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Chankanaab Reef

South of Chankanaab Park, Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 87 attractions in Cozumel
Type: Reefs
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

No comparison to Columbia or Palancar Reefs in my opinion. However, you can get to this reef from land.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A great shore access reef, not as impressive as planacar but nice. Easily reached from the beach. Great for the family or new divers.

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots of beautiful coral, fish and there are sunken statues to dive down to. Saw eel's, clown fish, tiger fish lots of beautiful and different fish. It's hard to keep you mouth piece in when your saying WOW under the water!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited Chankanaab on snorkel boat. It is a very pretty little reef and was deep enough so people weren't kicking the reef and shallow enough to see the coral and fish.

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I really enjoyed this dive - did this one on my final open water dive for my PADI certification (went through Scuba Du) - saw huge groupers, and various rays. So much fun!

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Roswell, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We took our daughters to swim with the dolphins and spent the entire afternoon enjoying the park. Everything is very well kept and the staff was helpful. The snorkeling proved to be nice for beginners. THe price for the dolphin experience was a bit high but our girls enjoyed it. Lots of opportunities to buy pictures but they were too... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We saw lots of fish and marine life during our visit in January. We saw more in January than we did in September. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is definitely a great reef for snorkeling and some of our dive trips were right around here. My only advice if you are staying in Cozumel is to either to try to get there before (or maybe after) the cruise ships arrive. My husband and I were one of the only people there when we went in the morning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My friend and I got a cab from the cruise terminal to Chankanaab and spent most of the day there. It's beautiful and has something for everyone. We went snorkeling and for a great price had a private guide that made sure we didn't miss any of the underwater sights. If you are in Cozumel I would strongly recommend this... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been both scuba and snorkling around Chankanaab reef and this is a breathtaking area for anyone to experience all colors of fish, coral and large variety of sea wildlife.

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