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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” (173 reviews)
“swim throughs” (42 reviews)
“coral heads” (18 reviews)
Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is one of many reefs south of the main town. Pretty easy access from all locations, and a pretty short run to the reef. There is also "Columbia Deep". As with most dive sites on the island, this is a drift dive. There is...More

1  Thank dpaustex
Reviewed 3 September 2016

If you go to Cozumel and don't dive Colombia reef then you might as well stay home. I have been diving the Caribbean for 25 years and Colombia reef just blew me away. The sea life on this reef is spectacular, the reef has a...More

1  Thank PRaquaman
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Amazing swim throughs, colorful fish and coral beds. One of the best dives of our trip with Dive Paradise. LOVED diving here! Do not miss diving here!

Thank sactrav66
Reviewed 25 August 2016

All the diving in Cozumel is really great. We saw Turtles, Lobster, huge crabs, nurse shark and eels just to name a few!

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Been diving all over the Caribbean and although there are some better places to dive, Cozumel is the best bang for your buck, hands down. You will not be disappointed. The water is warm, dive sites are close to most of the resorts and plenty...More

Thank carpro5
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wow - this was an incredible expereince. Upon arrival we were the only people on the beach, and our host had explained how to snorkel out to the reef. We swam out around 100m until we reached it, and the gently swam along it, observing...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Use your vacation person at your resort (we used Delta Vacations and worked with Israel, who was wonderful). STAY OFF THE DIVER BOATS if you are snorkeling, and instead take a snorkeling only boat. Will run you around $50 US plus the $3 park fee.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Crystal clear water, beautiful reef, lots of sea life. Saw a small spotted eel, electric ray, barracuda, and a nurse shark. Great place for <40 foot dives! Snorkeling is good here too. Dressel Divers took us here, and we highly recommend them.

Thank LM_in_TN
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Columbia reef is another reef full of color and a ton of fish and wild life from the very small to the very large.

Thank Raymon B
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We went to the Columbia reef with Mystic Snorkel, Cuchi. This reef was so beautiful- Lots of fish, coral, and star fish.

Thank Molly K
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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.