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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 1 June 2018 via mobile

Great little curio stores (and they accept credit cards). Snorkel to el Cielio - $25 - for 1.5 hours. It’s half the time of the trip if you go with somewhere more north on the island, but the only difference is the distance you have...More

Thank OliviaJo
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We dove Palencar Gardens and The Horseshoe and it was AMAZING! The diversity of the marine life and coral was breathtaking.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Try not to miss this site. Its a really good dive. Easy drift and not to deep. Our water was very clear.

Thank TennesseeVol155197
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Very healthy and colorful dive site that did not disappoint. I have dove Palancar Bricks as well as Palancar Horseshoe and both were spectacular; world-class. Use Aldora Divers for best results - 10/10!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite dives ever. Beautiful underwater formations and stunning colors. I felt like I was diving in a movie.

Thank SHpandtrvl
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Palancar gardens were the most amazing dive I have ever done. Amazing reef formations huge fish and full of life.

Thank Jaana B
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is not good for Snorkelling. The area was covered with seaweed, coral is very deep, and we didn’t see any color. We only saw one stingray laying at the bottom. Otherwise, there is not much to see here.

Thank Jamal K
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Have dove Palancar Reef twice. Both dives have been awsome, very colorfull and alot to see on the dive. Highly recomend diving this reef.

Thank lumberman2000
Reviewed 22 May 2018

One of the best reefs! The was ample marine life, warm water, and plenty of coral structures. We saw nurse sharks, lobsters, huge crabs, trumpet fish, shrimp, rays, and so much more. The huge reef structures were fun to explore

Thank 6MelissaG75
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Wonderful reef, with many different dive sites. The variety of marine life made things interesting, as well as the coral formations.

Thank Megan M
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21 June 2018|
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 :-)
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
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