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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 91 Attractions in Cozumel
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I love Palancar Reef! Fabulous coral formations with great swim throughs, beautiful towering rock spires and cliffs that are covered with Gorgonians and sponges.This dive offers something for everyone from novice to experience diver. The drop can be done over the shallow sandy area.

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's Cozumel. You go there to snorkel, dive, swim, and get some sun. Beautiful coral, colorful fish, and crystal clear water. I can't believe I waited 66 years to visit this place.

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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Palancar Gardens and Palancar Caves are worth the trip. Lots of swim-throughs and sea life. I will definitely be back.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I dove Palancar this summer. We did 9 dives in 3 days, including a night dive. We saw lots of wildlife including sharks on every dive and more turtles than we could count. There are high currents, so the dives are primarily drift dives, but our dive crew was great and we had no issues at all.... More

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a drift dive / snorkle area with over 200 ft clarity to enjoy ...:) tremendous fish .turtles coral ..the underwater nursery abounds

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Snorkled via Chankanaab. Lots of beach huts with people renting scuba/snorkel gear. We headed to the very end and those fellows were very nice, I recommend the last rental hut.

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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Loved diving this reef. Great marine life. Saw so much stuff. Morays, turtles, goliath grouper, sharks....you name it, it's there. Don't miss this site if you're diving in Cozumel.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Beautiful coral formations. Must do in Cozumel!! Been there 3 times with Mau Dive, they know this place like the palm of theyr hands.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great dive site and top 10 in Cozumel. This is the most healthy I have seen the reef in the last 10 years. Caves (swim thru's) to Reef.

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you dive at all, don't miss this one. There are plenty of dive shops and yes you can get a 'one day certification' for a shallow first time dive. Don't miss it!

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