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“Not too deep so snorkelers can enjoy it too”
Review of Columbia Reef

Columbia Reef
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
Ranked #5 of 159 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.
Jersey City, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not too deep so snorkelers can enjoy it too”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We visited this reef as part of a snorkeling boat tour. The reef is not too deep so we were able to get great views from the surface. There were a few in our group who were able to free dive and they surely got a better view. But I was very content with what I saw. I visibility is crystal clear and the corals are huge and very colorful. Good amount of fish swimming close to the surface. And we were fortunate to see a see turtle!

Visited December 2013
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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding.”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

We could dive Columbia every day and be satisfied. It has fabulous structure and wonderful marine life.

Visited December 2013
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Madison
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not Bad Snorkel”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We were able to see sea turtles, a manta ray, and several barracuda. We used the "Fury" catamaran tour. They did nice job and were very safety oriented. We got some good pics.

Visited November 2013
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Texas
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great shallow dive”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great for a second/third dive, beginners, or snorkeling. Lots of life and good corals. Have seen plenty of crabs, lobsters, turtles, reef fish, eels, etc.. Averaging about 30' to bottom, this can easily be a 90 min dive on one tank.

Visited November 2013
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Cozumel, Mexico
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22 reviews
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“Columbia reef is outstanding”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Palancar and Columbia reefs are multipart reefs that are among the most outstanding in the world! Located in the south part of the Cozumel reef system, Columbia has huge coral heads and crystal clear water. You can see the surface waves at 100 feet down!! Amazing!! The sea life are outstanding. We have amazing pictures. This is the real reef!!

Visited March 2013
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