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Columbia Reef

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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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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
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One of My Recommended Three

Palancar, Santa Rosa and Columbia were by three favourite dives during my stay and are all thoroughly recommended. Expect to see an abundance of sea life in good visibility. Be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

like Palancar, its a little deep for snorkeling, but divers shouldn't miss it. fantastic coral formations

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Palancar, Santa Rosa and Columbia were by three favourite dives during my stay and are all thoroughly recommended. Expect to see an abundance of sea life in good visibility. Be aware of strong currents but nothing unusual for Cozumel.

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a taxi to Playa Palancar. ($25 each way). Waited until the dive boats went out and there were enough people for snorkeling. Boat took us to the reef and then drifted with us, so you didn't have to fight the current back. First El Cielo reef: huge starfish, a ray. very little coral. But then we went to Columbia... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing dive! Great swim thru's and more. Lots of marine life. Have dozens of dives there and love it. Don't miss it when in Cozumel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great snorkeling trip and well worth the trip out... saw turtles, rays and a billion different species of fish :-)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel took us on a tour here, was absolutely beautiful. We were able to see Lobsters, Turtles and tons of fish we've never even seen or heard of. It's a must do!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our group of 8 to the Columbia and Palancar Reef where we saw a lot of sea life! Two Eagle Rays, Sting Ray and a lot of different fish!

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Roselle, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting and fantasting. I saw a lot of aquatic lifes. Water was clear so I could see big nice colorfull reef.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful and many different ocean creatures to see. It's a nice reef with some structure to hold fish. We also did some swim thru, loved it!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I dove a night dive at Columbia Reef in January 2017. The water is a little chilly in January (average 78 degrees), so be prepared as a diver for that. The dive was stunning! We lost count at 14 Octopus, which I was able to take my first photos of! There was spotted eel, sting rays, and... More 

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