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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 October 17, 2018 via mobile

That's where you want to dive for flower pot type corals with wall just hinting away !!! Deep water dive combining great corals an cave type formation

Thank phagarty
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Amazing the wonders of Caribbean life you find here. We were lucky to see a big loggerhead turtle and a couple of very elegant cat sharks

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Beautiful, a lot of corals and wild life. My favorite diving sites in Cozumel. It has 'caves' - a lot of swim-throughs which are very fun to dive in.

Thank Lada_Po
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Excellent snorkeling tour to 3 reefs with an EXCELLENT crew. We had a 1st time snorkeler (my daughter-in-law). She was terrified to get on boat but her worries very soon evaporated due to the crew's caring and patient demeanor with her. We almost couldn't get...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful reefs, full of life - Dive with Cristina is the boat to take you. Saw turtles, sharks, lots and lots of fish.

Thank AnitaDen
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Best dive I've done. Must do if you want to dive in Cozumel. Unique reef formation in a beautiful blue sea.

Thank imaxbr
Reviewed October 8, 2018

With deep waters you loose the colors of the beautiful fish. I can only compare the reef to the Reefs in Hawaii and really... there is NO comparison. I was stung by multiple baby jellyfish. It felt like I was being scratched by the kelp...More

Thank YumaAZGirly
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful dive spot. We went out with Living Underwater and had a great experience. The water is so clear!

Thank Katie G
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Newer diver, absolutely beautiful!! Recently got advanced open water certification. Was able to go deeper and see more. Cozumel five house is awesome!!!

Thank Gbks66
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The palancar reef and Star fish sanctuary snorkeling tour gets two thumbs up. The boat, staff and location are all very well done and no complaints by me or my wife. Juan is an awesome guide and keeps it lively the entire time. You definitely...More

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December 7, 2018|
Response from xtremebutterfly | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, we dove it and we’re about 45-60 feet deep for the most part. Most dive shops have the best snorkeling places already marked for you, to be safe I’d check with someone very familiar with the area.
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!