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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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Great botanical garden and beach

I love walking through the botanical garden to see the plants and black and white lizards, the saltwater lagoon with its parrot fish, swimming or scuba diving, and eating at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Grants Pass, Oregon

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I love walking through the botanical garden to see the plants and black and white lizards, the saltwater lagoon with its parrot fish, swimming or scuba diving, and eating at the excellent bar on the beach.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I snorkel here all the time & just absolutely love this Reef. I even saw an octopus the last time I was there. It's amazing the sea life that is in this reef. I highly recommend it.... not for beginners unless there's calm seas.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I booked a day here thru our hotel and took our 6-month old and 3.5 year old. My 3.5 year old was so excited to swim with the Dolphins. We don't recommend this if you have small children. Obviously, the baby is too young, but we were told our son would be able to swim with the... More 

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United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great reef worth the visit, awesome fish and corals, Dolphins too. They also have snubs for those who are not divers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My first dive in Cozumel was done at the Chankanaab Shallows Reef. It is a very nice dive site where you can see lobsters, crabs and other marine life. It was at this site where I also saw a large Goliath Grouper.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was our first dive on our June visit to the island, a good choice by our dive master Manuel Rejon. Depth is 60-80 feet with good visibility, abundant sea life, and minimal current. Great for less experienced divers like us to comfortably re-acquaint ourselves with the sport.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was where my wife and I did our very first open water dive. We had snorkeled in Cozumel before so we were crazy excited to dive there. We started our dive and it didn't look like the other places we had snorkeled. It was about 35-45 feet deep, but there wasn't a lot of reef or wildlife. There was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Address: South of Chankanaab Park, Cozumel, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

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