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Palancar Reef: Tours & Tickets

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This beautiful reef sits in about 80 feet of water and is a popular diving spot.
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Parque Marino de Cozumel | One mile off the southeastern coast, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

These reefs our wonderful and so full of life and are definitely worth the experience. Dive house is the best dive place around.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

saw alot of nice fish in very clear water. depth was about 60 feet. Saw turtle and a Barracuda. Dive leader kept a good eye on everone to ensure saftey. Brought me a weight when they noticed I needed alittle more to balance out.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019 via mobile

Palancar reef is outstanding. Great coral formations and a lot of fish. I hope they will protect the reef. We see some corsl degradation. Maybe too crowded with people who are not aware that coral is very fragile.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Francois915
Reviewed 9 October 2019

Of all the amazing dive sites on Cozumel, this is my favorite. The abundance of marine life, the beautiful coral. Well worth the extra time spent getting there by boat. Especially fantastic on a night time. I love hearing (and seeing) the splendid toad fish.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank johnlovessheila
Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

We took a snorkelling tour out of Cozumel to the nearby coral reefs. Palancar was by far the most impressive, both in Coral and marine wildlife. As the reef is relatively shallow we were able to enjoy it only by using snorkelling equipment.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank radub118
Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed stopping here, fabulous snorkeling and gorgeous water. Dzul-ha has more fish, but I’d still absolutely recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jjcoffman
Reviewed 17 September 2019

We also had a fantastic shore excursion in Cozumel with Eduardo & the crew of the El Magnifico on the Starfish excursion. They were attentive to our safety and yet made sure we had fun too! Eduardo, the divemaster, consistently monitored where our group was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank DeenaWatson
Reviewed 6 September 2019

My wife and I snorkeled this reef and I dove it the next day, while she snorkeled above. Abundant sea life. beautiful reef and an overall great experience.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

We dove at Palancar Reef and had a wonderful experience. There are plenty of marine animals that keep your viewing pleasure busy at all times.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank RudyL-Travel
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Beautiful, clear blue water, saw two sea turtles, ray, lots of fish. Great experience. Guides from Occidental were great very helpful. This was one of my favorite snorkel experiences.

Date of experience: August 2019
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5 August 2019|
Response from Robin195300 | Reviewed this property |
Yes go on internet and browse then contact dive shop direct and they will pick you up at end of pier just confirming which pier your ship docks at
3 August 2019|
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Response from ctk125 | Reviewed this property |
You need a dive or snorkel guide. It is a short boat trip off the beach.
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9 March 2019|
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Response from brayannis | Reviewed this property |
Snorkeling is pretty good in front of the hotel. No kids joined us on the snorkeling excursion so I'm not sure if there is an age requirement. There are a couple of beach/ water parks nearby....one of which, I believe, is... More