Columbia Reef, Cozumel

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#3 of 18 in Nature in Cozumel
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. Put Columbia Reef at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cozumel trip itinerary planning app .
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  • What a beautiful place... wow! Nice variety of fish, lots of beautiful corals of sight. It is pretty hollow: 20-25 feet. I saw huge lines, small turtles, barracudas, etc etc. I could spend hours! I went with Alvertos. Professional, friendly, competent (issa.. what diver)
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  • This reef is closer to the surface, making more easily see life Marine who lives there
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  • 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.  more »
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  • First time snorkeling, I was expecting brighter colors in the coral. Others on the trip thought the snorkel was OK (Hawaii off Kona coast is better)
  • Great place for snorkeling
  • The drift diving/snorkeling was amazing!
  • Amazing snorkel spot
  • Very nice place to send the day.
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