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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  • One of the better locations in Cozumel. Huge variety of coral and sea life. The swim throughs were also very cool - and our guide - Salty Endeavors seemed to know the best ones.  more »
  • This is one of my favorite reefs as it is usually full of life... it was my last dive in CZM when I encountered a swimming shark head-on and captured it on my GoPro... welcome to Palancar Reef!  more »
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