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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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Last February My wife and I dove the Palancar Reef and Caverns with our PADI Master Eduardo from cozumelsports.com. He is our goto guy in Cozumel for the last 15 years. This... read more

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colorado springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last February My wife and I dove the Palancar Reef and Caverns with our PADI Master Eduardo from cozumelsports.com. He is our goto guy in Cozumel for the last 15 years. This area I think is one of the best dive sites in Cozumel.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with our scuba group with Dive Paradise. This was hands down the best reef of the ten dives we did this week! So many beautiful fish, eels and octopuses. Got some great pics to post when I get home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the top dive sites, or rather, collection of dive sites as there are a lot of parts to Palancar, in the world. Fish life from tiny to huge, sponges, corals, crystal clear water on the best days but stiff better than most in the world on not perfect days. Palancar just has to be in your... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The water is very clear here, and there is plenty of life! We saw a huge grouper, yellow-spotted ray, sea turtle, and giant lobsters, to name a few. The reef is beautiful! Palancar Gardens is great for Jr. Open Water Divers - lots to see at 30-40'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this reef is so large there are several dives on it you gotta see this reef at least once I would recommend the Garden Dive or the cave dive.

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Eastville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Palancar Reef is full of fish, beautiful corals and swim throughs. It is a huge reef with massive "mountains" of towering coral formations, magnificent walls and amazing sea life. This trip we dove Palancar Bricks, but in previous trips I have been to Palancar Horseshoe, Caves and Gardens.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Palancar reef has several dives with large formations. This is one of the must dives in Cozumel. Most dives start in the 60ft range. Lots of swim throughs. Often lots of turtles. Most of the time the current is not very strong in the reef system. Only downside, it is a bit of about ride to get too. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plantar continues to rebound from past storms and is filled with brilliant fish and large coral formations. Whenever we visit Cozumel we are sure to take a dive or snorkel trip out to Palancar. It has never failed to bring smiles to all and a desire to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are grateful to the Mexican people for conserving this resource for the future. There are not many places where this kind of experience is possible.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky to be able to do this excursion off of a cruise ship excursion. Getting to the pier to their boat was easy with little waiting required. I appreciated that the staff took seriousness when speaking to us about the excursion. We went when the tide got a little difficult and they asked if we still wanted to... More 

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