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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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Columbia Pinnacles

One of the best dive sites, very picturesque. Requires advanced diving skills. Coral caves and sand chutes, deep water, some current but manageable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best dive sites, very picturesque. Requires advanced diving skills. Coral caves and sand chutes, deep water, some current but manageable.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some of the best snorkeling in a long time for us. Coral and rays and turtles and fish. It was rough so visibility wasn't great but we hear it's clear otherwise. Be sure to wear biodegradable sunscreen, not the regular type, to help preserve this beauty!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here with Blue Angel Dive. Too many boats and divers chased off whatever marine life we may have seen. The reef itself was beautiful. We saw a couple of large scorpionfish. Once we made our way to the shallows for our second dive we saw a moray eel, a lobster, a very large lionfish, and the beautiful reef... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our snorkeling excursion to the Palancar and Columbia reefs. Great structure and wonderful sights that are shallow enough for snorkelers to enjoy. We saw nurse sharks, rays, lobsters, flatfish, baracudas and of course all of the beautiful caribbean fish!! Cozumel is a special place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good guides but so so snorkeling.water was cloudy and appears to be over fished.too many people in the group to enjoy the outing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a fun day trip we had. The staff on the boat were really nice and generous with drinks. They kept a close eye on us while snorkeling. The reefs were so vast and incredible: Full of beautiful fish and sea life. It is a workout. So, be comfortable with snorkeling. Not for beginners.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried snorkeling for the first time and this was amazing. We had a glass bottom boat with a guide. Beautiful fish and the reef was amazing. They say Cozumel is one of the top 5 places in the world for snorkeling. I believe it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Astonishing site. Crystal clear water so you get to see the splendors of this reef without having to go deep!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing spots in sinai i have to say that nothing compares, but this one is still very nice and would reccomend to dive/snorkel

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time seriously snorkeling and I loved it. For a long time I could observe a majestic king ray, a shy sting ray, a cute turtle, and so many school of colorful fish! No coral though. Water was a bit choppy but it id not matter much. It made wanting to learn how to dive!

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