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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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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An excellent dive destination for all levels of divers.

An excellent dive destination for all levels of divers. This is one of my favorite drift dives that gives a diver lots of time to check things out down there!! Don't miss this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Billings, Montana
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Billings, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

An excellent dive destination for all levels of divers. This is one of my favorite drift dives that gives a diver lots of time to check things out down there!! Don't miss this dive destination...

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

a great reef and a great wall, but what happened to all the fish? Hey Cozumel, you better figure out a way to protect your marine life. Best Vis, but the fewest fish I've seen in the Caribbean.

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Texas USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

https://vimeo.com/128751301 - the huge walls and coral formations are incredible on Columbia Deep. Big marine life common if you look towards the deep blue (if you can keep our eyes off of the stunning coral and wildlife throughout the dive).

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Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The visibility was perfect! We saw a stingray and lots of beautiful fish and barracuda! We saw a huge lobster and brain coral.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Dove here with papa hogs and really enjoyed it. There were lots of turtles, lobsters, crabs, and a few eels. The wall was beautiful and you didn't have to go deep to see a lot.

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Marquez, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was an excellent deep dive. The water was crystal clear and there was tons of sea life and colorful coral to see.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I keep coming back to Cozumel because the diving is just superb & easy to get to! I highly recommend diving with Charro & Sons for a great experience!

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Barrie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great reef for diving!! With Papa Hoggs and divers. We had a great dive, part of our diving course. Beautiful day!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Columbia bricks, 90FT, great dive. Only dislike was coming up. Turtles, lobsters, and a view over a 2000 ft. drop off that was incredible. Say Hi to Bill Heller while you're there.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Columbia Deep is THE wall dive to do on Coz & Columbia Shallows has always been and remains my favorite dive site on the island ... bring a shovel if you want to go below 30' here, "aquarium" diving at it's best!

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