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Columbia Reef

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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.
Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

See Palancar Reef review....all 3 reefs were covered on one tour, which was awesome. Experience was great!

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clumbia reef and wall are fantastic dive sites, you will never have a bad dive there, it is good year round!

Thank hdiaz4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To me that was the least interesting reef I was in Cozumel: the water is darker and the fish only come around to you because the guy in your tour boat is throwing food at them. Not much of natural life. Also, I had the...More

1  Thank Maria Alice N
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This reef is one of the most amazing natural places I have been to. There are huge columns and caves made out of pure coral, and full of marine life. Turtles, crabs, lobsters, stingrays, and endless types of fish inhabit this beautiful place. In my...More

1  Thank Diego_dhec
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We went here as part of a snorkel trip that went to El Cielo, Columbia Reef and Palancar Reef. Columbia Reef is relatively shallow - about 25 ft deep. The water is incredibly clear so you can see everything without needing to dive. We say...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Really enjoyed this snorkeling location toward the southern end of Cozumel, off the island's west coast. The water was really clear. Saw fish and coral, and the scuba divers were down below us....pretty cool, for sure! Don't forget to ask your local captain to run...More

1  Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Amazing dive! Probably the best one I ever had. Big thanks to Garret the dive master. Wonderful expirience ! Highly recomending !!!!!!

Thank Iwonaoleksiak
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We took a snorkeling tour that included Columbia, El Cielo, and Palencar. All of them were beautiful but Columbia was by far the favorite!

Thank CrestaMesta
Reviewed August 11, 2018

When snorkeling here with Dressel Divers we saw many types of fish and even watched a nurse shark looking for its dinner.

Thank ChrisR5884
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Saw lots of activity here, very blue water, soft white sand and no harsh waves or rocks. We saw starfish, stingrays, and barracudas.

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May 22, 2018|
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Response from Christine D | Reviewed this property |
Marazul aquatics They are on Facebook. They will customize your visit to whatever you want. We spent two wonderful days on the water with them. They are hospitable, knowledgeable and very careful and safety conscious.
January 21, 2018|
Response from anubis05 |
Not in Cancun. But in Isle Mujeres at Playa Nortes. You can snorkel right from the beach.
Kristen B
December 29, 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!