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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
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Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the...

Giant sea turtles and groupers await those with the courage (and the experience) to brave the fierce currents at this diving site.

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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
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I'm novice diver, so it was breath-taking (literally :) ). We did four dives in the area this was great. Not so much fauna however the the formations and caves were spectacular.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2016
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Black Forest, Colorado
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Morrisburg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

great time with the Pro Dive shop, this was our first dive, lots of sea life, 45 minutes dive, fantastic

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Black Forest, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I'm novice diver, so it was breath-taking (literally :) ). We did four dives in the area this was great. Not so much fauna however the the formations and caves were spectacular.

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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

saw a couple turtles, and an eagle ray the day we were there. We visited the reef with Fury Catamaran Tours.

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Mississauga, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Was a great reef - sharks, barracuda, turtle, lobster...Lots of interesting fish. Worth the time and money for sure.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

It is Ok dive site for novice. Sure it is better compared to dive sites at Mainland at Playa del Carmen.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

I had heard Cozumel was 2nd best after great barrier reef. I believe it. Just in front our Secrets resort was great (lobster, barracuda, all kinds of small fish) BUT the reef in the national park ($35 with one of the outfitters from our resort) was AMAZING... Turtles, nurse sharks, rays, star fish, so many fish of all sizes, so... More 

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Sparks, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Pinnacles, Pass Throughs, lovely. We dove with Scuba Club Cozumel, very very good experience. The fish and reef are brilliant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Big coral reefs, not as much animal life, but swimming through caverns and reefs was fun. 3/2 wet suit, bottom temp at 79F. We averaged about 55 feet.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a great day of diving. Located farther south then many of Cozumels dive sites Columbia Deep has beautiful swim throughs covered in sponges and corals of every color. The head to Columbia Shallows for a 30foot repetitive dive to see the most abundant fish life on the island.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I have been diving Cozumel for over 30 years with well over 1500 dives logged here. Columbia has always been one of my favorites. I especially love starting the dive at Palancar bricks and ending up in Columbia. I have seen nurse sharks on a regular basis in Palancar bricks.

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