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Palancar Reef

Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
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This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim throughs” (173 reviews)
“beautiful reef” (102 reviews)
“sea life” (152 reviews)
Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

There are four Palancars, Palancar Gardens, Palancar Horseshoe, Palancar Pinnacles, and Palancar Caves. All are great dive sites.

Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to snorkel, got to see a few different species of fish and coral even a few sea turtles.

Thank Ange B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved snorkeling the Palancar Reef!! We went there as part of our snorkeling excursion with Alberto's glass bottom boats. The guides were friendly and helpful. We saw lots of beautiful fish!

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely top 3 on the bucket list !! This is one of those things that you really need to check off as a Must Do item.

Thank srussell2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Too beautiful to pass up! The entire island is worth driving. It can be done in less than an hour and only one road will take you all the way around. Beautiful!!!!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We specifically came here to do the snorkel tour. The tour guides were professional and made sure the group was all together, which is especially important in spots as there were many other tour groups there too. The only reason I give one star is...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a beginners dive and snorkel. We had a great experience. We dove with the dive resort at occidental. We saw a lot of fish beautiful coral the reef is wonderful with many swim throughs. There were several plankton type jellyfish on my...More

Thank Dkvasquez
Reviewed 5 days ago

there are more deep waters in here, all kind of ocean life, turtles, dolphins, fish , fish and more fish!

Thank PauSupernova
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The scuba diving was fantastic. We were out of the current and dive Paradise Dive Master Juan was fantastic

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding visibility and water quality. I've been here several times and can't wait to go back as the quality of diving is unparalleled.

Thank NorCalCraig
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Amanda M
21 May 2017|
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Response from PhadraHalifaxNS | Reviewed this property |
Are you looking to SCUBA? Or merely snorkel swim? We used PRO-DIVE for our SCUBA. There will be packages available. Make sure they are TRIP ADVISOR approved AND pay Pesos - it will save you money over buying US... More
Cathy B
15 April 2017|
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Response from NEARBOLT | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not so sure that would be wise. Even if you were able to get to the reef, there is a ton of boat traffic and most of the really cool sites are a min of 30' down. Also, there is a fairly strong current when divers... More
28 March 2017|
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Response from BritmickUSA | Reviewed this property |
If you want to dive on Palancar reef you need to go on a diving boat, l paid $35 & was out there 2 & 1/2hrs. There are strong currents out there, but as it's only 1/4ml from land, a really strong & healthy person could do... More