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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Palancar Park
Palancar Beach, one of the best all-around beach spots on Cozumel, is especially acclaimed for its water sports, including kayaking, snorkeling, sailing and diving. You can rent a dive charter and also grab some grub at the nearby restaurants and bars. Travelers especially recommend Palancar Beach and Palancar Reef for cruise patrons looking to escape a pre-planned excursion for a more authentic experience. Travelers also described the just-offshore Palancar Gardens as an excellent spot for divers of all skill levels. Even if you're an experienced diver, it's recommended you rent a charter to avoid the hassle of permits or licensing. All diving companies must have a license to operate, and while swimmers are allowed to dive on their own, we recommend that you hire local experts who are familiar with the diving terrain. Others say it's a must-do even if you're planning just to skim the surface snorkeling the Palancar Shallows.
Mar 19, 2005, 12:00 AM
Amazing place to dive. Went to 85 ft and then went on a night dive later. Nice current-not too strong. A lot of swim throughs, but beginner divers tended to run low on air early. Recommend advance or experienced divers go to deeper depths only. All boat dives on this trip. No rough seas. Lots of animal life and coral reefs not damaged by hurricanes of summer, 2004. Love to go back soon!
Originally posted on shorediving.com