Palancar Reef, Cozumel, Mexico | CruiseBe
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Palancar Reef

Activities, Natural sights
reef, swim, dive

Palancar Reef is a large coral reef on the southwest side of the island of Cozumel and is part of the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park. The site, popular with scuba divers, is divided into several sections based on depth and coral formations. Dive depths range from 50 to 110 feet (15 to 34 m), with coral swim-throughs in many places.



  • Angelfish
  • Barracuda
  • Crabs
  • Grouper
  • Moray eels
  • Nurse Sharks
  • Ocean sunfish
  • Parrotfish
  • Sea turtles
  • Spiny lobster
  • Splendid toadfish
  • Yellowtail amberjack

Dive locations

  • Palancar horseshoe
  • Palancar caves
  • Palancar garden
  • Palancar shallows
  • Palancar deep


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