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Paradise (Paraiso) Reef

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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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Brightly colored brain and star corals, sea fans and lots of sea life make...

Brightly colored brain and star corals, sea fans and lots of sea life make this a popular diving site, especially for night diving.

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Great second dive or snorkel

This is a great place to do a second dive or to snorkel. Close to the cruise ports. We use Eduardo at Cozumel Sports. See my review

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 March 2016
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colorado springs
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colorado springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is a great place to do a second dive or to snorkel. Close to the cruise ports. We use Eduardo at Cozumel Sports. See my review

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Our second favorite snorkel spot on the island...so far. Very shallow section of reef with lots of opportunity for up close encounters with a wide variety of tropical fish. Great fun!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Incredible, tons of creatures, lobters, crabs, octupus, spotted eels, rays galore. Rich reef., specially at night.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Got several sightings of Splendid Toadfish on Paradise. The current can really get rolling sometimes, but that's Cozumel.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We dove paradise reef in the shallow area, as soon as we descended I saw this eagle ray and it was beautiful.

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Chicago,IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The reef area for snorkeling is small and its very crowded with people and boats. There are better places to go (Money bar!)

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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This reef was once teeming with tropical fish but after the construction of the cruise ship piers and the new Caleta it has been all but destroyed and there is little left to see. Hopefully the coral replanting project can restore the reef eventually. But in the meantime Cozumel should learn the lesson and not let development harm the precious... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Paradise Reef....A popular 2nd dive shallow reef that teams with life. Expect to see Eagle Rays, Toadfish, Lobster and octopus. This site really comes alive at night. Octopus are numerous at night as well as King Crab. Paradise Reef is also a site where you can find Gray Angelfish stacked up on mass feeding in the turtle grass. When all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is the perfect spot for a nice, easy night dive. Lots of nocturnal see life and coral formations. Totally one of the best dives we have enjoyed.

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

This reef is typically done in the afternoon. It is a shallow dive, about 40 feet. Lots to see during the day but at night it comes alive. Octopuss, king crab, snakes, eels and more. Listen to the splinded toad fish croak, you can even feel the vibration from it if close enough. If you have been wanting to try... More 

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