Chankanaab Reef, Cozumel

4.2
#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 on your holiday in Cozumel, and find out what else Cozumel has to offer, use our Cozumel itinerary maker.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Good for 2nd or later dives because it is shallow. Lots of turtles as well as lobsters. But them the place is full of them anyway!  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    This is an opportunity to snorkel around, watch a sea lion show, look around and see how tequila is made amongst many many things. You can swim with dolphins and too. There is a general entrance fee a...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Chankanaab is a stunning place to dive. Feels much like you are swimming through your aquarium: schools of Grunts and Margates thread through the coral heads, elusive Splendid Toadfish, Eels, minute P...  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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