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Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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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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Most beautiful scuba experience

I went here with my father in law whom has tried to convince me for years to scuba dive. I decided to go and had a resort course in scuba diving. What a great experience!! I went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Garden City, Michigan

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Garden City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I went here with my father in law whom has tried to convince me for years to scuba dive. I decided to go and had a resort course in scuba diving. What a great experience!! I went diving for my first time and was able to see a real sea horse! I held a puffer fish and saw up close... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We dove Palancar caves and gardens. Awesome. I just never get tired of those amazing swim throughs. Dive House at Sunscape Sabor always asked for suggestions for dives. They were so helpful.

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Warsaw, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Breath taking experience enjoyed several times over with the Dressel Dive Shop at Iberostar Cozumel. It never gets old.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

World class diving, there are areas for novice and more expert divers Great for diving and snorkeling Beautiful reef, can't go wrong

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

from 20-40 feet to unlimited depth. Towering coral buttresses, some columns reaching 30-40' high, with sand patches in between. Area is extensive, going from Herradura to Palancar Gardens (shallower), impossible to visit it in one dive. Excellent visibility, watch your depth constantly!

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great spot to dive, awesome wildlife and really cool reefs. Just try to avoid the crowds, there can be a lot of people down there later in the morning lowering visibility.

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Pittsford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Palancar is an amazing reef system in Cozumel, Mexico. Palancar is a marine sanctuary, which means there is abundant fishlife. The diving ranges from shallow reefs to deep wall diving to reef canyons and caverns. We dove on the C53 wreck, an old US minesweeper. This wreck is known for the seahorses that inhabit the main deck. Palancar has abundant... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful reef with lots of tropical fish. Nurse sharks, turtles, banner fish, french angel fish and many more visible.

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We took a family trip to snorkel here. We saw amazing fish beautiful undisturbed environment. There are several little caves in the coral and hundreds of fish.

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Uvalde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have done this tour numerous times and always keep coming back. The 3 reef boat tour is spectacular and you never know what you wonderful ocean life you might see. I have had the same guide Rafael for times I have gone and he is so much fun! Great drinks and snacks. You can book online or wait til... More 

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