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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 today

We had a fast drift that day but sighted a few sharks off the end. Had 'Dive with Martin' as boat/dive master. good equipment also

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kiwtjro
Reviewed today

there is palancar bricks,palancar swim thrus,palancar gardens,palancar caves, so many places at palancar, try to take a flashlight so you can see the mounds of virgin coral, the colors are breath taking,again you might see a turtle but this dive is for the thousands of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank raymond h
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love diving in Cozumel! Most consistently good diving in the Carribean. The fact that the water around the island is a protected park and it is well treated by everyone, including the natives who live there. It is rare to see garbage while diving. Speaks...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank askdrbgood
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's a lot of good diving in Cozumel, of course, and we enjoyed quite a few places in the water. Palancar, in particular the Caves dive, was the highlight. The swim-throughs were amazing and the adrenaline rush of coming out over the 1000 meter abyss...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kristopher W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Palancar reef is a federally protected reef so is in pristine condition, have been diving here x 30 years and plan to continue as long as I am physically able, would recommend Palancar reef to anyone who scuba dives

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 268ronj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful but please, Cozumel Park, reduce the number of divers' boats on your beautiful reefs ... Enormous monticules colorful, but not that much fishes. Maybe scared by big cruse boats and big numbers of divers in Cozumel ...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank catou-anna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started along the wall at Palancar Reef on our first dive. Beautiful disability and not much current. We saw a very large nurse shark, eel, turtles and a minagere of colorful fish. Thank you to our Dive Master Jaime.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cindy N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Under the water with excellent Cha cha cha divers and his frontman Edmundo Torres. Clean water, pitoresque underworld flora and fauna, beautifull colors and light drift dive at the end. Must see dive site on Cozumel.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hisag2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place its is teaming with all sorts of life. The clearness of the water is unparalleled.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 696dond
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a snorkeling tour with Dressel divers and came to this reef. Was amazing to see the sea life. Saw a spotted Eagle Ray, a baby turtle, and a few barracuda among all the other littler fish out there. The reef and drop off area...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Javier E
March 8, 2019|
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Response from pc1245 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t recommend it. The reef is 30 feet below the surface. And you have to access it on a boat. There are people who snorkel there but I would personally choose a location closer to shore and more shallow Hope this... More
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Tibisai
January 17, 2019|
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Response from lyneaM2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. When you get off the ferry at Cozumel there are tons of your companies waiting for you business. You can also look up some companies ahead of town to plan your trip especially since you have 15 folks
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965oftentraveler
December 7, 2018|
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Palancar Reef is beautiful. It is deep though. If you are a strong swimmer and can swim down while snorkeling, it’s a pleasure to see. However, to swim from shore it is quite far and you have to cross where all the boats... More
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