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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish”(185 reviews)
“swim throughs”(46 reviews)
“great dive”(51 reviews)
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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.
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Cozumel, Mexico
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"fish"
in 185 reviews
"swim throughs"
in 46 reviews
"great dive"
in 51 reviews
"coral heads"
in 18 reviews
"sea life"
in 42 reviews
"deep dive"
in 14 reviews
"chac choc tours"
in 8 reviews
"great visibility"
in 10 reviews
"nurse sharks"
in 25 reviews
"clear water"
in 14 reviews
"wall dive"
in 10 reviews
"spotted eagle ray"
in 8 reviews
"snorkel tour"
in 17 reviews
"el cielo"
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"octopus"
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"dive sites"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Another must see trip off the cruise boat. Very crowded port - again- many ships docked. Hot, muggy May weather- wear tank top and especially comfortable shoes. DO NOT dress up- bathing suit/tank top and backpack.

Thank Kathleen C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Columbia Reef is a nice reef with a variety of dive sites. There is quite the variety of marine life, and the formations were stunning

Thank Megan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While there was "less" swimming life readily available to see on this dive the coral was spectacular. Swimming in and out and through the coral was an experience I will not forget. How often do you get to be face to face inches from a...More

Thank Larry R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snorkeled this reef after palancar. Columbia reef is much more shallow than palancar with lots of fish. The fish are not shy at all and swim right by you even to the point where you can touch them. I personally enjoyed Palancar reef much more...More

Thank Adventurebooklet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen!! Just amazing !! Fish everywhere! We went snorkeling BUT saw the divers below!! Very cool and highly recommend!!

Thank Lmd613
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best reef I've ever snorkeled at. We saw so many cool sea animals - a huge & graceful eagle ray, a gigantic lobster, a barracuda, jellyfish, a sea turtle, beautiful corals and numerous colorful tropical fish

Thank TLCDMC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the snorkel excursion on the Heat Wave which was booked through the dive house at Secrets Aura Cozumel This was the best snorkeling we have ever done (we don't snorkel very often), but we were taken to places that had a good variety...More

Thank Gretchen M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did a total of 4 dives at Columbia reef with Deep Blue Dive Shop. It is a great dive site. Lots of corals, sponges, large groupers , nurse sharks and many other sea life. Of course excellent visibility!

Thank Jorge Ignacio M
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Awe inspiring experience seeing in real life what we watch on TV. Thank you Mar Azul Aquatics for giving us this experience of a lifetime.

Thank Christine D
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

yes there is a shallows, but I am talking about to me the best dive is the regular Columbia reef ,not deep, is almost the same as the beautiful palancar just possible you could on either parts of columbia see some black tip sharks, I...More

Thank raymond h
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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!
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