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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.
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Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was great to snorkel here. We saw plenty fish, a turtle, barracuda and lovely coral. Went with a company so there was a group of us. Pretty reef.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A reef one should not miss diving on, see something different with each dive. Highly recommended. The coral and marine life was truly beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

2 tank dive on private charter well worth the money. Got to pet a nurse shark, feed a moray eel, spotted eagle rays.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 222brandta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great visibility and lots of sea life. We were with Blue Dream Divers that are located on Playa Azul. Jesus & David were excellent! There were King Crabs, parrot fish, lion fish, blue tang, eagle rays, drum coral, fan coral, finger coral, sgt major fish,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 530kathic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The diving was magnificent! Coral is healthy and fish are abundant. Visited by a few eagle rays, turtles, and lots of large spiny lobster.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Besti76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Palancar has some of the best structure and swim throughs in Cozumel. This is a truly amazing dive site

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JennandEdC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Phenomenal coral formations! Big sea life like HUGE Grouper! Great visibility with a nice current to enjoy the ride in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paris6eme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific diving. Check out a dive company called Palancar. They run a very smooth operation. Highly recommend them.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yana3022
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite is Palancar Caves, but Palancar Gardens is rich and wonderful, Palancar Deep great, too. Beautiful towering coral, great swimthroughs, lots to explore, and current usually enough that you can drift comfortably but not get swept away from your group.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EriknCheryl2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The encounters were nothing short of amazing. There were spotted eagle rays on almost every dive. I could not wait to see what each jump in would lead to. It has been a magnificent and amazing trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicky S
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December 7, 2018|
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Response from Kerry Z | Reviewed this property |
I took a very reasonable excursion for $59 to the Palancar Reef and the Starfish Sanctuary and I loved it!! We snorkeled for 45min at the first stop (the reef) and it was about 45ft deep. Water was very clear and I was able... More
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Meezer V
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
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bklenke
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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