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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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Knowing it is a drift dive, it is definitely a beautiful place and worth diving. We saw a turtle, nurse sharks, many different fish, and lobster. Our preference while diving is to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Knowing it is a drift dive, it is definitely a beautiful place and worth diving. We saw a turtle, nurse sharks, many different fish, and lobster. Our preference while diving is to relax, enjoy the underwater sealife and stop to watch the little creatures. Some drift dives this is possible, some not. This one definitely is a "not"-the current is... More 

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Palanca has different dive sites : Palancar Bricks; Palancar Horseshoe; Palancar Caves. All are wonderful. Explore them in leasure, they are also nice and easy divas if the current doesn't pick up too much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Loved the drop off into deep, dark water. Corals beautiful, lots of sea creatures, great outing. Would love to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place with a lot of small fishes, specially under twenty meters of crystal water. You can easily see turtles, colored fishes and lobsters near the reef. There was a lot of dive centers offering services. You can choose Scuba10 in Playa del Carmen or other in Cozumel or Cancun.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The reef reminded me of the mountains only underwater. The colors of the reef were awesome. Great dive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is another of the three reefs we visited on the afternoon snorkel trip. It was beautiful, water clear and warm and fish abundant.

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent dive site - possibility to see almost anything - sharks, rays, turtles, moray, amazing visibility - outstanding experience

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Huron
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Had snorkled here in Feb. 2015. Azure blue water that is clear to the bottom. The reef at this level is not really colorful but the sea life is quite good. We viewed a sea turtle stingray, and eagle ray along with many multicolored fish, a lobster and a nerf shark. Went to a place the locals call "the heavens"... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went on the “Palancar Double Reef Snorkel” excursion with Royal Caribbean – Explorer of the Seas. Here's a summary of our experience: Pros • All the staff on the boat were very friendly, and very thorough in explaining safety information, what to expect on the boat and the beach, and instructions for novice snorkelers • We felt safe and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

People come from all over the world to dive here. Try the Horseshoe and Palancar Gardens. The current will be strong but it's fun, like flying.

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