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Paradise Reef (Paraíso Reef) Tours

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Paradise Reef (Paraíso Reef)
One of Cozumel’s most popular dive sites, Paradise Reef (Paraíso Reef) is famous for its clear water, diverse coral structures, and teeming schools of colorful fish. Here you can spot large sea species such as eels, rays, and nurse sharks in addition to smaller creatures such as seahorses, boxfish, and delicate pipefish. 

The Basics
Paradise Reef is an ideal spot for snorkelers and novice scuba divers, as well as advanced divers who want to experience the reef’s colorful atmosphere. Most cozumel snorkeling and diving tours include a visit to Paradise Reef along with Palancar Reef and El Cielo Marine Park. Some Cozumel-based tours include hotel pickup and drop-off, while other excursions include round-trip transportation from Cancun and Riviera Maya-area hotels. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Paradise Reef is a must-see attraction for nature and wildlife lovers. 
  • Remember to bring sun protection and water. It’s also a good idea to wear a wetsuit or rash guard to protect your skin from rough coral and jellyfish. 
  • Evidence of scuba diving certification is required for certified dives. 
  • Be careful not to touch or disturb the wildlife. 

How to Get There
Paradise Reef is located off the island of Cozumel near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It lies south of the Puerta Maya Cruise Ship Pier and is one of the first dive sites in the Cozumel Marine Park. Experienced swimmers can do the dive from shore, but most choose not to fight the current and instead dive from a boat. You can opt for a private charter boat or a guided tour. 

When to Get There
You can visit Paradise Reef year-round, but it’s busiest from December through April, when the weather tends to be sunny and warm. There are fewer crowds during hurricane season (May through October), but be sure to check the weather for storms.

Cozumel’s Coral Reefs
Cozumel is best known for its expansive coral reefs, some of the largest in the world. Paradise Reef and the Palancar Gardens are ideal spots for novice divers and snorkelers due to their shallow depth and offer a chance to glimpse sea turtles, colorful fish, towering coral spires, and gently waving sea fans. The Palancar Caves are probably the most famous dive site, with huge brain corals and swim-through tunnels. Palancar Horseshoe is another massive formation of corals.

Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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16 Tours and Activities to Experience Paradise Reef (Paraíso Reef)

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Cozumel Catamaran Sail and Snorkel with Open bar & LunchSailing

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Cozumel Catamaran Sail and Snorkel with Open bar & Lunch

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Get yourself in the mood for fun in this guided Catamaran and snorkel trip. Open bar and Lunch are included as well as snorkel gear, you just need to enjoy the smooth ride. Your Captain will sail away while you watch spectacular coastal views of the Caribbean taking you an amazing reef to get your snorkel adventure started. Spotted moray eels, trunkfish and amazing coral formations may be seen while snorkeling. If you’re not a snorkeler, stay aboard and feel the sun on your skin, relax, listen to music and refresh with the ice-cold drinks from the Open bar and savor the delicious snacks and lunch included in this fun cozumel catamaran tour. This Cozumel snorkel excursion guarantees a day of fun for friends, families and everyone!
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Colombia and El Cielo BeachNature and Wildlife

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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Colombia and El Cielo Beach

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Set off for a great adventure to the caribbean on a Glass bottom boat and admire the spectacular marine life in the most incredible Cozumel snorkeling tour, explore the caribbean sea and its underwater treasures while you snorkel at 3 of the most amazing reefs and marine attractions in Cozumel including the magical El Cielo Beach. PLEASE NOTE: El Cielo Beach has recently open its waters to public for a limited time, don't miss your chance to visit one the most amazing places on the caribbean!
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Unlimited day pas at Aquarium beach Club ( Kayaks, Paddle Board, SNorkel, Water Park and Facilities ) Also a One Way Transportation is Included.
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Cozumel Three Reef Snorkel by Glass Bottom BoatSnorkeling

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Cozumel Three Reef Snorkel by Glass Bottom Boat

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Get a new perspective on Cozumel and enjoy the opportunity to snorkel at three of the islands best reefs, including Paradise Reef, during one convenient, glass bottom boat excursion. Suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers alike, this glass bottom boat excursion takes the hassle out of arranging a multi-stop snorkel adventure independently.
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The Only Scooter Tour in Cozumel, Snorkel, Lunch, East Coast And City Tour Half-day Tours

