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Columbia Reef

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“swim throughs”(53 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.
Cozumel, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 853 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

A world class snorkelling experience. We went with Berenice at Dressel Divers at the Iberostar. She took excellent care of everybody.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wander622014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good place to snorkel or dive the fish are great seen a eagle stingray for the first time and the coral reef is just beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank canuckflame
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here 3 times and can't get enough. In 25 - 35 feet of water with coral formations rising up to 10 - 15 feet from the surface, this location offers colorful coral, turtles, schooling fish, stingrays, lobsters and more. It is my favorite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another dive location chosen by We B Divin' Cozumel. Do not miss this dive site! Strong current so just drift with it and enjoy what you see. Lots of fish and great coral formations. Saw one HUGE eel! Don't miss this spot on your dive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vernon L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another one of the fantastic dive sites in Cozumel. If you like coral swim throughs, this is one of the best. There are so may great dive sites in Cozumel is hard to say which one is best. THEIR ALL GREAT

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin M
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Two great dive sites. Good visibility on both dives. Saw a shark, turtles, midnight parrot fish, 2 squid ( in the daytime :) garden eels and so much more. Went to 76 feet on the Deep and 33 feet on he Shallow.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank honeym_11
Reviewed 30 December 2018

This dive is hard as often one must swim against the current to get to the bombies. We see large grouper and snapper and the chance for a black tip shark. There were eagle rays this time.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rose M
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Columbia reef was great. So clear. We saw 3 eagle rays, an eel, lobster, turtle, loads of fish. This reef is not as deep as Palancar so it’s easier to dive down to explore while snorkeling. The current wasn’t as strong either so it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank lyneaM2018
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Great Wall dive with lots of fish. Turtles, rays plentiful. Even got to see 8-9 lobsters hanging together. Great color and formations. Got down to 90’ and an easy drift dive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jedda1
Reviewed 18 December 2018

A good place for snorkelling. The reefs are deep enough, but everything is still very visible. I saw several types of fish and a small sea snake. On the other hand, it is not as extraordinary as all the tour agencies say - I have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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16 January 2019|
Response from Jeffrey L | Reviewed this property |
Yes...snorkel at Columbia Reef, Palancar Reef, and El Cielo...all three are worth it. Your resort concierge/front desk can get you hooked up with a local snorkeling tour company. Enjoy! The water was so clear when we were... More
23 May 2018|
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Response from U4796WOchristined | 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.