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Chankanaab Reef

South of Chankanaab Park, Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #13 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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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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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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Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Always always always a beautiful, fun place to go. Came here on our last trip and HAD to come back this trip too. We always talk about this place when people ask how our trip is. Wouldn't recommend going to Cozumel without stopping here!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My 6 and 15 year old loved snorkeling there, you must not forget the pizza crumbs cause fish love to eat and they are not afraid to swim with you! swimming with the Dolphins was a bit pricey but good thing my son just wanted to watch from a distance.

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Tyler, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The only things I really didn't like about Chankanaab Reef is the price to get in (24pp) and the amount of people there!! It's pretty crowded and can seem unsafe at times getting in and out of the water with all of the people surrounding you. We enjoyed the underwater statues and the fish! The restaurant there at the park... More

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The reefs in Cozumel are great diving. The current is swift, so you simply let go and fly. Not so good for photography; but an exhilarating experience.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a place where i have spent the most beautiful day of my life. Swimming with dolphins, oh what an experience. the dolphin pushes you. allows you to grab his fins and takes you around the sea. The end coordinated jumps from the dolphins together. Oh what an experience. It made my whole week. If you are stressed, have... More

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Easy beginner/kids spot but not nearly as impressive as I'd heard it would be. Luckily it wasn't crowded (we got there at 8 am) but I've heard it can be bad.

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