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Palancar Reef

Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Caribbean Combo - Sailing, Snorkeling and Sunset
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Ranked #2 of 90 Attractions in Cozumel
Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular...
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Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.
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New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great dive here, probably saw the most variety of marine life out of all my dives in Cozumel. Very healthy reef, not crowded at all (but it was the offseason).

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

the coral is outstanding as is the animal life we also dove the Horseshoe, Cedral wall, yucab, we used dive palancar at Secrets, they were great.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was ok, we stopped there on a tour of the island and saw a small ruin a crocodile and a nice museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We LOVED Palancar Reef! We went diving on the reef for a night dive and it was fantastic!! It might be a little bit over dove but we still saw some amazing sights there.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful coral and tons of fish. We took a catamaran and had a blast! Diving along the "wall" is not to be missed.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

great dive, clear waters, big fish, and the predators work for Unlimited vacation club, and AMResorts.

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Palm City, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It was a bit crowded and the water was cloudy that day so we didn't stay long. It was a nice area to visit.

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Indianapolis
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

40' to 80' depths with good current for drifting and viewing. Awesome coral formations, eels, nurse sharks and huge turtles. Highly recommended. Like being in a salt water aquarium. Beautiful colors and abundant fish.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have snorkeled many times but this was the best place. I saw turtles, starfish, all sorts of tropical fish, etc. The water is crystal clear and my only regret is that I didn't have an under water camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Snorkeling and Diving the Palancar Reef was truly one of my favorite activities. The dive shops are plentiful enough on Cozumel. We went out from the Occidental resort for morning dives, then afternoon dives. I went on one night dive and saw octopus and lobster. The water is clear, warm and full of life. One dive was a drift dive... More 

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