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Palancar Caves offers caverns, caves, swimmthroughs, pinnacles with often green and hawksbill turtles present.
|Name Dive Site:||Palancar Caves|
|Depth: ||6-30m (19-98ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||pro_tec_cozumel|
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Although Palancar Caves is classified as a deep dive, the shallowest part of the reef comes to within 20ft/ 6 m of the surface. The reef slopes outward to the reef edge and deeply convoluted lip. Here, the corals seem to take on a life of their own as they form spires and buttresses, caves, gullies and canyons. Deep fissures run under the corals and sand slopes plummet into the depths. Large sheet corals jut out from the reef, creating interesting overhangs which squirrel fish and bigeyes seek during the day. There are countless caves and canyons along this stretch of reef and you will never be able to see all of them even after several dives. Schooling fish, such as grunts and snapper, constantly appear, and if you take your time as you exit the caves on the outer edge of the reef, you may glimpse a green turtle or a spotted eagle ray cruising past the wall.
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