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Columbia Reef

Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 79 Attractions in Cozumel
Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the experience) to brave the...
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Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: 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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Louisville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

All while diving off the west coast of Cozumel are fantastic, each location has a uniqueness that separates it from adjacent reefs. Every day offers a different dive experience for each Reef. this is my favorite place in the world to dive. Warm clear water with fantastic people and guides.

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Edmonton, AB
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The entire Cozumel area is excellent for diving and this area is no exception (i am an intermediate diver). We dive Hawaii and this is equal to or better than Hawaii for reef structure.

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Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have dived most of the cozumel reefs but this is by far our most favorite the shallow dive even just diving 20 to 30 feet was so full of life, we seen every thing from the tiniest to the huge there eagle rays to flamingo tongues! Beautiful!

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NEW BERN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Beautiful fish and reef. Our snorkel tour was guided and he did a very good job pointing certain things out to us.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Giant landscape Dive with 150' columns of Coral and all life abounds A++ Schools of sharks playing at the bottom,turtles grazing on the sponges,Losters hiding in the small caves and thousaands of tiny reef fish abound

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Take a snorkeling tour offered on one of the beaches (like Palancar) and someone will guide you and a small group through the reefs after taking a small boat out to get there. We did this from Palancar beach and really enjoyed it. It was overall about 60 mins of snorkeling and the tour guide was stellar - an excellent... More 

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Cleburne, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The current was there, but not overwhelming. Vis of about 75 feet, water temp was an awesome 79F. Lots of sealife down there, grouper, angelfish, one barracuda and one sea turtle were the highlights. I would put it in the top 10 reefs in Coz.

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We saw a school of dolphins (20 or so) while we were waiting to go in for our 2nd dive, saw stingrays, spotted eagle rays, nurse shark, spiny shrimp, green moray eel, spotted eel, crabs, lobsters, octopus (during the day!)

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Columbia reef was my first dive on Cozumel, 14 years ago. Since then I have dived it many times and think still think it is the best deep dive on Cozumel because of the magnificent coral columns.

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Lancaster, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

this dive is one of the most beautiful in Cozumel! Its my favorite with tons of colorful coral and huge sponges. We always see some turtles and usually a spotted eagle ray. The swim throughs are gorgeous!

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