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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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“fish” (165 reviews)
“swim throughs” (44 reviews)
“sea life” (41 reviews)
Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing! We loved every bit of our tour with Mystic Snorkel and did not find that it was too short. It was everything we wanted and more!

Thank D'Arcy O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great reef option when traveling to Cozumel or Playa del Carmen. Generally it is offered with another reef option and you can snorkel and enjoy the sea animals during your diving. Very recommendable for a familiar experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Columbia deep has always been one of our favorites. Easy current, majestic coral heads interspersed with white sandy bottoms and numerous swim throughs that bring you out to see the wall plunge away. Turtles are usually spotted along with an occasional nurse shark.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruising past the mountains of coral and in and out of the "throughs" offers a remarkable diving experience. I'd rate this dive site second only to the Santa Rosa Wall.

Thank phil0859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Through a friend we booked a snorkeling tour on a small boat. At a cost of $650 MEX They gave us snorkeling gear. The price also included beverages wich consisted on water, juice and light beer. It took about an hour to get to Palancar...More

Thank Martha Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

25 - 35 feet of water - schooling fish, lot's of sea life, colorful coral, turtles, lobsters, clear water, wow! I have snorkeled all over the Caribbean and this is easily the best.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only had snorkel gear, but this reef has inspired me to get SCUBA certified! Worth a visit, especially for SCUBA divers.

Thank SuperN0VA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always try to get in a snorkel at Colombia reef. So much diversity of sealife, and the occasional bigger star! It is readily accessed by many companies.

Thank uphillklimber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to beat the combination of warm, clear water, biodiversity and stress free diving. Cozumel is excellent, and Columbia a signature dive.

Thank BobInATL37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shallow coral formations of up to 30'. A quiet, relatively un-trafficked dive which has lots of fish and turtles.

Thank Michael S
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Hello. What tour company did you use ?
31 October 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.