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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim throughs” (187 reviews)
“fish” (551 reviews)
“great dive” (163 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"
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"sea life"
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"drift diving"
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"great visibility"
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"lots of marine life"
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"coral heads"
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"clear water"
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"dive sites"
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"snorkel trip"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice dive with many animals on the reef. Tons of fish and coral. Nice drift dive. I would use Dive with Julio.

Thank mrjowens
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was on a dive boat that took us to this reef. So much to look at. Saw rays, nurse sharks, turtles and zillions of beautiful fish, corals and animals. Not to miss.

Thank Terri T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Palancar is a lovely place to do simple pass-throughs. The coral towers majestically, cathedral-like. Good odds of running into a turtle. I have never snorkeled here, but the diving is always rewarding.

Thank supersusanita
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great dive site where the reef is in good shape and has lots of fish, including rays and nurse sharks.

Thank tedujam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my first scuba trip to the “Open Ocean”. I just got my Open Water Certification back October 2017. When i would tell people i was “going to Cozumel” in June to Scuba Dive they would say “oh, its the most beautiful water anywhere”....More

Thank ColonelDancer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just completed 8 dives along the Palancar Reef and one night dive. The water clarity is great. The slight current creates easy drift dives. The variety of aquatic life is robust... Sea Turtles, French Queen Angelfish, Lobster, Pufferfish, Stingrays, Nurse Sharks, Moray Eels, etc......More

Thank Joey N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the best and most memorable experience snorkelling above the coral reef. Saw a turtle. Barracudas and sting-ray. Totally recommend this trip.

Thank SueLyle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

diving the Palancar Reef Wall is really exciting and every diver should do this at least once; having the dramatic drop to thousands of feet is thrilling to encounter and see

Thank 40yrCozumeltraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great diving with lots of pinnacles and swim throughs. Dove 3 times on part of Palancar reef. Turtles, nurse sharks and reef fish abound.

Thank RUSSELL G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on the Explora Snorkel tour. Saw turles and fish and cool to see divers below. Really beautiful reef. Best snorkeling I've ever done.

Thank Jason M
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bklenke
June 21, 2018|
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Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
There are areas of Seagrass... unsure what would constitute an “issue”... Also not sure the restaurant has a name :-)
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Marty B
February 22, 2018|
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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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frank316212
October 28, 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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