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Activities: Scuba diving
Description: 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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Excellent Snorkelling and Diving here!

My husband loved the diving! He saw a hug Sea Turtle and lots of fish. Others said in the days past they saw a Hammerhead shark. Crazy!! Snorkelling was also good here..lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband loved the diving! He saw a hug Sea Turtle and lots of fish. Others said in the days past they saw a Hammerhead shark. Crazy!! Snorkelling was also good here..lots of sea life.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We saw some great marine life here and visibility was excellent, one of my favorite reefs in Cozumel...

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Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent Reef for snorkeling. We enjoyed it so much we actually went back a second time. We were able to see everything from a shark, to fish. Both snorkel trips provided a different view of the sea life, because as you know, no one can control what fish will be down there and when. Overall, this is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great diving. Our group of 10 had a great time, and we hope to return again. Thanks Dive Paradise!!!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The coral formations are amazing with swim-throughs, and canyons. Towering formations! Just amazing.

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Tomball
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Another lovely drift dive in Cozumel. We saw tons of animal life here and a couple of nurse sharks. Did a night dive at this location also.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Tons of variety. Sea turtles, sting rays, barracuda, and all kinds of other fish. this was the best of the places we visited

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a good dive on the Columbia reef. Its nice and healthy and we saw loads of spiny lobsters and a nurse shark. There are a couples of swim throughs which are always good fun.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There were a ton of beautiful colors on this dive. This snorkel was about 25-35 feet deep but you could definitely see everything, especially with the sun out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This reef is better for snorkeling than Palancar. It is not as deep and beautiful. We saw stingrays, 3 sea turtles, and all kinds of fish, and lobster.

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