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. To visit Palancar Reef and get the most from your holiday in Cozumel, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cozumel online attractions planner .
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  • As already mentioned the island was much nicer but its waters were and are a wonder we hope to be able to preserve them
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  • Palancar Reef (gardens and wall) is our favorite dive in Cozumel, and we recommend Diving Adventures, owned by Felipe Romo. Huge coral heads. Swim thrus that open up out onto the wall. Lots of marine ...  more »
  • We went to this dive site twice and it was my favorite. So many fish and different coral formations. It's great for deep as well as shallow diving. Lots of spots to investigate and because the East si...  more »
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