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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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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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Colombia Reef, perhaps my very favorite snorkeling spot.

I always try to get in a snorkel at Colombia reef. So much diversity of sealife, and the occasional bigger star! It is readily accessed by many companies.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always try to get in a snorkel at Colombia reef. So much diversity of sealife, and the occasional bigger star! It is readily accessed by many companies.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hard to beat the combination of warm, clear water, biodiversity and stress free diving. Cozumel is excellent, and Columbia a signature dive.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shallow coral formations of up to 30'. A quiet, relatively un-trafficked dive which has lots of fish and turtles.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip! Took a catamaran, had a chance to see a sting ray and a few sea turtles. The reef was awesome with lots of vibrant colors.

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Dallas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare to be amazed on this shallow, bright and lively reef. Tons of fish, eels, turtles. If your dive operation allows you to dive your tank (Check ouf Scuba Life Cozumel), you can stay down for a very long time here at a depth of 20-40 feet and never get bored with the scene.

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last dive was sooo memorable ... Columbia Shallows. 30 feet depth, so a LONG 72 minute dive and the marine life was abundant. 2 Turtles on LAST 2 minutes of the dive were a photographer's dream. BEAK TO BEAK!

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Middletown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Columbia reef offers a variety of all the things you want to see. Unusual fish, Spectacular Toad Fish, Turtles and more. Great swim throughs and colorful coral on top.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much less dived than the Palancar complex, probably because it's farther south, it is even more magnificent. Huge mountains of coral stand on white sand with wonderful swim throughs and lots of life. Talk your guide into going a little farther...

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Columbia Reef is a favorite of mine; the right depth and just gorgeous swim throughs with lots of the expected marine life.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More colorful fish, coral was not to pretty, a lot of brown dead coral. Clear water for pictures, large schools of fish.

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