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Palancar Reef

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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 spot.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim throughs” (185 reviews)
“fish” (534 reviews)
“nurse sharks” (145 reviews)
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Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome diving !!! Lots of marine life and warm beautiful water. These pics are from Palancar Gardens and Horseshoe.

Thank Mmclark6811
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots to see! Beautiful fish and the reef was stunning! We were on a snorkeling boat with two teenagers who said this was their favorite activity.

Thank CrestaMesta
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here with Dressel Divers and it did not disappoint. We saw a loggerhead turtle and a green sea turtle as weel as many varieties of fish.

1  Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Diving in all of the Palancar sites is so much fun. Love the swim throughs. I always request going here especially on my first day of diving.

Thank Nicole K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Formations are amazing. Saw 2 turtles, big Barracuda & lots of sea life. Very chill compared to other dive sites. Minimal current.

1  Thank JMC5152
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozumel Reef is in great shape for diving right now. They are taking very good care of it! Lots of colorful reef and fish.

Thank Syzygy R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wall, swim throughs, overhanging coral, just wonderful! I've seen turtles, Barracudas, rays, and countless other fish.

Thank Vincent M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turttles, rays, barracudas, nurse sharks, big fish, nice coral and lots of caves, tough on snorkeling but great for scuba!

Thank Ericfontaine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palancar Reef is expansive. There are several named locations along the reef, and each is worth a look. Drift dives are so relaxing.

1  Thank bigfish210
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great multilevel diving! Turtles, drumfish, barracuda, and more! Great reef with many different sites.

Thank Katie M
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bklenke
21 June 2018|
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Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
There are areas of Seagrass... unsure what would constitute an “issue”... Also not sure the restaurant has a name :-)
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Marty B
22 February 2018|
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Response from Christina R | Reviewed this property |
We use Chichicharters for our trips but we like to be alone. Almost all the resorts offer a charter just ask they when you arrive and tell them where you want to go. Or go to chichi Carter's web site
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frank316212
28 October 2017|
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Response from Aquanaut65 | Reviewed this property |
Cabs are everywhere, and pretty reasonable. Some cabs take credit cards, so ask your driver. They take US dollars. Do NOT use the standalone ATMs that are on the street. They are notorious for eating your card and there... More
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