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“Great but very touristy”
Review of Columbia Reef

Columbia Reef
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
Ranked #5 of 158 things to do in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the experience) to brave the fierce currents at this diving site.
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“Great but very touristy”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very pretty but many divers are brought out here all day long, probably because it is easy to get to and almost guaranteed a great and fairly easy dive. Divers everywhere we looked. Pretty coral formations though.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Thumbs up for Pepe's scuba in the Coral Princess”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Enjoyed a nice dive with an experienced dive master and captain with Pepe's scuba.The shop will let you dive to your ability and I got about an hour of bottom time per dive. Make sure to give the dive master a decent tip if they give good service. Abdias did a good job setting up my gear and even cleaned and filleted the Lionfish we caught the next day at Barracuda.

Visited March 2013
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Edmonton, AB
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76 reviews
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“Good snorkeling but not the best”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We drifted Columiba/Palancar reefs from a boat from shore from Palancar beach. Cost was $35 pre person; not cheap considering. Though we had good snorkel drift for 1-1.5 hour, and would highly recommend it for people in general, recognize that this was a very good site but that you are floating 10-30 feet above reefs and fish, and thus not getting close up and personal (unless you can dive/submerge). Snorkeling along rocky shoreline on west coast just north of airport runway and south of northern marina was best on the island (better than Columbia, better than Punta Sur, better than near El Cozumeleno hotel, and better than Money Bar).

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
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“fabulous!! breathtaking”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great for starters- clear blue gorgious water, travel guide was phenominal when pointing out exciting things to see. Recommend this

Visited February 2013
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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“Columbia Deep”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Very clear for excellent visability. The reef is very colorful with lots of large grouper and turtles. Very relaxed and easy diving. Always a great dive.

Visited February 2013
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