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Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving...

This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.

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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

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Palancar Reef!! Safe & Beautiful to Dive!!

I've been diving for 30 years and Palancar Reef has been a favorite over the past decades. Crystal clear waters, beautiful reefs,, and excellent marine life make it seem like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2016
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Street, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

The day snorkeling with three teenagers was fun for all. We encountered many different varieties of fish. Also saw starfish and sea turtle. Very colorful fish to view!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I've been diving for 30 years and Palancar Reef has been a favorite over the past decades. Crystal clear waters, beautiful reefs,, and excellent marine life make it seem like Disney World every time you go into the blue. Take a camera, your gonna love it down there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

You won't find many reefs better than this system. It had been 10 years since our last visit, and on that visit, the reefs had just been decimated by hurricanes; it looked like snow had fallen. 10 years later we'd heard they had bounced back, and indeed they seem to have. We dove with Pro Dive Mexico-Cozumel. 4 dives total:... More 

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Lanai City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

beautiful reeef! sponges! fish! rays! sharks!! must do. very experienced giudes, smaller numbers= better service and groups!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We had one-tank dive there with Dive House (dm's David and Raoul), and it was absolutely incredible. Swim throughs were going one after another, we probably did around ten. Looking forward to come back there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

My wife & I took a daytrip to Cozumel for the purpose of snorkeling this famous reef. We were not disappointed & I estimate visibility was 150 feet! I'm sure that if we were divers the scenery would have been even more spectacular. I have snorkeled in Hawaii, French Polynesia, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, the Bahamas, off Key... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

The Palancar Reef is huge, but very muted browns. We saw maybe 1 small school of blue fish. Every other fish we saw can be seen anywhere else. Very disappointing!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Great area for diving with lot's of verity and sealife. You can dive deep or stay on top and go with the current.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We loved the coral and marine life during our dives here. We did 18 total dives in the area and it was incredible overall

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

you will see amazing stuff, turtles, toad fish, eels, stingrays, Huge Lobsters and more. the Reef is still healthy.

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