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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the...
Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the experience) to brave the fierce currents at this diving site.
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As always Cozumel diving doesn't disappoint. From palancar to columbia, punta tunich to the cruise ship dock, Cozumel diving is the best bang for your buck anywhere on earth!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As always Cozumel diving doesn't disappoint. From palancar to columbia, punta tunich to the cruise ship dock, Cozumel diving is the best bang for your buck anywhere on earth!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

First time snorkeling, so much to see! Dozens of unique fish, lobsters, eels, barracudas, spotted eagle ray, and more!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The water was crystal clear and were able to see everything. The dive was so orchestrated you could not dive down to take closer look. Staff were excellent and very friendly

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Top notch reef in Cozumel, full of turtles, reef sharks, eels, rays and colourful corals and fish. This is my favorite dive spot in Cozumel.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Have ScubaTony take you there! Amazing swim throughs and the most beautiful shade of deep blue water.

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Salem, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our family took a snorkel tour to this reef and Palancar reef with Playa Mia tours. Our guides were wonderful but the weather was iffy. We had already cancelled for a few days prior due to heavy thunderstorms and high winds. On the day we went we had light rain which is not a big deal when you snorkel, but... More 

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Table Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This reef is right by Palancar and we did both of these reefs on a recent snorkel trip. The fish were plentiful and I got some good video that will make this trip even more special. I recommend going here to take a snorkel trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I expected more from the reef, kind of deep so the fish were not really close. You can still see stingray and big fish.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I recommend this reef for snorkeling, as it's shallow enough to see ocean life close to you. First thing off was a baby shark. But it was way down under a rock. Still brought shivers. The water is not calm, but not as strong as the Palancar Reef.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had several great dives here recently. Lovely coral heads and swim throughs with plenty of shark, turtle and lobster sitings. Couple of juvenile drum and other micro too if the current is not too strong. Enjoy!

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Address: Address: Cozumel, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

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