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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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Interesting and fun, BUT I have to go against the grain here.

I have spent multiple days diving the reefs around Cozumel. I have really been debating how to write this review, because almost all the reviews here say almost the same thing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a large reef. It is not the most colourfull, the reefs in the Red sheet offer much more colour. We did see a range of fish and turtles

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have spent multiple days diving the reefs around Cozumel. I have really been debating how to write this review, because almost all the reviews here say almost the same thing, and I have mixed feelings. Palancar Reef is great and a good place to learn diving. There are interesting sea creatures. Other reviews list them. There are many different... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to dive and snorkel!!!! tons of fish ! turtles, sharks, water is so clear you can see all the way to the floor of the ocean !

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Bayfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Palancar is my favorite dive in Cozumel! Don't miss any part of this reef! I'm already planning my next dive trip!

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is very good for snorkelling, also the beach is 1st class - the bar / food there is also good and the beach is free, also for small children they can snorkel 20 feet from the beach and you can hold them and they will see fish etc, spent many hours here

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Mexico City
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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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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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