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Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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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Caribbean Combo - Sailing, Snorkeling and Sunset

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Great for lunch

I loved the lunch under the palms at the side of the ocean. Service was great but the view and ambiance was beyond words. It was most pleasant. Worth visiting again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2013
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Lake City, Colorado
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Lake City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I loved the lunch under the palms at the side of the ocean. Service was great but the view and ambiance was beyond words. It was most pleasant. Worth visiting again.

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Martin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We took a cab ($25 each way) from the International Cruise Terminal to Palancar beach hoping to do some snorkel from shore. There is very little there to see on your own, but you can book a snorkel trip to Palancar and Columbia reefs from a stand on the beach (+- $45 per person). Both places were very beautiful and... More 

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North Glengarry, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I dove Palancar 19 years ago and I did 2 dives on the reef last week with Pro Dive Mexico - one along the pallisades and the second one in the caves. I was delighted to see that the coral is still in great condition. Lots of big marine life: reef sharks, turtles, morays, and eagle rays; and the coral... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My husband and son went scuba diving on Palancar while I snorkelled with the little kids. We saw several reef sharks and some of them came a little too close for comfort even! Very exciting! We also saw stingrays and several species of fish. Palancar is a great spot! Beautiful coral reefs and the scuba divers got to swim through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The diving here is the best in the world. It can be for the beginner to the expert. The beauty is awesome

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nurse sharks, Turtles, Eels, Lobster, too many things too look at! How can you go wrong with a dive like that?

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Jhb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The amazing visability, warm water and coral formations make this dive incredible. We didnt see as many fish as I thought we might but I was told that there are a few different Palancar dives and that the one we did was all about the swimthroughs and coral. Its worth doing a double tank dive to see other parts of... More 

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

short boat ride from southern hotels, take early morning dive, since lots of divers use this reef. Drift diving, great,

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

take an excursion here to see lots of sea life and reefs. you are farther out from the beach so the water is deeper and the reefs are bigger.

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Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This reef is in pristine condition. We saw plenty of marine life including sea turtles, angel fish, parrot fish, barracudas and a few sharks

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