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Address: South of Chankanaab Park, Cozumel, Mexico
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: At a depth of 70 feet, this reef is a great spot to learn how to snorkel.
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Cozumel Dolphin Swim at Chankanaab National Park

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Stopped at three different locations. First one was to see starfish, water is not deep. Second stop was in deeper water and it was a little rough. I am a strong swimmer and wore a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We dove Balones de Chankanaab and were extremely disappointed - it pales in comparison to the other 15 dives sites we visited. This may be okay for snorkeling, but not worth falling off a boat.

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Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped at three different locations. First one was to see starfish, water is not deep. Second stop was in deeper water and it was a little rough. I am a strong swimmer and wore a life jacket. Learned our lesson from a past experience that you are never a very strong swimmer no matter what. Don't be shy to ask... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This takes some time as there is a lot see and do. , Manatees are fantastic! The Stingrays are fun! The Dolphins are unbelievable! Garden, mini village,zoo and beach

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LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We booked online directly with Chankanaab and got a very good price. The snorkeling was the best I've seen. You can just hang out at the ladder and see TONS of fish. We also did the dolphin swim -- the royal, I think it was called. Pretty fun.

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Parshall, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A wonderful underwater reef. Great visibility, variety of fish life and water temperatures were pleasant. Recommended.

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Wheatland, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Crystal clear waters, drift diving - the current just carries you along and the boat picks you up when you are done. Try Papa Hogs for your dive shop!

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Pearland, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We loved all the fish we saw while snorkeling. The statues were amazing to see. Swam with the dolphins

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Circleville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Took the submarine trip to the reef. Was a neat experience. Didn't see as many fish as we expected on that day, but the reef is awesome.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited via cruise excursion. The snorkel guide was terriffic! The beach was beautiful. We even did a spontaneous scuba dive in the area , and we were delighted to see so much sea life with this easy dive right off the beach. It definitely had something for everyone including sea lions and dolphins. I would go here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took our kids 7 and 13 here. It was awesome! Tons of fish and our guide was amazing. He was very knowledgable and when my sons fin kept falling off he took him on the boogie board so we could all enjoy the experience and no one had to worry about his safety. I loved that... More 

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