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“great diving”
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
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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.
Dewey, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great diving”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great diving location would recommend to anyone wanting to see the awsome underwater world that lies beneath.

Visited May 2013
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Doniphan, Missouri
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“My personal favorite!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This was our 2nd stop on a three reef snorkel tour. Columbia Reef was my favorite by far! I saw many beautiful fish plus lots of breathtaking flora & fauna here.

Visited May 2013
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Columbia, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Columbia Shallows - BEST COZUMEL SNORKELING!”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

On a recent visit to Cozumel (5/4/13 to 5/15/13), I got to snorkel Columbia Shallows twice and each time provided breathtaking experiences up close to Hawks Bill and Green Sea Turtles, Moray Eels, Octopus, Grouper, Barracuda, Angel Fish, Star Fish and many, many other types of tropical fish.

The drift snorkeling at Columbia Shallows is excellent and will take you northward up to Palancar Reef, which is another review and another great reef. Columbia Shallows is about 30' deep with magnificent coral structures of all shapes & sizes with heights of up to approx. 20' - 25'.

If you visit Cozumel and want to experience world-class snorkeling, then Columbia Shallows will offer you hours of ear to ear grinning while snorkeling and taking in some of the most beautiful underwater scenery in the world!

Visited May 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Columbia Shallows make EXCELLENT snorkeling!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The water was 30-40 feet deep with the reef coming up within 10 feet of the surface. For those comfortable with diving down while snorkeling there is some amazing life to see closer. Still so much to see from the surface too. The corals are amazing.

Visited May 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“this was a long slow drift dive”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

most of the dive sites in this area are just a short boat ride away. the same is true with this one... HUGE coral formations, swim-thrus, and brimming with wildlife.

Visited May 2013
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