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Columbia Reef

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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
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Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the experience) to brave the fierce currents at this diving site.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim throughs” (46 reviews)
“sea turtles” (42 reviews)
Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Diving spots we visited had less healthy coral heads and far less abundant sea life than compared to last Cozumel visit

Thank chasertoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reef was nice better if you can take a smaller tour I went out with about a dozen and it was too many people as they wanted you to stay together so snorkeling was not as fun so close with others but the reef is...More

Thank cabosue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous, nearly met a small jellyfish but I saw it just in time to avoid it. Go totally worth it, many many fish. There was also a small grey shark resting on the bottom

Thank susanmclaughlin66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dove both Columbia Deep and Columbia Shallows this week. Coral formations at Deep are amazing! Zilliions of fish at Shallows.

Thank stevenp465
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a tour here and to "El Cielo" and the people giving the tour were pretty knowledgeable. The activity was cool as you get to to snorkel, and ride in the boat with water and beers. the only cons were that they made us...More

Thank chimerock8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so we go to the shallows part of the Columbia reef. My husband and 24 year old dove and I snorkeled with the other 2 kids. It was my 14 year olds 1st dive after certification. I love it because we can go as...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a very fun reef to explore, full of marine life, not very deep, easy for beginners . Like all the scuba diving in Cozumel be aware of the current

Thank Mariche21
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Gorgeous dive site with loads of colourful sponges and soft coral. A little deeper than other reefs in places but not particularly challenging. Very pretty

Thank FruFrub
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Columbia reef is great as it has lost of vertical topography that makes diving it more fun than your standard wall dive where you just float along. Lots of little swim throughs and canyons to navigate while still having the usual wide variety of marine...More

Thank 1_WorldWanderer_1
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is my favorite dive site by far! We did the deep dive for our first dive and for the second dive we loved this one so much we did the shallower version here. Definitely make time for this site for two tanks!

Thank Bryan R
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Response from Ron-in-Txk | Reviewed this property |
We used Dressel Divers out of the Iberostar. They have a location on property and several boats that leave from the resort pier. Amy is a wonderful guide.