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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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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The reefs are so colorful and always a great dive and much to see. Turtles were everywhere and so were many tropical fish.

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

snorkel trip...Liked everything,boat ride,marine life, great family outing. Our youngest was 5 and he loved it.

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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Of Palancar! It's why we always come back. Palancar Bricks was my favorite (or hmm, maybe the Caves, or Horseshoe?!)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

From the clarity of the water to the wide range of wildlife we saw on this dive. From rays and sea turtles. To sharks and angelfish. Truly a gorgeous location for the entire family. We always return to Cozumel.

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Paamul
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This reef is for all levels of divers. The coral formations are amazing with lots swim throughs. You can stay shallow or drop down the wall.

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Bear, Delaware
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was amazed at how my skills were getting better every dive this go around, I have been diving this area for ten years and must say this was the obsolete best dive I have had, no equipment problems, my buoyancy was in place, very little effort and use of air on all my dives.

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Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and Amazing! As a first time diver, I was in awe of God's awesome underwater creation. I was surprised how quickly 50 minutes went by.

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

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

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

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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