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Columbia Reef

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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

Easily one of my favorite dives sites in Cozumel. I got to 95ft. It has lots of fun swim thru. Considered to be an advanced dive

Thank Saintil J
Reviewed yesterday

Columbia, in my opinion, is the best dive site in Cozumel. It has all the magnificent formations, beautiful light streaming through, marine life, and less people travel here. After a few trips you will cheer when the boat goes to Columbia over the other reefs....More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our snorkeling here! The fish were incredible and the water was so clear. We saw fish of all different colors and sizes!

Thank jlgnorton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great year of diving Columbia Shallows Reef with Cozumel Scuba Diving with Alison and I had a wonderful time photographing sleeping Nurse Sharks, Spiny Lobsters and a huge variety of reef fish! Alison”s boat “Maximus” is a fast boat and max 8 divers. Two...More

Thank CozJustCuz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must go by boat, but it is the first snorkeling that was comparable to what we have experienced when snorkeling Grand Cayman or Bonaire

Thank NWATraveler0221
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like every dive site in Cozumel, the corals are huge and teaming with fish. What makes Columbia different is the height and grandeur of the Coral formations as they rise up out of a current-swept sandy bottom, like living Alice in Wonderland skyscrapers. You’ll need...More

Thank supersusanita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is always a lot of current but it's a great dive with wonderful swim throughs. There is also the chance to see black tip shark and large groupers.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVED the reef here - lots of canyons between coral heads and so much to see. Be sure to travel with a dive company where the dive master will point out interesting things to see - try Roberta's Scuba Shack for a smaller dive group...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of many beautiful reefs in Cozumel. Not to be missed. So much too look at, great dive team of Diving with Cristina made this dive the bomb!

Thank Terri T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This advanced dive site with huge coral formations has tons of swim-throughs. The coral and sponges are the largest I've ever seen. Max depth can easily be over 90 feet. Deep Blue Scuba took us there and we were the only ones on the site...More

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23 May 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.
22 January 2018|
Response from anubis05 |
Not in Cancun. But in Isle Mujeres at Playa Nortes. You can snorkel right from the beach.
Kristen B
29 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!