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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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Caribbean Combo - Sailing, Snorkeling and Sunset

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Amazing first dive

We took a basic course at our resort and went on two dives. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was $175 of the best dollars I have spent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ron-in-Txk
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Texarkana, Texas
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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a basic course at our resort and went on two dives. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was $175 of the best dollars I have spent.

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the opportunity to snorkel here recently and was blown away by the amazing aquatic life in reef and the clarity of the water. First time in Cozumel but it won't be last.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the shallow snrkeling...the blue is just beautiful w/visablity to match...lots of fish & some star fish also...please do NOT touch or take...tooooooo many people do

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been diving Cozumel since 1989. I have to say that I could dive it every dive and never get board. The caves are fun to explore for all levels of divers.

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Thank randyskisalta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Columbia because that is where I've seen the most lionfish. Lion fish are invasive and destroy the reef eco system which means we can spear them and take them home!

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Thank Smellison09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This reef has more shallows so it makes it a great spot for snorkeling. Takes about 30 minutes to get to the reef from the Iberostar resort.

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Norris City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful reef with lots of marine life to see....colorful fish, sting rays, plants, and incredibly beautiful water.

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Thank KJP714
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several swim thrus ("caves"), you always see a turtle or two, and the drift diving makes it so easy! Definitely my favorite spot.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous and amazing from 50 feet above. See was a bit rough but lovely and warm. Best to rent a private boat and get the attention and freedom to snorkel.

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Fulton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt like an angel flying over an extrasolar world full of strange creatures. So beautiful and very accessible to snorkling!

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