy populations have flourished there without learning to fear humans. This makes for an unforgettable “big animal” diving experience.
A short boat ride away from XTC Dive Center’s private pier, this extraordinary tarpon dive is just one of many compelling reasons to visit Xcalak with Yucatan Dive Trek.