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Columbia Reef

Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 86 attractions in Cozumel
Type: Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving
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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Livonia, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a Catamaran Sunset Cruise, and snorkeled the reef! As many times as we've been to Cozumel, this is our first time snorkeling here. It was a wonderful evening!

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

While I love all of the reefs in Cozumel, Columbia Reef has stolen my heart. It is incredibly majestic and peaceful. The water clarity is usually pretty good here and we have seen more eagle rays here than anywhere else. During the dives, I have to remind myself to breathe as I take in the vastness of all the coral!

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Normal, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We visited this reef on our snorkeling tour with Chac Choc tours. It was beautiful and we saw a great variety of sealife. The guide pointed out things as we went along.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Columbia Reef is beautiful! Has lots of fish and a few turtles...but they are pretty spread out, so you might not see a whole lot of fish... but it's definitely worth the trip for the under water scenery!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Top notch dive site . Love the southern diving here in Cozumel. great tall healthy reef formations , Great sea life.

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Been here many times but every time the dive master from Scuba du manage to go through a different route so it's never boring....

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you ever get a chance to dive this reef don't hesitate, there is all kinds of life on this one and the swim thru's were amazing. One of my favorite dives in Cozumel

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Fairfield, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Took a tour with ChocChac tours, snorkeled over this reef 2 years ago and again this time. This reef has many beautiful coral formations, variety of fish and the water is crystal clear. If you have never snorkeled, this is an experience you will never forget!

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Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was fabulous! Booked a snorkel trip through the Dive Shop at Secrets Aura and the crew were great! Small group of 8 of us were treated to some spectacular underwater scenery!

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were in Cozumel for two weeks and I dove the Columbia deep 4 times. Each time there was something new. The way the coral towers above, and the swim throughs along with the abundant sea life makes the Columbia reef one you should not miss! I dove with Gustavo who is the dive master at Playa Palancar. You make... More

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