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At a depth of 70 feet, this reef is a great spot to learn how to snorkel.
Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We swam with dolphins and manatees. I wanted to be certain they were treated humanely and it appears they are recues, but it was tough to tell. They loved us and were glad to see everyone. Staff was knowledgebale. Photos are very expensive. Food not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DeborahD220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dolphin encounter great and zip lining too Good food. Great snorkeling. Is pretty expensive. Snorkel gear available for rent. Also locker for your personal belonging

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ExtensiveTraveler2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current tends to run north to south at this one site. Small coral formations. I think there are better second dives like Yucab or even Paradise Reef. A week long trip usually gets you here once if you are staying closer to town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sedorj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've seen eagle rays here, but on a whole it's a boring dive site. It's good for beginnning divers however.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rose M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw lots of colorful fish, a nurse shark, 70-100lb grouper, lobsters, brain coral, spotted eagle ray and more!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mjsfurkids
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Nice place to visit, take ferry over to Playa de Carmen. Plenty of shopping. Beautiful weather and in October/November the ocean water temperatures are great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DayTrip715061
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I could not get the hang of breathing out of my mouth instead of my nose. It was a struggle. Favio was wonderful. I wanted to change my mind several times but Favio calmed me down and not once did he make me feel like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Klawuhn
Reviewed October 27, 2018

It was our second time diving the Chankanaab Reef and we had a great experience. Plenty of ocean life to see there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary F
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Great food at the beach restaurant and the snorkeling was amazing!The Tequila tasting was so informative and my cousins loved the dolphin experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sebring961
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Chankanaab Reef is a great place. We saw a show there back in 2016 all about the Mayan Indians. It done very nicely. We went back in 2017 Looked around and did some snokeling. They also have it so you can swim with the dolphins.

Date of experience: December 2017
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from MichelleSteven | Reviewed this property |
I didn't dive while I was there. But I don't think you need reservations. There is a dive shop located directly on the beach at Chankanaab and I think you can book right there. But I am not positive. Cozumel has some great... More
January 22, 2017|
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Response from Annabelannabel15 | Reviewed this property |
We went to Chankanaab as a 'day trip' and the snorkel equipment was included in the entry fee.
November 19, 2016|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of free access