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Palancar Reef

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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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Beautiful, lots of fish, sting rays, and sea turtles. Be sure you purchase a good mask from the Mega (store in town) or bring a good mask with you like we did. The masks on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, lots of fish, sting rays, and sea turtles. Be sure you purchase a good mask from the Mega (store in town) or bring a good mask with you like we did. The masks on the tours are really not that great and you always get water in your eyes. No thanks.

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Aledo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My favorite is Palancar Gardens! Not so deep and beautiful coral and has marine life more than the wall.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A morning dive with a very gentle drift. Currents can be swift anywhere along the many Cozumel dive sites but this morning at Palancar Reef was very easy diving. Lots of time to take pictures and look around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Diving in Palancar Jardines is something you can not miss! The richness of the aquatic life, the beauty of the reef, the visibility, even the water temperature, everything is perfect!!! And it offers all of this at 80 feet deep in a very comfortable dive for an Open Water PADI level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This reef is amazing. What appears to be the floor of the reef is actually false. Gaps in the coral reveal a sandy floor teeming with vibrant sea life. So much to look at as the current gently takes you across and above the reef. Just do it. You will not regret it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This reef is well visited and picked over. Our guide often handled the reef. There was some interesting life down there.

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend made her first dive here with me at Palancar Reef. Visibility was over 100ft with slight current. A large abundance of fish and sealife. Saw a huge Lobster as well as many different types of fish including butterfly fish, angelfish, a massive grouper, sting rays, wrasse, parrot fish, and many different types of corals, sponges, and sea fans.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a reef that you have to see. You will need to book a tour to get here. Do some research and find a small tour if possible, if not large will do. There is a nice boat ride to the reef so have camera ready. Make sure to pack your GoPro for the snorkel. Once there be ready... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Plancar gardens was my favorite spot on this reef. The coral swim throughs are amazing. We saw 3 or 4 turtles here too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this. If you go to Cozumel you have to get out to the reefs. Forget about the trips that are off shore snorkeling get one that will take you out to several. Its beautiful and once you get comfortable with the breathing its one of the most relaxing things you can do.

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Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

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