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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful reef with three choices of area based on depth and type of dive preferred. Definitely dive it if you can.

Thank Scubadeb09
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So amazing! A lot of swimming and great exercise. You are in the water a long time, which makes it so worth it! I never felt rushed. This was a an amazing reef and 2nd largest in the world next to the Great Barrier Reef...More

Thank Kerry Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visibility was amazing on our dives with Roberta's Scuba Shack. We saw an abundance of sea life. Huge eels, rays, baby seahorses and a vast aray of fishes. So many colors and textures. A beautiful place to dive.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a ten foot reef formation in the middle of a reef bowl! Easily the most amazing reef that we dove. Would definitely dive this reef again and want to take our kids.

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palancar reef has several different sections, we dove Palancar Gardens. Plenty of wildlife on the reef. There were some large nurse sharks sleeping under some coral formations, there was even one that swam around us and wanted to meet all the divers in our...More

Thank JustDiveIn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great swim throughs. Turtle spotting and some huge angel fish. Clear water, pretty strong currents. Great photos to be had. Very beautiful

Thank BiggEsmalls
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to SCUBA dive. Amazing visibility and tons of wildlife! We saw sharks, eagle rays, squid, turtles and tons of fish.

Thank TheTwinsMom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Diving at Palancar Gardens. Good 50ft dive with light current. The dive company suggested by Amstar staff at the hotel was a very poor outfit.

Thank J G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time! Although crystal clear the beach was full of tiny rocks which you get used to when you go to Cozumel. A bit on the expensive side to eat, but at least we were in a nice place.

Thank carolmL1184JZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had gone to Cozumel with my sister and wanted to try Discover Scuba diving well first look at this amazing reef and I continued on and got certified. It was spectacular and would recommend it to any diver new or experienced. Was breathtaking and...More

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August 17, 2018|
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Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
I think what you’re looking for is actually a dive shop. Most of them will take trips out with snorkelers and divers. Check websites. Some locations like paradise Reef are great for snorkeling and diving, however if you go... More
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.