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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 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful beach and diving. Great day trip from cruise ship or if you are staying on the island. I will visit again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mincyphipps
Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw an eagle ray with a 7’ wing span, spotted and green moray eels and a large turtle along with countless other fish. Beautiful diving.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NancyDenver_CO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the most popular dive sites in Cozumel. Great for diver with different level of experience. Only Accessible by boat.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot visit Cozumel and NOT get in the water. Palancar Reef is beautiful and a must see. You have to go here if you have time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carlkerby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long as the current is not too strong, there is no better place to see fantastic formations, abundant marine life, and colourful vibrant fish.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tom_236598
Reviewed 1 week ago

we saw what we had to see and were able to dive among blocks of coral, nice place for diving, we recommend you chose this dive

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robertvalerie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing reef formations and variety of marine life. Visibility was REALLY good and water was warm, even in November.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Derrick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was an extremely strong current which didn’t make for an enjoyable dive for me. It was a colourful reef but due to the current I didn’t see much marine life.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peter c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful reef, but a little deep for snorkeling. We saw the reef from a distance and then went to Columbia Reef and got to take a closer look and saw things close up.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the dive, incredible coral canyons and caves, and the current does the work for you. Jump in, drop down, and goggle at the spectacle that is Palancar reef. Great wildlife too, we saw multiple turtles, lobster, sharks, and so much more!

Date of experience: November 2018
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7 December 2018|
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Response from tedg36 | Reviewed this property |
Marginal snorkeling. Do not know about tours. Check out Sea Robin dive company.
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
22 June 2018|
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Response from ColonelDancer | Reviewed this property |
I didnt even notice any seagrass. Im a new diver and i was just getting used to the strong currents! But the waters were gorgeous!