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Paradise (Paraiso) Reef

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Address: Cozumel, Mexico

Brightly colored brain and star corals, sea fans and lots of sea life make...

Brightly colored brain and star corals, sea fans and lots of sea life make this a popular diving site, especially for night diving.

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diving at 40ft

Closest reef to downtown , nothing special if snorkel by shore, but beautiful and full of sea live if dive at 40ft

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This reef is closer in to shore and is really crowded at night. That said, there were lots of really pretty marine life at night with octopus, eel, basket stars, and crabs. Still, the tons of lights all around made for an anxious dive and had to make sure you didn't get in with another group. I probably would not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Closest reef to downtown , nothing special if snorkel by shore, but beautiful and full of sea live if dive at 40ft

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Langley City, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

well snorkelling with a friend who was new to snorkelling- safe water, lots of fish so great first time experience for her- handy to Cozumel

Thank JimboCanucks
Lafayette, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We did two night dives here and saw lots of octopus, lobsters, crabs and squid. We also did a daytime dive which wasn't so great.

Thank Jodi G
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went diving with Dive Paradise to Paradise Reef. One of the best reefs in Cozumel. Loved the unique variety of fish and coral beds. Just gorgeous!

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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Did my first night dive at this reef. Really close to the new marina so easy to get there. Lots to see at night time, octopus, crab, lobsters and sea snakes.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

we did a day time dive so we would be familiar for the night dive. 2 complete different worlds. Unbelievable ! the wild life was incredible. My favorite was the photo plankton. Our guide took us to the sand flats, had us turn off our lights than wave our arms and legs. The fire works were outstanding.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This reef is probably the most used in Cozumel. We stayed at the El Presidente for years and it's adjacent to the hotel. At night one doesn't see the damage the divers have done. The octopus come out and one can see many things. It's a shallow safe dive with no current.

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Some morning dives, most afternoon dives and most evening dives are done on Paradise because it is close to town. It shows the wear, but is still wonderful. We love the grassy areas off of the reef for small critters. This trip we saw squid, seahorse, pygmy filefish, multiple lion fish, scorpion fish, puffers and juvenile everything. A great reef,... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

First time my kids had ever going under the auga! What a beautiful spot to see the coral reefs and the gorgeous bottom in Cozumel.


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