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Chankanaab Reef

Address: South of Chankanaab Park, Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 90 Attractions in Cozumel
Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: At a depth of 70 feet, this reef is a great spot to learn how to snorkel.
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Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: At a depth of 70 feet, this reef is a great spot to learn how to snorkel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I contacted El Clavado Dive Shop directly after looking over reviews on the internet and doing research on where to dive in Cozumel. We were 6 beginners who had never went scuba diving before so I was very leary to say the least about diving in Mexico. I must say that all correspondence with Gilmer from the dive shop, was... More 

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We've arrived at this place but curiosity..when we saw the sing on the border of the road..We didn't even wanted to take are bags out, thinking we just going hop back in the car. We stayed there the whole day! This place is huge and i didn't even see the half of it. Daulphins, sealskins, alligators, botanical garden, snorkling, restaurants,... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a must if you come to Cozumel, plan to spend the entire day there. Great snorkeling and get there early on busy weeks to secure good location for chairs

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Ask around before jumping in...if the water is choppy and say there was some rain in the previous day or so, be prepared! Maybe not giant jellyfish but the little ones or painful enough. We speant less than 20 min in the water... Other than that... a little hokey.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great snorkeling, beach is lovely, tequila tasting is fun and educational (really!). Grounds are beautiful

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Harmony, null, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Captive dolphins, manatees, and sea lions make me a little sad (unless they are unreleasable), and I'm not really into scuba. I'd snorkeled the day before so wasn't into that either. They have a nice trail through some gardens that feature replicas of statues from various Mexican cultures, so that was interesting. The small lagoon had a variety of colorful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The dolphin swim is over rated, They mostly want to sell you pictures, expensive pictures. Beach is good if not too many tourists around and the sea lion show is cute. Walk in the jungle is good.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Eventough a lot of the reef got destroyed after the last hurricane there is still A LOT to see. It is always a joy to see our world underwater

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There are much better spots in Cozumel like Punta Sur for example and much cheaper ! Here it was expensive, no beach, could´t find a chair to tan and for several attractions you needed to have a previously made reservation from your hotel and nobody tells you that at the entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Snorkeling is amazing! Swim up bar in the pool is relaxing. Sea Lion show was so cool! The botanical gardens and the alligators were pretty too.

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