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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.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“swim throughs” (169 reviews)
“fish” (498 reviews)
“nurse sharks” (134 reviews)
Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dove many sites on this reef and it is absolutely beautiful. If you have an opportunity to dive or snorkel, you should conside it amust do in Cozumel.

Thank Lia99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The corals, fish, swim throughs, this is a dive site for all skill levels. A lot to see, I can't wait to do it again.

Thank Schnieders-Spears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you already dived, in Maldive, Red Sea or in Thaildand, you will find upset here, there are not plenty of colorful fishes, the corals are so so. Only 1 thing positive that you can see turtle, lobster, ray

1  Thank Monica N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular! A definite place to visit. The wonders of the sea, be a part of the small percentage that share this extraordinary experience.

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chartered private boat. Saw amazing things. Swam with a sea turtle. I can't believe this place exists. Heaven.

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour to Palancar Reef, from Secrets. This was the best and most diverse snokling trip you could do! When you get in the water the first thing you will see is yourself surrounded by fish and reef dwelling creatures of all colors....More

Thank Patrick-N-Boston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's gorgeous but so are the many other dive places in Cozumel... Went there with Aldora divers and it was memorable.

Thank B A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to dive. Perfect drift dive. 50 to 100 ft visibility when we were there. Creatures in every crevice. Saw many young turtles feeding.

Thank Jimri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went scuba diving. Felt like I was inside a salt water aquarium. So many fish, sea turtles, coral and sea life.

Thank cdjkids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dove Bricks, Horseshoe and Gardens last week and all parts of the reef looked very healthy, no bleaching noticed anywhere. Turtles all over the place, bunch of nurse sharks, school of baby black-tip sharks. Great dives!

Thank stevenp465
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Amanda M
21 May 2017|
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Response from PhadraHalifaxNS | Reviewed this property |
Are you looking to SCUBA? Or merely snorkel swim? We used PRO-DIVE for our SCUBA. There will be packages available. Make sure they are TRIP ADVISOR approved AND pay Pesos - it will save you money over buying US... More
Cathy B
14 April 2017|
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Response from itsallmine | Reviewed this property |
if you mean to snorkel out to the reef from the beach without a boat, then nope. At least not safely. There are many other tour boats going to and from the reef. I guess if you're a great swimmer that likes big... More
28 March 2017|
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Response from BritmickUSA | Reviewed this property |
If you want to dive on Palancar reef you need to go on a diving boat, l paid $35 & was out there 2 & 1/2hrs. There are strong currents out there, but as it's only 1/4ml from land, a really strong & healthy person could do... More