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Palancar Reef, Cozumel
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Home to a riotous array of tropical ocean life, Palancar Reef stands as one of the world's most renowned locations for underwater exploration. Consisting of four different coral clusters, the reef lies approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) from shore, and teems with turtles, sharks, eels, and an array of multi-colored fish. You can join a snorkeling excursion from the island in order to explore the reef's shallower stretches, while scuba divers can range to depths of up to 34 m (110 ft) and even swim through massive coral arches in some places. Either way, you'll have a great view of the reef thanks to the surrounding water's visibility of 70 m (230 ft)--among the farthest on the planet. Arrange to visit Palancar Reef and other attractions in Cozumel using our Cozumel travel itinerary maker.
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  • think this is the sixth time in about 8 years that I/we have dove here. It is beautiful and Tres Pelicanos gives you the time and direction to have a great dive 
  • Had the best day and three different sites along the coastline with Cozumel Cruise Excursions. We arrived into Cozumel on a cruise ship and had booked this independently from the UK - $50 bargain! 
  • This option of snorkelling, diving or mini-submarines is attractive is not knowing anything. Sorry for this comment if you think hurtful. The 3 reefs are devastated, or traces of coral, is dying. Fish, scarce and only go if you give them food. Surrounded by no less than 8 cruises of tremendous size, there is nothing natural. Years ago I did snorkeling in Choroni and incomparable... Chichiribiche. TB incomparable with many of the islands of Angra two Reis, with quantities of fish infinitely superior, with islets to be only..., dentist for example. Very commercial, very bloated.
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