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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 23 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We went on a snorkeling trip arranged from Sunscape Sabor Hotel Cozumel and Palancar Reef was one of the spots we visited. We can recommend a trip to this spot. We also visited El Cielo(with lots of starfish) and Colombia with lots of fish and...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Whether you dive Gardens, Bricks, Caves or Horseshoe the Palancar Reef is quintessentially Cozumel. With its huge coral pinnacles and awesome swim-throughs it is usually done as a first and deeper dive of the day. You won’t find as much fish life as on the...More

Thank CozJustCuz
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Beautiful, lots of variety of fish, LOTS of fan coral. It was so neat to see all the wonderful life on this reef.

Thank 4beachboys
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Diving in Cozumel is a fabulous experience. The coral formations are wonderful and impressive. The reefs are in excellent health and full of live. There are a lot of dive boats about. Make sure you choose a dive operator that goes out early. That way...More

Thank tpf01
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We went here to snorkel and enjoy the beach. There is no entry fee but you are asked to pay to rent lounge chairs and an umbrella. You can sit at a table for no charge. We enjoyed the large swimming area and found a...More

Thank mgribben
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Great tall corral with swim throughs. Magnificent. Great for beginners, 80 feet max on this dive. Strong currents though.

Thank Liz L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

awesome clean great visibility lots to see coral fish turtles shark and stingray went to santa rosa reef

Thank Shelly P
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We really enjoyed our snorkeling here! The fish were incredible and the water was so clear. We saw fish of all different colors and sizes!

Thank jlgnorton
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a big reef but for snorkeling it is just too deep and not much to see except for far away. We did see a small green sea turtle and quite a few fish, nothing spectacular that we haven't seen snorkeling before. I think...More

Thank DOUG H
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17 August 2018|
Response from preciado691 | Reviewed this property |
In my case a took a small boat and it was not crowded. I only did snorkel. There are many options to choose but I would recommend to search for: visita Mexico destino Quintana Roo Cozumel (It didn't allow me to write it... More
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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!
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Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
I use blue magic scuba, but all the dive shops will go there.