The Only Scooter Tour in Cozumel, Snorkel, Lunch, East Coast And City Tour

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Get Ready to Explore the Island By Scooter !! Enjoy the beautiful island of Cozumel and get ready to visit a Local Beach Club where you can do snorkeling, we will provide you a Mexican Lunch, use the beach facilities, The East Coast of The Island, City tour and Free Time For Shopping.
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The Original Jeep Tour Revamped by Tortugas Cozumel®Sailing

The Original Jeep Tour Revamped by Tortugas Cozumel®

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You and your family are up for a treat with our Classic Jeep Tour; it has it all! Natural landscapes, breathtaking views, phenomenal white sandy beaches, an unspoiled pristine Caribbean sea, world-class snorkeling and the chill spot at Tortugas Beach Club for a mouth-watering lunch break, we told you is Paradise! 1st stop is at Punta Sur Natural Park is home to many natural attractions like the unspoiled virgin beaches, the mangrove forests and the sandy dunes. When we arrive to Tortugas Beach Club is time to jump aboard any of our vessels that will take you and your family for a Snorkel excursion on the nearby reefs. Your bellies will be rumbling by now! It’s time to kick back and chill while you devour your sizzling skillets with chicken fajitas, arrachera tacos, Fish ‘n chips or fresh ceviche plates, your choice!
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Private "FE" Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour in Cozumel

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Feel like a VIP on a private 3-hour catamaran cruise in Cozumel, famed for its pristine beaches and turquoise Caribbean Sea. As you sail along Cozumel’s coastline, you’ll feast on fresh guacamole, seasonal fruit, and cold beverages while receiving undivided attention from the crew. Stop to swim and snorkel among marine life and listen to music of your choice throughout the cruise. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure.
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The Best Dune Buggy Tour in Cozumel, Get Ready To Explore Cozumel, Snorkel at Paraiso Reef, Try our Mexican Cuisine, visit The Mayan Town El Cedral, Fall in Love with the East Coast and Taste our National Drink Tequilaaaaaaa !!!
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Experience the underwater world of the Caribbean Sea on a 2.5-hour snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tour from Cozumel. Your snorkeling guide provides snorkel gear and basic instructions before you hop in the warm water to snorkel around a coral reef. If you prefer to stay dry, you can see the marine life through the glass-bottom boat. End the tour with a stop at a beach resort where you can enjoy the swimming pool, lounge chairs, and showers. Includes guide, use of snorkel equipment, beverages, and resort access.
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The Ultimate Fun package by Tortugas Cozumel®Sailing

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Behold the shades of blues from above the Caribbean sea, the view is absolutely breathtaking, the beauty escapes our description, you must see it for yourself to believe it. The perfect beach day continues with unlimited food and drinks, plus sailing and snorkeling aboard “Poseidon”. You’ll snorkel two life-packed reefs, where is safe, fun and easy to witness the marine life inhabiting these shallow pristine waters. Kick back & enjoy your worry-less day with non-stop cocktails and mouth-watering dishes. We stand proud for our food and cocktails, ice-cooled beers, sizzling skillets with marinated chicken fajitas or fresh-catch grouper ceviche, you’ll be fully blown away by the flavor and quality, 100% guaranteed! The natural beauty of Cozumel with its eye-opening snorkel & sailing plus the four hours of unlimited food & drinks, and Parasail! this premium bundle is definitely more than you’d ever expected in Cozumel!
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Cozumel Morning Private Sailing Adventures (topazia 2)

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Experience a side of Mexico rare to visitors on a sailing tour off the coast of Cozumel. After an intimate sailing lesson on a fully-equipped charter, your guide ensures you have plenty of free time to swim and snorkel in the clear Caribbean waters. Snorkeling gear, water, snacks, and post-swim beers are included for your comfort and convenience.
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42 ft Private Catamaran Excursion

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Cozumel Three Reefs Snorkeling Tour by Boat with Lunch and DrinksNature and Wildlife

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Be marveled by the beauty of marine life at 3 reefs of Cozumel with expert guides, snorkel equipment included, drinks, beer, snacks, lunch, and fruit!! We have 30+ years of fantastic service (many clients come back every year). We follow certified health measures, everyone uses face masks, areas are cleaned constantly and our spacious boat lets you keep a safe distance.
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