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Columbia Reef

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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swim throughs” (46 reviews)
“sea turtles” (42 reviews)
Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very fun reef to explore, full of marine life, not very deep, easy for beginners . Like all the scuba diving in Cozumel be aware of the current

Thank Mariche21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous dive site with loads of colourful sponges and soft coral. A little deeper than other reefs in places but not particularly challenging. Very pretty

Thank FruFrub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Columbia reef is great as it has lost of vertical topography that makes diving it more fun than your standard wall dive where you just float along. Lots of little swim throughs and canyons to navigate while still having the usual wide variety of marine...More

Thank 1_WorldWanderer_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite dive site by far! We did the deep dive for our first dive and for the second dive we loved this one so much we did the shallower version here. Definitely make time for this site for two tanks!

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish we would have been able to snorkel longer at this location. Gorgeous reef. Saw several sea turtles and stingrays.

Thank Monty C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swim through amazing water with vizability most of the time over 100 feet. Plenty of color , coral, sponges, and sea turtles.

Thank DiveGirlky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one and Palancar are the best reefs I have visited ever. The corals and fishes are amazing in this ecosystem. A MUST!!

Thank JoseNunezFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice reef. strongly suggested for diving or snorkeling. Beautifull color and vegetationand fish.

Thank Francesco L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best reef system on Cozumel, Columbia is fantastic. It is far south so not visited as much as the others, therefore more pristine.

Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We saw dolphins on our way there, they are so friendly!!!!! and a turtle, lots of beautiful fish, including sting rays!

Thank PauSupernova
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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.