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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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Great Swim Throughs

Just returned from a week long dive trip to Cozumel. Palancar Reef was among our favorite dive sites. Not too much wildlife, but the coral was great and a very spectacular towers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Just returned from a week long dive trip to Cozumel. Palancar Reef was among our favorite dive sites. Not too much wildlife, but the coral was great and a very spectacular towers of coral.

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Parshall, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot for diving. The visibility was good, variety of types of dives was nice. Fish life was excellent. Recommended.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

unspoiled habitat, deep clear water, easy visibility of nearly every kind of tropical species, with unbroken coral of every variety, wonderful color

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Bedford Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We dived at Palancar Bricks, and it was scary and beautiful at the same time! We went down to around 80 feet, swam awhile, & then suddenly the sea floor disappeared & we were on the edge of a cliff, with only dark blue water to be seen. But when we turned around, and swam up the side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Very Beautiful area the fish life is somewhat low from past damage to the reef from hurricane. But still an Awesome dive. The day we went the water was a bit rough on top. Visibility was still excellent most definitely worth diving.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Great dive location. Current little high in some areas. Lots of marine life like eel, shark, eagle Ray and lots of turtles

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Wheatland, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Beautiful coral and sea creatures - crystal clear water - nice people to dive with - drift dive that just floats you along and the boat picks you up when you are done. Try Papa Hogs for the dive shop!

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Providenciales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Good: great choice of depth for all levels of divers - we chose the Gardens option as this worked with the currents best, and we hd some swim throughs, caves and great sealife. Awesome walls/rock and coral formations.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love any of the Palancars. Many swim throughs and usually current is calmer. We were able to get more still pictures here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Most beautiful blue water, fish galore, nurse sharks, turtles, barracuda , midnight parrot fish, huge angel fish, Rays. Great dive masters, Doug and Luis

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