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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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Amazing Dive!

Palancar has to be one of the best reefs I have visited. There is the Gardens and Reef. Both are excellent dives and worth the trip. It is one of those dives I will take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
mbell122016
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Palancar has to be one of the best reefs I have visited. There is the Gardens and Reef. Both are excellent dives and worth the trip. It is one of those dives I will take anytime I am out there.

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go through Cozumel Cruise Excursions for this snorkeling excursion. They will take care of everything - gear, trip, and special requirements. Most fun ever!

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The weather was not ideal, but it was good enough to enjoy the visit to Palancar Reef. Colorful fishes, reefs and a wonderful water landscape!

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Plantar reef has a wonderful stream that allows for a very smooth drift diving, well worth the dive.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Palancar Reef is the 2nd largest reef system in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef). I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity it offers in terms of dive sites and marine life. I would have loved to see what it was like pre-Hurricane Wilma.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to dive. Great coral formations and lots of sea life. I would not recommend it for novice divers as the current can be strong at certain times of the year. There are several level and different areas of the reef. You could dive this reef every day for months and see different things every day.

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Richmond, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This reef was one of many that was nearly buried in sand during the hurricane several years ago. It has recovered a lot in that time. Most of the reef system in Cozumel is in fairly good shape.

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Splendora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth having a go at diving. One of the most breathtaking seascapes I have ever seen. Its an aquarium in ( 3D ). Everywhere you look, there is sea life in such brilliant color and clarity. We have taken this trip often on our underwater filming experiences. I highly recommend taking time out of your busy schedules to have... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The water was wonderful, the visibility was huge. There was plenty of wildlife and beautiful. We had great dives!

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Québec City, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends did twice in the same week and they loved it ! They saw 3 turtles, millions and millions of tropical fishes.

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