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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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Deeper than Palancar with larger corals

An absolutely fantastic reef with the most unique species of fish I have ever seen. We went to this reef first before going to the Palancar reef and I want to visit this reef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolutely fantastic reef with the most unique species of fish I have ever seen. We went to this reef first before going to the Palancar reef and I want to visit this reef again.

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Severn Bridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this one! Not a bad current! We saw several hawksbill sea turtles!!! We went with Fury Catamaran.

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Thank HarleighHesse
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spectacular reef formation with hundreds of different species of fish, plus a good chance to see turtles, rays, eels, and groupers. Go with a top-rated company on a day with calm seas, you will be thrilled at the incredible beauty of the reef and all the marine life.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Snorkeling ! One gets to glance at the spectacular underwater world to truly appreciate life and the oceans .

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Thank Nadya S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always like Columbia reef, The wall is majestic and goes on forever. The shallows have their own charm.Spotted Eagle Rays, Turtles and Nurse Sharks are a commom sight these days.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to dive. The wildlife was amazing, very beautiful coral. Easy dive for new divers

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Thank Luke T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reef is beautiful and lots to see. We went out with small tour and it was great. No hurry or rush to go on the boat, they were happy to take us out.

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Thank Art J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Columbia Reef is split up into two distinct dive sites. One is Columbia Deep & Columbia Shallows. Both sites offer infinite photo experiences. Columbia Deep is recommended for experienced divers only. Columbia Deep again is a classic wall dive and is noted for its towering pinnacles and sand chutes that pour sand into the abyss. At this site you will... More 

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ottawa ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip but reef is dying and losing its color a lot different from 6 years ago still lots of fish

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice dive !!! we went with Scuba doo, who showed us parts of this reef we have never seen before... this reef has wonderful swim through's and an abundance of marine life, we have done all the reefs there and I like this one the most!

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