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Chankanaab Reef

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Address: Cozumel, Mexico

At a depth of 70 feet, this reef is a great spot to learn how to snorkel.

At a depth of 70 feet, this reef is a great spot to learn how to snorkel.

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Shallow Shore Dive With Lots Of Wildlife

A great shore dive, this is in front of Chakanaab Park. A great beginner dive, this is shallow with mild currents. A sandy floor with small coral head formation, you'll see French... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael S
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great shore dive, this is in front of Chakanaab Park. A great beginner dive, this is shallow with mild currents. A sandy floor with small coral head formation, you'll see French Angels, Lionfish, Bar Jacks, Groupers, Hogfish, crabs, Moray eels, Grunts, Parrot fish, Snappers and maybe even Spiney Lobster.

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Hemet, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great setting and beautiful waters, Chankanaab was recommended to us as a must see site by the hotel and it was a great choice

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I snorkeled here and it was amazing. Everything was so blue and clear. We saw lots of fish that included barracuda, surgeon, trigger, parrot, and even saw some rays. I can't say enough, it was excellent!!

Thank MichelleSteven
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chill by the bar. In the pool. Walk around the short trail. Do some solo snorkeling or jump of the platform into the water.

Thank Enobaria L
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I snorkeled here. It's a very easy spot to snorkel, especially if you don't have a lot of experience. It's within an enclosed area that is managed by a sea park, kind of like a Sea World. You do have to pay about $20 for admission, but it's worth it. There is a sandy beach with plenty... More 

Thank ellendesign
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this as an excursion through our cruise ship. We paid $89 per person for an entire day at the park, all you can eat food and drink, snorkeling, guided tour through the Mayan/botanical garden , tequila tasting and a sea lion show. It also included transportation to and from our ship port. It was a great value. You... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very beginner friendly! Neat to see the sunken statues & caves! Can get awfully busy due to cruise traffic when ships are in port! Grab a spot under a hut early!!

Thank Ruby1329
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

My wife and I age 60 were there with a tour group called Cozumel Jeep Experience we book through our hotel with Nexus Sunwing for $110.. Jeep, tikila factory, Punta Sur, then lunch then swim.. Chankanaab Reef is full of wild life. Water is clear. Current a tad strong. Everyone wears a life jacket. Food there was excellent but hard... More 

Thank Rockon99
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a great time snorkeling at this reef. It was probably on of the longest and best guided snorkeling gigs we have been on. Our guide was Nelson from the Palace Resort Hotel on Cozumel. He took us all around the reef, stopping to point things out to the group and even dove down to take pictures for some... More 

Thank midoplay
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Had a great experience snorkeling in the reefs! The lobster and turtles were a bonus to the beautiful fish and coral we saw

Thank Angiefurt

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