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Yucab Reef

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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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Located close to shore, this reef is a great site for beginners, full of...

Located close to shore, this reef is a great site for beginners, full of colorful marine life.

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Like in Palancar the visibility was phenomenal. Is a shallow dive so it was great for our second dive. We saw quite a bit of wildlife!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Gillette, Wyoming
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Gillette, Wyoming
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Like in Palancar the visibility was phenomenal. Is a shallow dive so it was great for our second dive. We saw quite a bit of wildlife!

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oklahoma city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Saw a barracuda and very colorful fish. Saw a beautiful sea turtle that was hanging right in reef - made a gorgeous photo.

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san diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

But all the dives in cozumel are great, so do them all. We do this first when we have new divers, but even though I have thousands, I love this one.

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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Too strong of a current to enjoy. This has been a very usual season of weather and currents. Most are unexpected. Perhaps a day dive would be better

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Thank quiringmd
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We got some great pictures from this reef dive as you can enjoy it from a shallower depth. We did both a day dive and a night dive on this reef. On the day dive we found an abundance of colorful fish and coral to captivate our attention. At night the coral is colorful, the octopus were entertaining and the... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Had a great experience diving this reef. Lots to see and many opportunities for pictures. The current was a little strong when I dove but that was because of a storm.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our second dive with Chili Charters we dove Yucab reef, we saw this huge grouper, it was so cool to see such a huge grouper. It is beautiful reef.

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Pickerington, Ohio
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have been diving this area for 28 years always enjoy the marine life and the Drift. My wife and son dive and they both enjoy the Yucab reef. We typically see the turtles , nurse sharks and Large eagle rays in season

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Thank fatboy_1992
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was a stop after several others that we had done a lot of walking and climbing. Alex our driver suggested this spot for a swim to cool off. It was just crystal clear water and refreshing. We had a drink as we dried off. A great spot for a drink or meal

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Thank Wendy Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

I love a reef that has a lot of fish as this one does. Fun stuff and lots to see. As most dives are in Cozumel, easy drift diving.

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Thank Lisa P

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