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Palancar Reef

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This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.
Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Palancar Reef is one of the best snorkeling areas on any Western Caribbean cruise itinerary and is easily accessible by any of the local dive boats.

Thank thecruisepeople
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing snorkeling so many colorful fish and the water is so warm! Saw barracuda & sting ray as well.

Thank Kimothy56
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

That's where you want to dive for flower pot type corals with wall just hinting away !!! Deep water dive combining great corals an cave type formation

Thank phagarty
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing the wonders of Caribbean life you find here. We were lucky to see a big loggerhead turtle and a couple of very elegant cat sharks

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful, a lot of corals and wild life. My favorite diving sites in Cozumel. It has 'caves' - a lot of swim-throughs which are very fun to dive in.

Thank Lada_Po
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent snorkeling tour to 3 reefs with an EXCELLENT crew. We had a 1st time snorkeler (my daughter-in-law). She was terrified to get on boat but her worries very soon evaporated due to the crew's caring and patient demeanor with her. We almost couldn't get...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful reefs, full of life - Dive with Cristina is the boat to take you. Saw turtles, sharks, lots and lots of fish.

Thank AnitaDen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best dive I've done. Must do if you want to dive in Cozumel. Unique reef formation in a beautiful blue sea.

Thank imaxbr
Reviewed 1 week ago

With deep waters you loose the colors of the beautiful fish. I can only compare the reef to the Reefs in Hawaii and really... there is NO comparison. I was stung by multiple baby jellyfish. It felt like I was being scratched by the kelp...More

Thank YumaAZGirly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful dive spot. We went out with Living Underwater and had a great experience. The water is so clear!

Thank Katie G
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August 17, 2018|
Response from preciado691 | Reviewed this property |
In my case a took a small boat and it was not crowded. I only did snorkel. There are many options to choose but I would recommend to search for: visita Mexico destino Quintana Roo Cozumel (It didn't allow me to write it... More
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June 21, 2018|
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Response from ColonelDancer | Reviewed this property |
I didnt even notice any seagrass. Im a new diver and i was just getting used to the strong currents! But the waters were gorgeous!
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February 22, 2018|
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Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
I use blue magic scuba, but all the dive shops will go there.