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Palancar Reef, Cozumel

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Reef Geologic Formation
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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  • Saw a lot of coral and lots of fish. Didn't see any sea turtles or anything else. It was a bit rough that day so maybe another day would have been better.  more »
  • This was my first time diving in Cozumel. Palancar Reef is the place to go when in Cozumel. I still cannot believe that water can be so blue! So gorgeous!  more »
  • We dived with scuba Mau They had nice fast new boats This was a diving high point with lots of swim thru coral tunnels and interesting fish  more »