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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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Reviewed yesterday

Great scuba diving here - dove with Aqua World..always good! They are near the pool of almost every hotel so easy to find. Good prices. Better to bring your own gear though.

Thank CaliIslandGirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! This reef was amazing! Lots of turtles, swim throughs and the coral formations were spectacular! Our DM with We B diving took us there... beautiful!

Thank abates0308
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved visiting the reef and exploring the corals. We found turtles, yellow stingrays, crabs, stingrays, and so many beautiful fishes. Memorable dive.

Thank tarah_nancy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recommend diving this site. Awesome reef, great fish, turtles. We used the scuba dive outfitters from Playa tortugas. Awesome dive master Jorge Canul.

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome diving !!! Lots of marine life and warm beautiful water. These pics are from Palancar Gardens and Horseshoe.

Thank Mmclark6811
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see! Beautiful fish and the reef was stunning! We were on a snorkeling boat with two teenagers who said this was their favorite activity.

Thank CrestaMesta
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with Dressel Divers and it did not disappoint. We saw a loggerhead turtle and a green sea turtle as weel as many varieties of fish.

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Diving in all of the Palancar sites is so much fun. Love the swim throughs. I always request going here especially on my first day of diving.

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Formations are amazing. Saw 2 turtles, big Barracuda & lots of sea life. Very chill compared to other dive sites. Minimal current.

1  Thank JMC5152
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozumel Reef is in great shape for diving right now. They are taking very good care of it! Lots of colorful reef and fish.

Thank Syzygy R
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June 21, 2018|
Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
There are areas of Seagrass... unsure what would constitute an “issue”... Also not sure the restaurant has a name :-)
Marty B
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Christina R | Reviewed this property |
We use Chichicharters for our trips but we like to be alone. Almost all the resorts offer a charter just ask they when you arrive and tell them where you want to go. Or go to chichi Carter's web site