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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 yesterday

Columbia deep is still a great dive site but Columbia shallows should not be overlooked with its diversity of small sea life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter69_96
Reviewed 3 days ago

Columbia Reef has to be one of my favorites. It is beautiful and has amazing visibility! You will love it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carlkerby
Reviewed 6 days ago

Massive reef formations with a LOT of nice swimthroughs. Visibility was REALLY good and water was warm, even in November.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Derrick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best reef we have ever experienced. Worth every second of your time. We booked this excursion on our own while on a Princess Cruise. Small groups which is one of the big things I liked about this excursion. Cruise bookings are rushed and all you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While scuba diving, we spotted at least 3 splendid toadfish, Christmas anemone, 4 types of eels, rays, among other things. Great dive location.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mogliQ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have dove this reef dozens of times and have seen something new every visit. I suggest Papa Hogs for dive companies.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ericw L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another beautiful reef with a friendly nurse shark. Ended up at this reef three times during our week of diving, there is always plenty to see. There are a few caves but it a great place to see plenty of large green sea turtles.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JustDiveIn
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Amazing snorkaling! We went with a catameran guided trip! Furry, I beleive, tons of fun, highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tessanotebaert
Reviewed November 4, 2018

excellent!!! I really liked this tour. we went 3 places and the crew was top notch. It requires and lot of swimming. If you out of shape it may not be for you. I loved it!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen W
Reviewed November 1, 2018

awsome Reef ! loved it .. the corals are so amazing .. highly recommend this site .. you will love it

Date of experience: December 2017
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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 tamwarnerminton | Reviewed this property |
You must take a boat. Columbia is too far south, and you must rent a boat. There are plenty of them!