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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 today via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful. I must for scube divers!! You will see all sorts of marine life and beautiful coral.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Belsa R
Reviewed yesterday

this is a excellent spot to snorkel awesome coral reef very pretty fish and lots of them great spot for divers too which we would also do next time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank canuckflame
Reviewed yesterday

Went here diving with scuba Tony, I dont know if its like that every day, but water was like a swimming pool, you dont see any garbage, dont see people standing up on corals, its so nice they take care of the reef like that,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank josearey79
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not ideal for the novice diver due to the currents but otherwise this group of dive sites has held up remarkably well to the volume of divers it sees daily.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnnyCanuk12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I first was certified through dive instructor Ricardo Garcia of Dive Choice Mexico. A super guy. The coral is amazing, great chance for seeing turtles and rays. If you dive and have not been here, get it on your list!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank minnspa
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a snorkle excursion from our hotel (Occidental Cozumel) for a three reef tour with Palancar being the the primary stop on the tour. The reef is fantastic and the guides are excellent and very knowledgeable about the reef and the eco concerns in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was great to snorkel here. We saw plenty fish, a turtle, barracuda and lovely coral. Went with a company so there was a group of us. Pretty reef.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A reef one should not miss diving on, see something different with each dive. Highly recommended. The coral and marine life was truly beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 tank dive on private charter well worth the money. Got to pet a nurse shark, feed a moray eel, spotted eagle rays.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 222brandta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visibility and lots of sea life. We were with Blue Dream Divers that are located on Playa Azul. Jesus & David were excellent! There were King Crabs, parrot fish, lion fish, blue tang, eagle rays, drum coral, fan coral, finger coral, sgt major fish,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 530kathic
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17 January 2019|
Response from Yana3022 | Reviewed this property |
Do you want to go diving?
7 December 2018|
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Response from Kerry Z | Reviewed this property |
I took a very reasonable excursion for $59 to the Palancar Reef and the Starfish Sanctuary and I loved it!! We snorkeled for 45min at the first stop (the reef) and it was about 45ft deep. Water was very clear and I was able... More
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17 August 2018|
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Response from supersusanita | Reviewed this property |
I think what you’re looking for is actually a dive shop. Most of them will take trips out with snorkelers and divers. Check websites. Some locations like paradise Reef are great for snorkeling and diving, however if you go... More