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Palancar Reef

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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 spot.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim throughs” (180 reviews)
“beautiful reef” (103 reviews)
“nurse sharks” (134 reviews)
Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice beach, nice food, the best!! Go to Palancar beach. Nice service, nice drinks, beautiful peacocks.

Thank Chowigg
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love diving Palancar. I think the best site is Palancar Gardens. It is stunning. Palancar Bricks is nice as well.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We rode our scooter way down south to Palancar Beach. We did not have a reservation. We said that two of us wanted to go out on a snorkel trip. We settled on $35/person. We waited for about 45 minutes for another couple to show...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dove almost all of the reef! Used a local company and had a blast! Saw sharks, sting rays, moray eels, tons of fish. Great visibility and warm water.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best sites I have ever dived. Can do so many different dives in such a small space. Shallow, caves, wall, as much as you can handle!

Thank Horacio N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Reef, colorful with lots of colorful fish. Excellent Dive with Roberta's Scuba Shack, Cozumel.

Thank William D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We snorkelled on the edge of the reef and saw 12-15 varieties of fish...barracuda, shark, triggerfish, angelfish,etc. Absolutely breathtaking. There was a strip of the bluest water I'd ever seen. It was Iike swimming in blue food coloring! Our guide said the hurricane had flushed...More

Thank Annod2199
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views- guides were very helpful and friendly. Helped point out plants and animals. Very hospitable with beverages and fruit.

Thank tjpurses
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dove many sites on this reef and it is absolutely beautiful. If you have an opportunity to dive or snorkel, you should conside it amust do in Cozumel.

Thank Lia99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The corals, fish, swim throughs, this is a dive site for all skill levels. A lot to see, I can't wait to do it again.

Thank Schnieders-Spears
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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 itsallmine | Reviewed this property |
if you mean to snorkel out to the reef from the beach without a boat, then nope. At least not safely. There are many other tour boats going to and from the reef. I guess if you're a great swimmer that likes big... 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