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3568 Logged Dives

Palancar Gardens

One of the most popular dive sites on the island of Cozumel, Palancar Gardens starts over a shallow reef at 33 feet and then drops off as a mini wall to over 130 feet. There are many fun caverns and swim-throughs to explore. The reef is very healthy, the vis is spectacular, and marine life is abundant.

Wildlife encounters include spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks, turtles, stingrays, moray eels, tons of reef fish, and the endemic Splendid toadfish, only found in Cozumel.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Night Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Cavern/Cave

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 22m

Visibility

  • 26m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snake Eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snake Eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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