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Palancar Reef

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Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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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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An amazing experience. Our guide showed us so much. It's a must see. Can't wait to return and see it all again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Doug T
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An amazing experience. Our guide showed us so much. It's a must see. Can't wait to return and see it all again.

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Thank Doug T
Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

absolutely amazing experience, we did reefs 14 and 19, with Pro Dive. The best of time. Very professional and my husband doesn't even swim, but was able to do it anyway. Booked right on the beach at Melia resort. Cost $69 US per person, snorkel gear and transportation included.

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Thank RamonaFromCalgary
Midland, Michigan
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102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful reef for snorkeling but be sure you go with a good guide. The water can be a little rough and if the guide does not take you to a good place for snorkeling you will see nothing but deep blue water.

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Great Falls, VA
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76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drift diving in Cozumel is the best in the world. You just drop down and float by the reefs for a mile while the boat follows you. No stress at all.

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Signal Hill, California
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been diving in cozumel for years...this is one of the most popular spots...a god chance for marine life other than fish...turtles, eagle ray, turtles, eel and shark Love diving hear

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1 Thank rcaldin
Cozumel, Mexico
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

awesome dive site, gardens are full of life. bricks and horseshoes have great coral formations. swim throughs and huge sponges makes this a must see. turtles, rays, sharks and huge groupers are just a possible selection of things to see.

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Mapleton, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

awesome time learning about the different fish and the coral reef. beautiful excursion on the submarine boat.

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West Paducah, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was disappointed with the condition of the reef. Very little color left. It must have been beautiful when it was still alive. Not as much marine life as I had seen in Grand Cayman or st. Thomas . Diving with Martin made it worth the dive though.

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Thank Darrell G
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great dive exploring the reefs and aquatic fish, will do this one again for sure, looking forward to our next dive.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Palancar reef is spectacular. It is divided into named areas to explore. Palancar Wall, Caves, Horseshoe, Pinnacles, Gardens, This is drift diving and the current can vary from slight to strong. Majestic. Spotted Eagle rays, Turtles and Nurse sharks are common these days. Lobster , Toadfish and spotted drums are there if you look.

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