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Palancar Reef

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This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.
Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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This was the first day of diving and a spectacular choice by Babieca Dive shop. Our dive masters Luis & Lauren made sure that our time underwater was well spent seeing some of the most pristine aspects of the reef. We were not disappointed. Awe...More

Thank Orlando J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I saw many really cool animals including a nurse shark, many turtles, barracuda, eagle rays, lobsters etc. The dive master was exceptional.

Thank Jam050
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Palancar coral reef is beautiful and full of beautiful marine life. It is so expansive that we only explored a small part of it in our six dives there. We are planning to go back in a few months to continue discovering this wonderful...More

Thank Pascal F
Reviewed 2 days ago

this bareer is as i said the 2nd largest in the world there are many particular places to dive or snorkel. In my case I made snorkel, the reef is 10 m deep, so you are close to the action but not so close. plenty...More

Thank alfanaja
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Snorkeling trip here with Cozumel tours. Very different reef from what we're used to in Florida. There are dramatic cliffs and drop offs. Giant manta ray swam under us. It is a bit chilly in the water so recommend a wet suit for comfort

Thank dinake
Reviewed 4 days ago

This area never fails to impress! The coral is healthy and beautiful! Lots of fish, turtles and even Spotted Eagle Rays!

1  Thank photolady2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking beautiful with everything you want to see alive and well with outstanding visability. Dives you will never forget.

Thank shanes441
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I grew up in Hawaii and live in Northern California. This is in my top 5 dives. Drift dives, diverse coral, tropical fish, lobster and EAGLE RAYS!

Thank Global65388690157
Reviewed 1 week ago

Palancar reef is a very special series of dive sites. The coral and the underwater visibility very special. I have over 500 dives and some of my best memories of coral and underwater magic appeared here.

Thank kmiller_33708
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 2 dives we did on the Palancar Reef were amazing. We were lucky enough to Even cuttle with a nurseshark!!

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August 17, 2018|
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Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
I think what you’re looking for is actually a dive shop. Most of them will take trips out with snorkelers and divers. Check websites. Some locations like paradise Reef are great for snorkeling and diving, however if you go... More
June 21, 2018|
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Response from ColonelDancer | Reviewed this property |
I didnt even notice any seagrass. Im a new diver and i was just getting used to the strong currents! But the waters were gorgeous!
Marty B
February 22, 2018|
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Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
I use blue magic scuba, but all the dive shops will go there.