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Palancar Reef

Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 79 Attractions in Cozumel
Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular...
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Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.
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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

All while diving off the west coast of Cozumel are fantastic, each location has a uniqueness that separates it from adjacent reefs. Every day offers a different dive experience for each Reef. this is my favorite place in the world to dive. Warm clear water with fantastic people and guides.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We dove Palancar with Deep Blue and this was one of the best dive's I've experienced, great swim through's, lots of reef fish, though it is a drift dive

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Did 10 dives on my trip and loved the palancar reef. the water was clear with lots to see, many sting rays and turtles along with giant parrot fish.

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic coral gardens and swim through so. Great visibility. Dive Palacar helped me get my Advanced Certification.

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Iowa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I had never been drift diving before do this was an experience. Plenty of sea life and plants. Saw some rays, turtles, and sharks. Lots of lobster, jack and eels.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Worst staff ever, they treat you extremely bad, they are rude. I went twice. The first time I had a bad experience and decided to go back and try it again and it was worst. The waiters that come to the beach don't know how to treat guests. You can't move their beach furniture not even by one foot, I... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Clear aqua water, extraordinary visibility, abundant marine life. Uncrowded and unspoiled. Did not see any evidence of "reff bleaching" like I have in Hawaii, Dominican republic and Aruba.

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Edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great reefs. Better than the big island in hawaii. Tons of boats and divers. Lots of dive companies...we dove with Alison Dennis and she was great.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

easy drift dives suitable for all levels loved the swim throughs and water quality plenty of fish life

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is my fourth dive trip. Though I've seen healthier reefs, the Palancar Caves were amazing! Nurse sharks in several locations, as well as eagle rays! Saw green morays, turtles and myriad fish on the shallower dives. El Cedral dive was best for interesting animal life. This is a place for either SCUBA or snorkelers, but after you snorkel here,... More 

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