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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  • Pretty reef... got lots of video of gorgeous coral, gorgonids, sponges, etc. Also, schools of various types of grunts, some big snappers, etc. Very relaxing drift dive with only moderate current on a ...  more »
  • This is a little rough at times but has amazing snorkeling. Very well trained guides help you and very safe with them at Chankanaab Park.  more »
  • I've never been too excited about Chankanaab Reef. It's usually crowded with not a lot to see. There is always the possibility however of encountering eagle rays during the winter months.  more »

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Most accommodations in Cozumel line the island's western shoreline, offering excellent beach access and the airport. Avenida Rafael E. Melgar provides the widest range of hotels and private rentals, with some of the more spacious and relaxed options sitting around 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the town center. Budget-conscious travelers should look to the main township, where a selection of smaller guesthouses and pensions can be found just a few streets back from the beach.
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