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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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Newcastle, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the beauty of the ocean. Beautiful reef. Saw an amazing sea turtle. I have never seen anything like it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice reef in very good condition. Lots of fish but current was moving too fast for a group to really stop and look at anything.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Some of the best sea life we saw while diving in Cozumel for a week. Nurse sharks, Hawksbill turtles, plenty of beautiful fish. Great current too. I would definitely suggest you ask your operator about doing a dive here if you havent already.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The boat ride, the people, the snorkelling, the private beach with drinks and food was totally amazing for the price!

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful reefs in the world,the vibrant colors and visibility are hard to beat: Full all types of marine life there is something for the beginner to the expert diver

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great diving spot and a great place to ride along and enjoy a day on the boat reading (if you aren't a diver). Some dive companies will let you tag along and I can't begin to describe the peace

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

4 dives in palancar. Gardens, bricks, caves, and one more... Caves are aweseome! swim throughs everywhere! They are all amazing!

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Colleyville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We are strong swimmers but will hesitate diving Palancar again because of the current. We had trouble staying together and could not take pictures. But, it looked beautiful with tons of marine life. We saw the largest parrot fish and the largest turtle we had ever seen. But no pictures. They are all a blur as we drifted by.

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High Point, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We saw enormous lobsters, nurse sharks, parrot fish, angle fish and the list goes on. There all kinds of swim through and amazing corals.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a spectacular dive site with beautiful corral and sea life. This is also a drift dive as are all reef dives in Cozumel. Some are areas are shallow, while others are through and between tall corrals.

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