Chankanaab Reef, Cozumel

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#4 of 18 in Nature in Cozumel
Snorkel or scuba dive at Chankanaab Reef. With a depth of only 21 m (70 feet) and mild currents, the site is suitable both for experienced divers and beginners. Discover the underwater world of Cozumel, meaning "Little Sea" in the Mayan language. Spot numerous tropical fish species such as barracuda, moray eels, and trunkfish, as well as lobsters, sting rays, starfish, and seahorses. While diving you can admire the limestone caves, underwater sculptures, and extensive coral reef. To visit Chankanaab Reef and other attractions in Cozumel, use our Cozumel trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Descriptions suggested that it was a wilderness park to make the Trek. No, a park with shows of sea lions (great by the way!), swimming with dolphins (deplorable), zipline (supplement) crocodile in paddocks, beach and archeo replicas. About US $ 20 to enter. I did some snorkeling. Touted us the statues a little pathetic... miniature underwater. The water is pretty rough, be careful. A few beautiful fish, but the water is often too rough to appreciate. We recommend wearing jacket, but not required. I've spent about 2.5hrs. Attention to taxis: they put the big price: negotiate or move on to the next without gene!
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  • I've been in Cozumel with my family (Wife and two kids) we were cruising. We were at the Chankanaab Reef and it totally holds up, the Park is very close to the port, the more you have to get a Van, I remember skirt $6 per person. In the Park we paid the day I think it was $ $14,00 per person. We take a discount internet ticket and each adult down US $2.00. The water is incredibly clear. You can see free dolphins off the pier, there are timetables marked to do this back tour. Worth renting Snorkel in the stalls that are in the sand. Near the entrance to the Park has Wi-Fi there are a small Museum of tequila!
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  • Equipment rental is available and we had a great guide for the snorkelling. Stairs in and out make it a little easier but if it's wavy, getting out can be tricky.....as can swimming back to the shore....  more »

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