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Chankanaab Reef

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At a depth of 70 feet, this reef is a great spot to learn how to snorkel.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cozumel, Mexico
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"sea lion show"
in 44 reviews
"fish"
in 81 reviews
"el clavado"
in 8 reviews
"tequila tasting"
in 22 reviews
"underwater statues"
in 5 reviews
"sea life"
in 22 reviews
"swim with the dolphins"
in 15 reviews
"zip line"
in 11 reviews
"shallow dive"
in 7 reviews
"great park"
in 5 reviews
"great dive"
in 19 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"dolphin discovery"
in 5 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 6 reviews
"clams"
in 8 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 11 reviews
"nachos"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

More sights at this reef than most of the other 6 dives in the caribbean combined. Saw eels, lobsters, barracuda, rays, fish, etc

Thank Silver A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we have visited this park several times and will return again. beautiful botanical gardens and crystal clear waters. this place is a national park and also has swimming with the dolphins and other things of interest for all ages

Thank William E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 4-5th time at Chankanaab we love it here! It is beautiful, well maintained and the snorkeling is amazing! Everyone is friendly and the buffet was pretty good for the price. They have shops, drinks, food, water, scuba diving and all sorts of...More

Thank James R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the dive site the best did my last of 16 dives here they saved the best for last so beautiful

Thank tejcekd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here twice on vacation. Once right after a dolphin excursion and we liked it so much we went back. It is a nice place to snorkel right off the shore. We did notice less fish our second time around. There was also a...More

Thank 4beachboys
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Nice dive, lots of eels and lobsters Moderate current. Good close spot for an afternoon dive. Crowded.

Thank Junaid K
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

You find a great selection on this reef...best of all this is NOT a deep dive, but provides all the "life" of a deeper location.

Thank CoastalPicRick
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We stopped at Chankanaab after our cruise ship stopped in Cozumel for the day. When I walked up, I wasn't expecting much. Beach is white sand, great chairs with shade, but the water was much lower and there was stair access only.. I was a...More

Thank noh27
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We booked the Chankanaab Beach snorkeling and buffet ticket from shore excursioneer. The snorkeling is beyond awesome!! I wasn’t expecting much going right off the beach. But boy was I wrong! We chose to use a guide right there from the snorkel gear stand. It...More

Thank Joyce W
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

It's about $21USD to get in. If you are doing other activities the $21 will be included in the activity price. Swim with dolphins, or manatees, ziplining, snorkeling, kayaking and other water activities. Walk the trails, see some sleeping crocodiles, bars, restaurants and shops. Almost...More

Thank FranCarrollton
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butterswife
1 July 2017|
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Response from MichelleSteven | Reviewed this property |
I didn't dive while I was there. But I don't think you need reservations. There is a dive shop located directly on the beach at Chankanaab and I think you can book right there. But I am not positive. Cozumel has some great... More
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sewatters
22 January 2017|
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Response from Annabelannabel15 | Reviewed this property |
We went to Chankanaab as a 'day trip' and the snorkel equipment was included in the entry fee.
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Hollymg
20 November 2016|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of free access
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