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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (185 reviews)
“swim throughs” (46 reviews)
“great dive” (51 reviews)
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"fish"
in 185 reviews
"swim throughs"
in 46 reviews
"great dive"
in 51 reviews
"coral heads"
in 18 reviews
"sea life"
in 42 reviews
"deep dive"
in 14 reviews
"chac choc tours"
in 8 reviews
"great visibility"
in 10 reviews
"nurse sharks"
in 25 reviews
"clear water"
in 14 reviews
"wall dive"
in 10 reviews
"spotted eagle ray"
in 8 reviews
"snorkel tour"
in 17 reviews
"el cielo"
in 9 reviews
"octopus"
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"dive sites"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We came here with Dressel to finish our PADI certification, and loved this spot. The water was clear, calm, and we could start our dives away from the reefs to concentrate on the skills, then with a 3 minute swim be right in the middle...More

Thank Hoazy S
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a short time here on a glass bottom boat trip and snorkeling excursion. Saw sea turtle and other awesome creatures.

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went with my friend, saw 2 sea turtles, a giant ray, a bunch of smaller rays, star fish, and about a zillion fish. Amazing.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went on a small boat excursion out to the columbian reef and had a great time lots of fish and other sea life.

Thank Emma C
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

lovely reef for snorkeling. Saw lots of fish and really enjoyed ourselves. Definitely worth a look for snorkelers.

Thank DaniellaC
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you can only see one reef while on a trip to Cozumel, this is the one I'd recommend. We went on a snorkel trip with Cozumel Cruise Excursions and saw Palancar shallows, Columbia shallows, and El Cielo. Palancar was beautiful but also deep, we...More

Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

Good luck getting a dive boat operator to take you here. It's pretty far south and most don't want to go that far.

Thank illrigger
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

What matters is getting with someone that can take you to the right places in a short time to see the most sea life. We chose Chac-Choc Tours with Lupe Cruz. He took us exactly to the right place. We saw everything that we had...More

1  Thank scalefixer .
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

i was amazed how big the reef was and how beautiful it all was. lots of fish, great diving conditions.

Thank cecil c
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Love this reef, there is a lot of water life to see. Awesome Reef to dive. Pictures turned out great. Beautiful reef, a must see.

Thank ChristineScubagirl
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Kristen B
30 December 2017|
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Response from Tam Warner M | Reviewed this property |
You must take a boat. Columbia is too far south, and you must rent a boat. There are plenty of them!
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tatashka
1 November 2016|
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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.
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