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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
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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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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Apple vacations helped us to take this tour. It was beautiful and everything they told us and more and the employees running the boat were helpful, knowledgeable and easy to be with.

Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A very beautiful reef, nice shallow dive. Very close to resorts on the south of the Island. Have dove here many times and each is unique and beautiful.

1  Thank danielarusk
Reviewed 1 August 2016

It is a great reef with beautiful coral. Wear or bring biodegradeable sunscreen. Snorkeling is fun but you will see more if you are a diver. This reef is very deep in spots.

Thank Travelcrazy311
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We had the opportunity to take a snorkel trip to this reef. The water was clear (took great go pro pictures). Marine life was amazing. Highly recommended>

Thank Brent Alberto K
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took a basic course at our resort and went on two dives. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was $175 of the best dollars I have spent.

Thank Ron-in-Txk
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Had the opportunity to snorkel here recently and was blown away by the amazing aquatic life in reef and the clarity of the water. First time in Cozumel but it won't be last.

Thank wendy82015
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Love the shallow snrkeling...the blue is just beautiful w/visablity to match...lots of fish & some star fish also...please do NOT touch or take...tooooooo many people do

Thank sidandjake
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I have been diving Cozumel since 1989. I have to say that I could dive it every dive and never get board. The caves are fun to explore for all levels of divers.

Thank randyskisalta
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I like Columbia because that is where I've seen the most lionfish. Lion fish are invasive and destroy the reef eco system which means we can spear them and take them home!

Thank Smellison09
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This reef has more shallows so it makes it a great spot for snorkeling. Takes about 30 minutes to get to the reef from the Iberostar resort.

Thank David L
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Response from Ron-in-Txk | Reviewed this property |
We used Dressel Divers out of the Iberostar. They have a location on property and several boats that leave from the resort pier. Amy is a wonderful guide.