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San Francisco Reef

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Sea life galore

We dove with Aqua Safari and saw multiple nurse sharks, turtles, green moray eels, barracudas, and... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
Another great dive

You really can't go wrong on any dive sites here. The colors on the reefs are amazing. SO much soft... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Hampstead, Maryland
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While not very long, this reef is full of brightly colored fish and coral.
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We dove with Aqua Safari and saw multiple nurse sharks, turtles, green moray eels, barracudas, and large groupers. The reef was pretty small and we were mostly over sandy bottom and rocks.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank BigGuySteve
Reviewed 19 October 2017

You really can't go wrong on any dive sites here. The colors on the reefs are amazing. SO much soft coral. Plenty of turtles, rays, toadfish and more

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mo1962
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Located close to the Villa Blanca Garden Beach Hotel, yuo can dive this as a shore dive or from a boat...excellent conditions whichever way you choose. another wonderful dive from the beautiful Cozumel.....

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Cozumel is unique, clear water, warm, lot of underwater life. Excellent swimthgoughs. All kind of surprises waitin gto be discovered

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Cesar D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This was our second tank dive and I was worried it would be boring. I was blessedly wrong! Great reef - lots to see!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kimbalabala
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Just returned from a dive trip to Cozumel. We made a stop at San Francisco for a morning dive. The current was very light so we had an abundant amount of time to look for all of the small critters that live in the remote...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank gwscuba
Reviewed 2 June 2017

If you're a diver you need to put Cozumel on your list. The diving is world class, the people are friendly, and it's affordable.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 36lancem
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We hit this reef on a very good visibility day. It's a reef that is very enjoyable for an experienced diver while being friendly to newer divers by not requiring frequent depth changes to enjoy it close at hand. Very nice dive spot!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Don G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Love this reef for photography, large colorful fish - angels, grunts, filefish, crabs and lobster. You can tell the crab and lobster are not hunted in the park - they are huge!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Beanctr999
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This site is not too deep and it has lot of marine life and coral. As it's drift diving here,let the current take you and enjoy the reef.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sangamitra T
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Zach T
21 June 2018|
Response from 40yrCozumeltraveler | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I am not sure exactly where it is located. I used to have a great map of the entire reef, but it was ruined in a flood. I do believe these maps are available on-line
Peggy G
12 November 2016|
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Response from Debra S | Reviewed this property |
This was a boat dive - not sure of the exact location but I wasn't at the beach. Sorry.
Manda C
10 February 2016|
Response from 40yrCozumeltraveler | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how much a snorkeler would see once it goes to 50 feet. Snorkelers usually go to Paradise Reef