Paradise Reef Tours

Paradise Reef
One of Cozumel’s most popular dive sites, Paradise 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.

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Cozumel Three Reef Snorkel by Glass Bottom Boat

Explore the underwater wonders of the Caribbean in a must do while visiting Cozumel !!!Join us on board our comfortable and fast glass bottom boats to take you snorkeling to three magnificent reefs in Cozumel, full of sea life, colorful tropical fish and surrounded of the stunning turquoise crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.Our friendly and professional crew, will take care and guide you every step of the way, no matter if you are an expert snorkeler or trying for the first time !!! A full snorkel gear of mask, sanitized snorkel tube, mandatory life vest and fins will be provided to allow you enjoy your snorkeling with absolute comfort and safety.Not a swimmer ?? Not a problem !!! You still can explore the beauties of the underwater world through the glass bottom of our boats, so you don’t miss this incredible experience. Once the snorkeling part is over, refreshments such as ice cold purified water, sodas and beers will be served.
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Cozumel Snorkeling & Catamaran Fun Ride

Navigate Cozumel crystal clear waters and adventure in the most amazing snorkel tour and Catamaran fun ever! Your Captain and crew will sail away to the refreshig waters of the caribbean making a first stop at famous Paradise Reef to get your snorkel adventure started. Your experienced snorkel guide will point out the best spots for marine life such as spotted moray eels and smooth trunkfish.If you decide to stay on board, relax on the deck, suntan, listen to music or refresh with some ice cold drinks from the Open bar and Delicious homemade snacks.After snorkeling we sail to the exclusive ” Westin Resort” on the north side of the island where you can enjoy its facilities before indulging in a delicious meal from the mexican buffet specially prepared for all tastes.After lunch we head back again to port, relax to the sweet sounds of the ocean, take a last drink from the bar and have a great closure to a day of fun and adventure!
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Cozumel Diving Day Trip from Cancun

Experience some of Cozumel's top diving sites on a day trip from Cancun. Certified scuba divers have the opportunity to explore the waters of two renowned diving locations, with weather-dependent visits to Palancar Gardens, Santa Rosa Wall and Tormentos—home to incredible sea life like nurse sharks, angelfish, lobster and barracuda.
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Cozumel Snorkeling tour by Boat & El Cielo Beach

Set off for adventure to the caribbean on a Glass bottom boat, admire the spectacular marine life, feel the ocean breeze and enjoy the most incredible Cozumel experience!Imagine boating through the ocean seeing everything underwater without losing sight of the big picture and snorkel at 3 of the most spectacular locations in Cozumel. Palancar reef, Colombia reef & El Cielo- which translates as “ Heaven” is a beautiful place like no other on the caribbean due to it's shallow white sandy bottom and crystal clear waters surrounded by incredible starfish.Our experienced crew will guide you all the way pointing out the best marine life spots.For those who decide to stay on board, just relax and admire the impressive underwater world through the bottom glass view. After your snorkel fun, cool off with the refreshing drinks from the Open bar and delicious snacks included, enjoy the music, the sound of the waves or just hang out and relax on board while making your way back to coast.
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