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Palancar Reef: Tours & Tickets

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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 1 week ago via mobile

Palancar reef is outstanding. Great coral formations and a lot of fish. I hope they will protect the reef. We see some corsl degradation. Maybe too crowded with people who are not aware that coral is very fragile.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Francois915
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the amazing dive sites on Cozumel, this is my favorite. The abundance of marine life, the beautiful coral. Well worth the extra time spent getting there by boat. Especially fantastic on a night time. I love hearing (and seeing) the splendid toad fish.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank johnlovessheila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a snorkelling tour out of Cozumel to the nearby coral reefs. Palancar was by far the most impressive, both in Coral and marine wildlife. As the reef is relatively shallow we were able to enjoy it only by using snorkelling equipment.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank radub118
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed stopping here, fabulous snorkeling and gorgeous water. Dzul-ha has more fish, but I’d still absolutely recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jjcoffman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We also had a fantastic shore excursion in Cozumel with Eduardo & the crew of the El Magnifico on the Starfish excursion. They were attentive to our safety and yet made sure we had fun too! Eduardo, the divemaster, consistently monitored where our group was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank DeenaWatson
Reviewed 6 September 2019

My wife and I snorkeled this reef and I dove it the next day, while she snorkeled above. Abundant sea life. beautiful reef and an overall great experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank billg68bg
Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

We dove at Palancar Reef and had a wonderful experience. There are plenty of marine animals that keep your viewing pleasure busy at all times.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank RudyL-Travel
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Beautiful, clear blue water, saw two sea turtles, ray, lots of fish. Great experience. Guides from Occidental were great very helpful. This was one of my favorite snorkel experiences.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Jo Ann T
Reviewed 3 September 2019

We went here on a snorkel excursion and the reef was beautiful! Plenty of fish and sea life and coral. We also seen a spotted eagle ray and made our day. The reef is a little deep for snorkeling in most areas that we were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank mitsugirly
Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

I love diving this reef. The coral Formations are breath taking. The visibility is crystal clear and the water is so warm I don’t have to where a wetsuit. I highly recommend diving with Blue Magic Scuba. Their boat Captain Angel is the best and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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3 August 2019|
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Response from ctk125 | Reviewed this property |
You need a dive or snorkel guide. It is a short boat trip off the beach.
Javier E
8 March 2019|
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Response from brayannis | Reviewed this property |
Snorkeling is pretty good in front of the hotel. No kids joined us on the snorkeling excursion so I'm not sure if there is an age requirement. There are a couple of beach/ water parks nearby....one of which, I believe, is... More