We were able to see sea turtles, a manta ray, and several barracuda. We used the "Fury" catamaran tour. They did nice job and were very safety oriented. We got some good pics.
Great for a second/third dive, beginners, or snorkeling. Lots of life and good corals. Have seen plenty of crabs, lobsters, turtles, reef fish, eels, etc.. Averaging about 30' to bottom, this can easily be a 90 min dive on one tank.
Palancar and Columbia reefs are multipart reefs that are among the most outstanding in the world! Located in the south part of the Cozumel reef system, Columbia has huge coral heads and crystal clear water. You can see the surface waves at 100 feet down!! Amazing!! The sea life are outstanding. We have amazing pictures. This is the real reef!!
Colombia Shallow is the best garden reef in Cozumel. It is very shallow, only 25 ft deep, but it packs a wallop. I feel I have missed something if I make a trip to Cozumel and don't get a chance to dive this reef.
We had a great time taking a snorkel tour in Cozumel, and Columbia reef was nice but dont recommend going after it rains, because the visibility isnt very good since its a deeper reef. Make sure you tell your tour guide youd rather visit shallower reefs.
I dive this site annually. This year I got to see some really neat fish. I got to see some Bahamian Groupers, they were huge. Maybe as big as me and I am 5' 8". Queen parrotfish are abundent here, many sea turtles, stingrays, lots of lobsters, angel crabs, brittle starfish, lionfish, queen angels and many more. Columbia is like... More
This is the absolute BEST dive in Cozumel! The max depth is 25', so when done as a second morning dive, typically after Columbia Deep, you don't need a surface interval, and are back in the water 15 minutes after dive #1 and a tank change. This reef is composed of countless large patches that reach nearly to the surface... More
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