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Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving...

This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.

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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

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Great dive

Great dive spot! Turtles , sharks all the "must" sees! We snorkled and dove here and enjoyed both emensly!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Palancar with the snorkel excurion from Nachi Cocom. Great snorkeling but get a good operator with a small group and arrive earlier during peak times....it can get crowded with lots of boats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dive spot! Turtles , sharks all the "must" sees! We snorkled and dove here and enjoyed both emensly!

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Thank newkellen
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having dove with both Pro Dive and Dive Palancar I can honestly say that Dive Palancar is the more experienced of the two.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of fish and saw turtles! Easy dive and very relaxing and close to the Scuba Club. Good visibility.

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Windham, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best diving around is at Palancar Reef. Contact Pancho at Reef Life and you'll have a great experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice assortment of corals, sponges, and marine life. We also dove the Palancar Caves which is great diving. I highly recommend all of the reefs on this coast. No bad dives among them.

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Islip, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to a snorkeling tour expecting to see a lot of fishes. It was ok, I was expecting more fishes. I've seen better reefs than this one. I would suggest to go to the closest reef (it takes 1 hr each way to get to this place)

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed snorkeling on the Fury. Great catamaran ride and private beach party. Snorkelling could have been better at a shallower reef.

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Buford, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour guides need to find another treasure to mine, reef is beat up and too many boats every day, give this jewel some time to recover

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first dive, I saw an 80 foot great white shark!!!! Ok, maybe it wasn't 80 feet long. Maybe it was more like 8 feet long...ok, ok,maybe it wasn't a shark. Ok, maybe it was more like a foot long, and had pretty colors... but for a minute there....

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