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Palancar Reef, Cozumel
(4.7/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We dove palancar reef November 8 2016. In particular we dove the gardens, cedar pass, the caves and horseshoe. I last dove this reef in 1993. It has survived 2 hurricanes. Overall I would saw that the...  more »
  • We did snorkeling on this Reef and it was simply SENSATIONAL. Totally recommended, clarity and the variety of fish is incredible.
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  • Plenty of swim thru spots at 70-80 feet with a great upper reef to finish at about 35-40 feet where you get to see some great coral formations and marine life. Cozumel dive masters are doing a great j...  more »