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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 87 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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Greenville, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

So much aqua-life - the reef was beautiful scuba diving, really was nothing to dislike! We had booked with Aqua Safari and they had great trip leaders. We saw so many different forms of underwater life - some sharks, many eels and turtles. Great drift diving.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Dove here twice. Amazing. We did the bricks and caves. I would gladly do it again. Great fish. Great coral. Drift diving and all of that.

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il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi to Palancar Beach ($25 each way) and ended up at the small restaurant which let you use their beach and chairs for free if you eat and drink there. The food was reasonable and excellent. The beach was not crowded and the water was crystal clear. We even saw a large starfish! I will definitely return!

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Houston, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful fist. Many different species! Nice corral! We like the small fast boats to get you there early.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Chac Choc tours were great. Our guide with a different tour group was a no show but Chac Choc took us on board. The guide , Lupe, was friendly and safety conscious. Loved the pictures I purchased of the snorkeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My favorite dive spot in Cozumel! Lots of colors and swim throughs were very nice. I didn't see a lot of big life but it wasn't the season for eagle rays.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just beautiful area. Crystal clear water. Amazing fish. Must see if in Cozumel . Went twice could have gone everyday. Will definitely return.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

the water was crystal clear, you could see straight down for 150 feet! we saw a sea turtle! the reef was beautiful!

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Jasper, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We love the swim through reefs here. It is so beautiful and there are so many beautiful fish, turtles and reef. You should definitely plan a trip here. We dove with Sea Robin and there were only 4 of us on the boat. They are a top-notch dive operation and we highly recommend them!

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ARIZONA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

spectacular diving!! WOW!!! Walls of coral and fish and a cave like experience were our favorite part, if you want a nice dive for intermediate, experienced divers... this IS a boat drop dive. We dove with AQUA SAFARI. Loved them. good service and they took pictures which turned out great.

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