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Chankanaab Reef

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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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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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Easy Dive- Beautiful!

Chankanaab Reef is an excellent 2nd tank dive- Only about 30-35', with lots of fish and corals. Plenty of visability too!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
crutch45
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chankanaab Reef is an excellent 2nd tank dive- Only about 30-35', with lots of fish and corals. Plenty of visability too!

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were taken to the bottom to view this reef by way of our "dive" on the submarine Atlantis. We saw a large variety of fish, coral and a shipwreck. Would highly recommend this from Atlantis.

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Mexico City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I been here so many times, always perfect, maybe this time contamination affects the reef, but still a lot of fishes and fauna; you´ll love the place, is just 9km away from Cozumel downtown.

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Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is incredible the sea life is magnificent but our luck was supreme we encounter two Toro Sharks and one Eagle Gray, Lobsters, eels and turtles. Once in a life time experience if you go to Cozumel to dive do not miss Chankanaab.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place for snorkeling. We saw stingray, many different types of fish, crabs, etc. This is definitely a great place to go if you are looking for something to do in cozumel.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We snorkeled around and dove down to touch the submerged statues. Lots of fish. Appreciated the cave / cenote at the end, contrasting salt water and fresh water.

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cancun
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chankanaab has a lot of activities, several restaurants, beachside service, a gorgeous garden that is worth walking through

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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for snorkeling or for scuba diving, this is perfect for those learning or first time young snorkelers. Nice beach.

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a short drive but worth it. $21 U.S to get in. Get there early to get ahead of the cruise ship crowd. Snorkelling is best closest to the dolphin enclosure.clean bathrooms and friendly staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chankanaab Park as well as the Reef for scuba diving and snorkelling is such a great place to visit. A must for the people who visit Cozumel.

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