Columbia Reef, Cozumel

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Explore the rich marine life of Columbia Reef, a shallow dive spot just off this popular tropical Caribbean island. Less popular than its counterpart, Palancar Reef, the shallows here are a more laid-back and undisturbed place to explore. Snorkelling or scuba diving along the interesting coral formations, you can spot barracuda, grunts, snappers, sea turtles, and sometimes even octopuses. The diving spot is suitable for children and beginners, as it has gentle currents. Plan your visit to Columbia Reef and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cozumel holiday planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is the second Reef that we visited in the day, after the Palancar reef, and was not disappointed as we saw turtles to a shark... well I I did not see it but my spouse Yes :)
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  • August 11, 2017
    This is a very fun reef to explore, full of marine life, not very deep, easy for beginners . Like all the scuba diving in Cozumel be aware of the current  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    For us that we are nature lovers, and that has snorqueleado in various reefs, this especially let us fascinated by colors, transparency of the water and marine life, is still the place called heaven side, where abundant sea stars, only feel my recommendation missed us time... is to make the tour on a boat only for PCs since if you go at some large tour take you counted time , that a friend who was before... so recommended me we rented a boat and if it was in our way... If they go to Cozumel, this experience is not to be missed.
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