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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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Best place ever!!

I like everything, the ruins, the aquatic park, the shop stores, the wild nature, the clear water and great variety of fishes..

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
ErikaJuarez
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I like everything, the ruins, the aquatic park, the shop stores, the wild nature, the clear water and great variety of fishes..

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lots to do and see at the park, including snorkeling in a reef, Zip lining and just a beautiful park

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houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My travel partner did his OW checkout dives on this reef. It's really beautifully, although maybe a bit less dramatic than other Cozumel dive sites. Still, it's a great beginner dive!

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New York City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The reef is as good as its going to get in this part of the world. We saw nurse sharks; turtles; huge Sea Stars and Spider Crabs. I can go on and on. In some areas the water is shallow enough for my 7-year-old boys to stand and that helps them feel comfortable with snorkeling.

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Loveland, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very easy diving and snorkeling !! Drinks at one of the bars and the tequila tasting place were extremely watered down . Went on a Monday so fortunately not as many cruise boat people

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was a very good site to dive as well. She saw Puffer fish, family of Lobsters, reef shark and a great big sea turtle.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

On a day when most dive spots had strong currents, this reef had almost none, allowing a leisurely dive along the reef. All kinds of sea life (said to have the most variety in Cozumel). Also some very interesting coral.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I'm a bit of a nervous diver but when I dive with El Clavado I feel completely comfortable. My husband and I have done 2 shore dives with them and a two tank boat dive. Every time we have had our dive master all to ourselves and he was amazing!!! I was nervous to do the boat dive and he... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lots to see and photograph, swim through and sandy bottom, water temperature 80F. Moray Eels, eagle rays, lobsters, clown fish, puffer fish, groupers, and lion fish.

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Hallsville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We saw many different types of fish as well as varied kinds of coral along the reef. Was hoping for a sea turtle but no luck. I have seen an eel on a past trip.

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