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Columbia Reef

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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the...

Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the experience) to brave the fierce currents at this diving site.

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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
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Absolutely the best!

Just drift with the current and enjoy the colorful sights and fish. Water is a perfect temperature and clear.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 February 2016
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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

My husband went snorkeling along with a few others in a boat with the captain and his first mate. It was a very windy day and the boat was very pitchy (thankfully I took 2 gravol). Not being interested in snorkeling per se I went along for the ride and to take photos so they charged less pesos as I... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Just drift with the current and enjoy the colorful sights and fish. Water is a perfect temperature and clear.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Another beautiful, deeper reef, currents can be tricky, but well worth the dive. Although beginners are allowed on this dive, it is best appreciated by more experienced divers. Columbia Shallows as the 2nd dive is a real treat. At 30-35 maximum depth, and with critters everywhere, you can easily spend 75 min on this 2nd dive and come up w/plenty... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Like many of Cozumel's deeper sites, the coral here is fantastic. Huge heads towering over you as you work through the passages.

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Nice shallow reef with all the things you want to see. Turtles, Nurse sharks, schools of fish, very good dive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

As with all Cozumel reefs, this was stunning with great visibility, a variety of fish and corals. There is an abundance of aquatic life. Huge parrotfish, squirrel fish, lion fish eels and turtles.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We came down to a nurse shark and then a beautiful spotted eagle ray! Gorgeous architecture to the reef--lots of swim-throughs and turns that made for a beautiful dive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This was one of our boat stops and a place I'd return to snorkel. Lots of fish and colorful coral, even a stingray!

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Can't go wrong diving at this site. Saw tons of marine life including a nurse shark and sea turtles. The reef was amazing and the water was very clear!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We did Columbia Deep. This dive was jam packed full of excitement! Amazing swimthroughs at around 80 or 90 feet. This was a dramatic dive. I’m absolutely in awe of the spectacular formations. They tower above you! Large fans sway above you as you peek under a ledge. If you don’t see turtle here you were probably too distracted by... More 

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