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Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving...
This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.
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Caribbean Combo - Sailing, Snorkeling and Sunset

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Discovery dive

A beautiful reef that gives you many chances to see a lot if sea life. Travelers would love to dive there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful reef that gives you many chances to see a lot if sea life. Travelers would love to dive there.

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

There are several different parts to the reef, but they are all excellent. Could spend two or three days diving just Palancar.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Fantastic..Some of the best dives in the world. Whether it's the Gardens, the Caves. the Deep or the Bricks. All are fantastic dives.

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california
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Palancar is divided into Bricks, Caves and Gardens parts. All beautiful. Caves is endless swimthroughs : take a lite. Bricks shows the vastness of the reef with towering reef formations and HUGE sand dunes between, GARDENS is one gorgeous display of fish, corals and awesome sponges. Sharks and rays abound.

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

some say best reef in Cozumel. lots of fish, good coral, mid-deep dive spot good for a two dive day with lunch on beach to wait for the next dive of the day. just drift in the 3+mph current dive to save air and spend more time down. boat follows the groups bubbles for easy pickup

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice, small beach. Free entrance. Less touristy than Mr Sanchos - same things to buy, but no hawking. The food we tried was ok. The boat snorkel tour is worth the price.

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The water in this region is normally placid; on the day we snorkeled, it was considerably rougher than usual (which was a disappointment, since there were fewer fish to see).

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BRAMPTON, ON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Water was clear and lots of coral and marine life to see. Snorkelling and scuba diving a must for this area. Didn't want to leave.

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Lake Placid, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The reef appears healthy and beautiful. Plentiful sea life including turtles, eagle rays and nurse sharks.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach and plenty of fish!! Good service! You can go for a very long walk along the beach, The snorkeling was pretty good. One of my favorite spots

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