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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (185 reviews)
“swim throughs” (46 reviews)
“great dive” (51 reviews)
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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"
in 9 reviews
"octopus"
in 9 reviews
"dive sites"
in 17 reviews
"great trip"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we did not see anything big, the coral was stunning and the caves were so cool. There were also so many beautiful fish.

Thank Katherine R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did a 3-dive snorkel tour package - Columbia, Playa El Cielo and Palancar (2 hours total) from Secrets Aura resort. It was okay but not what we remembered snorkelling and diving there in the 1990s - the reefs have been severely hit by hurricanes...More

Thank Kelly5005
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

worth the long boat ride for the amazing formations of canyons, swim throughs, great fish and corals...

Thank Cheryl Lynn L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The water and scenery are beautiful. We saw many colorful fish and pretty rock and coral formations. We even saw a few barracudas. Last time I saw a turtle and eagle ray but not this time. Usually this spot is packaged with Palancar Reef and...More

Thank Dugn8r
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

See my review of Pancho’s Diving Adventures.Snorkling was great here: Lots of marine life to see! Beautiful coral. Warm temperatures.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

My wife and I went on a Snorkeling trip hosted by Fury. Great experience, safety was the crews number one concern, having a great time was number two..anyway the reef is spectacular, and the current does most the work, so all you have to do...More

Thank Ken K
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Take the snorkeling tour from the Palanacar Beach. It was the most amazing snorkeling experience drifting over the Columbia Reef. Tons of fish, turtles and rays. Loved it!

Thank dlipovski
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Dissapointing snorkeling outing, hardly saw any Marine life. There were no shcools of fish and the reef was at best average.

Thank Francois W
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Kristen B
30 December 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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tatashka
1 November 2016|
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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.
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