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Palancar Reef

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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” (185 reviews)
“fish” (542 reviews)
“great dive” (161 reviews)
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Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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"swim throughs"
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"fish"
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"great dive"
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"nurse sharks"
in 140 reviews
"sea life"
in 158 reviews
"drift diving"
in 88 reviews
"great visibility"
in 39 reviews
"lots of marine life"
in 35 reviews
"coral heads"
in 30 reviews
"clear water"
in 40 reviews
"dive sites"
in 78 reviews
"snorkel trip"
in 31 reviews
"clams"
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"dive master"
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"dive shop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw so many amazing animals such as nurse sharks, a turtle, huge pufferfish, tuna, grouper, lobster and much more.

Thank Katherine R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time visiting this on a "Three Reef Tour". Sadly I didn't get any pictures ( no underwater ability ) but they took great ones for us. Very reasonable, the tour was awesome (Choc-choo tours - I believe) must see if in...More

1  Thank DanHaupt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, great corals, sponges, fish and awesome visability! We will be back to Cozumel just for this reef!

Thank 713keril
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the experience. The view is awesome from down the water. Just make sure you stay a few steps from the other people to don’t be kicked by mistake

Thank Pelego182
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dove 3 different sites on this trip, all were spectacular! Clear water, great coral and fish. We saw turtles on all (6 total) our dives.

Thank dj_1958USA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed a snorkelling tour to this location! Our dive master was organized and made the whole trip safe and enjoyable. The water was fairly rough the day we went, so after a while I was feeling pretty tossed around by the end...More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Done both the reef and the caves. Both were excellent but totally different. If you never did a night dive I would highly recommend it. The reef dives are all about the see life. Fish lobsters, turtles, you name it and it was there. Highly...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we did this w Chac Choc Tours!! It was one of the best parts of the trip!! The guide was very good too!!! It was a great day and the snorkeling was beautiful!! The reef was a beautiful place!! A must go!!

Thank Lmd613
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great, super popular dive site. Awesome rock formations and swim-throughs make this an amazing dive site. Go back every time we visit cozumel and always something new and amazing to see!

Thank bgilmore382
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best dive in Cosumel!!!! Bar none, could do this dive over and over. There ate several dives to choose from, wall, gardens, reef, pick one you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Tahoe1840
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Marty B
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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
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29 October 2017|
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Response from Aquanaut65 | Reviewed this property |
Cabs are everywhere, and pretty reasonable. Some cabs take credit cards, so ask your driver. They take US dollars. Do NOT use the standalone ATMs that are on the street. They are notorious for eating your card and there... More
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Amanda M
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
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