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Columbia Reef

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Address: Cozumel, Mexico

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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Swim through fun

I like reefs where there are swim through channels. I enjoy the colors and overgrowth of the channels as well as the skills to make sure to not touch anything while swimming... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2016
Kansas City
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Kansas City
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I like reefs where there are swim through channels. I enjoy the colors and overgrowth of the channels as well as the skills to make sure to not touch anything while swimming through. The day we were out at the Columbia reef was kind of an overcast day, so I can only imagine how much better it would have looked... More 

Thank JohnnyLawDiving
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We have snorkeled at a number of places in Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, and Australia. This was up there with the best. Very clear warm and warm water. We went out on a boat with our family of five. I recommend going out with a small group.

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Madison Ms
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Did a cruise for out 20th anniversary and did a snorkel excursion with Cozumel Cruise Excursions. We Did Columbia, Palancar, and then stopped at El Cielo. AMAZING trip!!!

Thank Deepshadow
Coldwater, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This was part of a snorkel tour as well. Very clear water and lots to see. We enjoyed it very much! Would go back!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Descend to a flat spot around 50 ft. Nurse shark hanging out under reef cliff. Proceeded to 95 ft and just rode the gentle currents past spectacular coral and marine life. Was like watching an IMAX movie before my eyes. Lobsters, nurse sharks, grunts, moray eel, and lyon fish, to name a few.

Thank Jerry H
Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

My wife and I went here on our first dive in Cozumel with the Dressel Divers. Saw a sting ray, eagle ray and a school of yellow eyed jacks. So far was my favorite dive spot

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Benson, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We went snorkeling with the Dressel Dive team and they were awesome! They really know their stuff and help find the underwater wildlife. We saw a shark, stingray, moray ell, sea turtles and a lot of cool fish and coral. We got to wear wet suits to keep us warm that was a plus. Would recommend this reef it was... More 

Thank Terri O
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We did scuba diving here and I highly recommend. Swan through some caves. Many sea animals to observe. Beautiful clear and fabulous!

Thank michelemn2016
Morrisburg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

great time with the Pro Dive shop, this was our first dive, lots of sea life, 45 minutes dive, fantastic

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Black Forest, Colorado
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

I'm novice diver, so it was breath-taking (literally :) ). We did four dives in the area this was great. Not so much fauna however the the formations and caves were spectacular.

Thank Eric M

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