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Palancar Reef

Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 86 attractions in Cozumel
Type: Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving
Traveler Description: Palancar Reef is a beautiful thing to see when visiting Cozumel.....The reef has coral out crops that tower 20-30 feet out of the sand, swim throughs... more »
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We took a snorkelling tour from Playa Palancar and had a great time. Groupers, Eagle Rays and beautiful coral.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Whether you go to Palancar Horseshoe, Bricks, Caves, or Gardens, you are in for a beautiful dive. The coral formations tower above and below you and you are very likely to see some of the larger marine life here...in the winter months the eagle rays are common. My husband and I love all the swim throughs on these sites!

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Barrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Palancar Caves site (not really caves, more like open cavern's with awesome swim-throughs) is probably one of the most impressive reefs you will ever dive on. Love this site!

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So Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Dove here a couple times, always something new to see. Good depths for less-experienced divers (like my girlfriend) but lots of variety of fish, structure, sponges, etc. Current was not bad to deal with at all. Good fun.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We snorkeled here with Fury - saw great fish, sea turtle, huge lobster, and a massive eagle ray that was spectacular.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There was an abundance of sea life but the reef itself was as pretty as some others. It is worth the money though.

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Norman, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

lways great visibilty and lovely reefs and plenty of marine life. As on previous trips, I saw a lobster, and sea turtle, Queen angel fish, trigger fish, trunk fish, parrotfish, wrasses, etc.

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

First time diving in Cozumel, I was completely blown away by the huge lobsters. They are protected (thats why ypu get to see them), but I can just imagine the serious battle that would ensue taking one of those big boys by hand!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Dove with Padi dive shop located at Occidental Grand Cozumel- great staff. well organized, good guides

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It's worth going out to see this world class reef! Find a good trusted guide and get wet! The water is a gorgeous deep blue with plenty of see life...take pineapple and watch the friendlier fish come to you!

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