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Address: 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...

This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.

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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

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Love the reefs at Palancar

One of our favorite reefs to NOT miss on our dive trips to Cozumel with Dive House.... Great, consistent diving.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite reefs to NOT miss on our dive trips to Cozumel with Dive House.... Great, consistent diving.

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Middletown, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the lazy drift diving in and out of the many structures. Very many fish and critters. Turtles and Eagle Ray

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Midland, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is several areas to go on the reef. Lots of starfish in the white sand. Lots of turtles. Some shark, stingrays, and lots of fun if you carry some crackers. The fish were all over me.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

World famous Palancar reef is a MUST for divers going to Cozumel. But expect LOTS of divers, and even cruise ship snorklers over you(50 feet above the coral!).

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Montgomery, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a diver this place has to be on your list. Several different dive sites on Palancar reef both deep and shallow. Will not disappoint. If you are lucky you might spot the yellow seahorse on Palancar Bricks!

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Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I dove with Chili Charters operation, it was our first dive for the day. Water temp was good at 82 degrees, water very clear, and the reef has larger coral formations. Rene our DM guided us in and out of the large formations. It's amazing to see and it's so beautiful. Our dept was about 78 feet and it's about... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with Dressel as part of my dive package - was fantastic - so many beautiful things to see. Best find - a 10ft nurse shark, eagle rays ...

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of lobsters, great visibility! This is a popular dive site and I can see why. Leopard sharks and many sting rays. This was in our top 3 sites we dove while in Cozumel.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much sealife. A must see. We booked a 3-reef snorkel tour and this was one of the reefs. Tons of fish, rays and even a nurse shark. This was one of the best snorkel trips I have ever done.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of fans and fish--even barracuda. Sometimes the current/waves make it more difficult for less confident snorkelers, but it is worth the swim.

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