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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” (178 reviews)
“swim throughs” (43 reviews)
“coral heads” (18 reviews)
Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Always beautiful! Lot os pretty fish and coral formations. If lucky a few turtles and maybe a nurse shark.

Thank TravFunRMonk
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on a snorkel trip here with Cozumel Scuba Planet...wide variety of fish, also saw a ray and many kinds of coral.

Thank green4eva
Reviewed 6 days ago

went with cozumel cruise excursions-recommend this tour company; family run; lovely; we saw a turtle, lots of small fish

Thank susan h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a private boat out snorkeling here for a good hour, saw lots of interesting fish, lucky to have scene and Eagle Ray and some great corals.

Thank Coz25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the trip south to see the size of these pristine coral formations!! The drift is a little unnerving that close to the dropoff though.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful spot but can be very busy with divers dropping in everywhere...Rays Diving took us where there were no others to dive in peaceful waters...Thanks Rays Diving

Thank John P S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this dive - the marine life is so plentiful and amazing! Saw some awesome turtles and large schools of fish. Great dive!

Thank Sundivers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water was very cold! Full wetsuit required. Drift dives around Cozumel are wonderful. It was warmer on my previous visit.

Thank MARCY329
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trip to Columbia Reef, with loads of variation in the life we saw. Weather wasn't the greatest so that wow factor of the sun on the water wasn't there, but still the differences were stunning. Would love to have a week to just explore...More

Thank EZWash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Coral and Animal Life. The Marine Park is well maintained and the people truly care for the conservation.

Thank DenisAnna1990
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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!
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.