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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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Glen Allen, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. This reef is the reason Cozumel is such a great diving destination.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have been diving down here for almost 17 years. Living in san antonio, this is closer to fly to than Miami, so needless to say. These reefs down in Cozumel are by far the best i have been too. Hands down. My last trip down, i finally saw the splendid toadfish, a native to only the waters around Cozumel.... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This trip our guide from The Ocean VIP Club took us to snorkel shallow Palancar. My tip is ask for this experience as you see much more than when you snorkel over the large deep but beautiful Palancar Reef.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It's a HUGE reef and there's a ton to play around in. Great drifting. Great swimthroughs. Great fun.

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Montreal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If people would stop fishing, this is one of the best reefs for diving in the world. The coral are fabulous, the fish are slowly trying to return. Reef formations of incredible beauty. A MUST for any diver visiting Cozumel.

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New Albany, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lots of sea Turtles and other critters on this dive as I have posted in my other comments about Cozumel IT IS DRIFT DIVING. great clarity though

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canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You will see so much life down there, eels, sea turtles, fish, maybe nurse sharks and much more, book this excursion it is well worth it

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Palmdale, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were extremely satisfied with the dive sites and the dive operation. They were client and service driven. We dove with 6 of our friends and had the boat all to ourselves the entire trip.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was a great 2nd dive of the day as the depth was 40-60 feet for the most part. We enjoyed spectacular swim throughs and short caves. Saw a nurse shark, spiny lobsters, manta ray, stingrays, sea turtles, goliath grouper, and lots of other beautiful fish. We dove with Scubadu and were very pleased with safety, equipment, and service.

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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Took a boat on snorkling trip here. It was worth every penny. So beautiful. We saw giant sea turtles and tons of fish.

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