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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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Beautiful reef!

Just what you expect from diving in Cozumel. Beautiful reef with abundant life! Current can be tricky!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabrielle T
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just what you expect from diving in Cozumel. Beautiful reef with abundant life! Current can be tricky!

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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far our favorite dive with unforgettable sites and photos of swim troughs. Giant lobster and Crabs to be seen here.

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austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of many reefs south of the main town. Pretty easy access from all locations, and a pretty short run to the reef. There is also "Columbia Deep". As with most dive sites on the island, this is a drift dive. There is a large drop-off to the west, so watch your dive depth and air gauge closely.... More 

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Lares, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to Cozumel and don't dive Colombia reef then you might as well stay home. I have been diving the Caribbean for 25 years and Colombia reef just blew me away. The sea life on this reef is spectacular, the reef has a lot of color and the coral heads are unreal. A very very impressive reef. This... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing swim throughs, colorful fish and coral beds. One of the best dives of our trip with Dive Paradise. LOVED diving here! Do not miss diving here!

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the diving in Cozumel is really great. We saw Turtles, Lobster, huge crabs, nurse shark and eels just to name a few!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been diving all over the Caribbean and although there are some better places to dive, Cozumel is the best bang for your buck, hands down. You will not be disappointed. The water is warm, dive sites are close to most of the resorts and plenty of sea life to satisfy any level of diver. Can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Wow - this was an incredible expereince. Upon arrival we were the only people on the beach, and our host had explained how to snorkel out to the reef. We swam out around 100m until we reached it, and the gently swam along it, observing the most beautiful purple and yellow corals, and some very exotic look fish. The snorkel... More 

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Cedar Rapids, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Use your vacation person at your resort (we used Delta Vacations and worked with Israel, who was wonderful). STAY OFF THE DIVER BOATS if you are snorkeling, and instead take a snorkeling only boat. Will run you around $50 US plus the $3 park fee.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Crystal clear water, beautiful reef, lots of sea life. Saw a small spotted eel, electric ray, barracuda, and a nurse shark. Great place for <40 foot dives! Snorkeling is good here too. Dressel Divers took us here, and we highly recommend them.

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