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Palancar Reef

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 spot.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim throughs” (171 reviews)
“beautiful reef” (101 reviews)
“sea life” (152 reviews)
Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw some beautiful corals and marine life. Had to get adjusted to the current since I usually only dive in lakes, but I enjoyed it.

Thank Firechild9156
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the reefs we took a boat out to. Teeming with fish. Crystal clear and wonderful time, We saw lots of divers in Cozumel

Thank mfishermg75
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a snorkeling tour which took us to this reef - we have been on several such trips to this reef before, and always see different types of marine life. We have seen sharks, eels, rays, barracuda, and more while there. It's shallow enough...More

Thank psychnerdjen
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed diving at this reef, but it's hard to compare with some of the island's more impressive dive sites (Santa Rosa, etc.) Definitely not disappointing, just hard to live up to the others.

Thank Cmud
Reviewed 3 days ago

Got to dive in the area twice during a trip last year and had an incredible time. It is a second to none experience with a beautiful view with some great opportunities to see many aquatic animals. We saw several species of fish, lobster, turtles...More

1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of my favorites. Beautiful bright coral reefs. Tons of life. Highly recommend doing this dive as a must when coming to Cozumel.

Thank mibrneydgrl
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a boat tour out to this reef and got some amazing pictures of beautiful sea life. What an experience!

Thank 603kathyh
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy drift snorkel Tons of fish; reef is full of life. Came on a Sunday/ less crowded; due to less cruise ships!

Thank Ruby S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Parlance has several dives, Bricks and caves are my favorites... Saw a huge grouper, giant fans, and eagle ray...

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pro Dive Mexico through Occidental Cozumel resort provided an unforgettable experience of scuba diving for my daughter who was a first-time diver. They taught her the skills she needed to safely navigate her first open water dive, and she loved it. Instructors Valentina and Marcello...More

1  Thank Justine C
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Amanda M
Hi...I was wondering if you offer whale shark tours, and if so, have you already started booking?....thank you
21 May 2017|
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Response from PhadraHalifaxNS | Reviewed this property |
Are you looking to SCUBA? Or merely snorkel swim? We used PRO-DIVE for our SCUBA. There will be packages available. Make sure they are TRIP ADVISOR approved AND pay Pesos - it will save you money over buying US... More
Cathy B
Can you snorkel yourself from the shore? Is there much to see closer to the shore?
15 April 2017|
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Response from NEARBOLT | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not so sure that would be wise. Even if you were able to get to the reef, there is a ton of boat traffic and most of the really cool sites are a min of 30' down. Also, there is a fairly strong current when divers... More
Is it Palancar where you can enter the water off the beach and dive or snorkel and see a statue of the Virgin Mary just below the surface?
28 March 2017|
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Response from BritmickUSA | Reviewed this property |
If you want to dive on Palancar reef you need to go on a diving boat, l paid $35 & was out there 2 & 1/2hrs. There are strong currents out there, but as it's only 1/4ml from land, a really strong & healthy person could do... More