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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  • We did some snorkeling on the reef. Gorgeous! The water was perfect and lots of sea life to see! We even saw a sea turtle. Our guides were amazing and were patient with us as we explored the reef. I.....  more »
  • The girls on The palancar Reef or like most of the girls around Mexico. Pretty much bleached and covered with brown algae. Not an attractive sight at all. Not none of the colorful things you usually.....  more »

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