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San Francisco Reef

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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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While not very long, this reef is full of brightly colored fish and coral.

While not very long, this reef is full of brightly colored fish and coral.

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Very colorful Reef

This wa my first time diving this reef. Very colorful and the sea life was amazing. We saw several schools of fish, large eels and lobster. Really cool place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Garden City, Michigan
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Garden City, Michigan
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wa my first time diving this reef. Very colorful and the sea life was amazing. We saw several schools of fish, large eels and lobster. Really cool place.

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful site that is ofen used a the second dive of the morning. An abundance of sea life including sharks, turtles, baracuddas, and rays. Lots of small critters too.

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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Drift dive. Lots of marine life. Aldora Divers was a great outfit. Mauriceo was a top notch dive master.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this dive taxing. Perhaps it was the weather but the drift was to quick to enjoy. By the time you saw something you were drifing past. Take this wtih a grain of salt it was our 1st dive in mexico and our 1st drift dive so it was a learning curve. Also they previous 4 days the dive... More 

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Somers, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Diving San Francisco Reef in a current is like sticking your head out the window of a slow moving car, minus the bugs. You are along for the ride with no stopping for pictures. Forget about swimming back to something you just saw. Amazing dive with lots distance.

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Thank jwelch10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

San Francisco Reef is a great reef to dive. lots of ares to dive around, different ocean creatures to see.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This reef is full of colorful corals and beautiful fish ! This is a must see for everyone !! I visit at least twice a year.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I go to Cozumel to dive. I have been to San Francisco dozens of time over the years and am never disappointed. The reef is in excellent shape and the fish life is abundant.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We headed out to this wall with Blue Angel. We saw both a huge eagle ray and a huge green moray. The wall was vibrant with colorful coral.

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Thank LadyNitrate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is my second dive in the carribeans so I am not a pro by any means. I thought the dive was amazing especially to see the drop off going forever deep deep behind you. We saw 2 manta rays which was pretty cool.

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