5 Reasons I Love Diving in Cozumel!

Filed in Dive Adventures, Dive Cozumel, Reviews!, Travel by on June 27, 2017 10 Comments

Only 5 reasons I love diving in Cozumel, Mexico? Ha! There are many more than 5, but hey, I’m not writing a novel, I am writing a blog! So here goes!

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A Hawksbill headed up for air on Casa Blanca Reef!

  1. TURTLES! Cozumel diving always includes turtles, turtles, turtles! Divers mostly encounter Hawksbill Turtles, who oddly enough do not nest on Cozumel as Loggerheads and Greens do. I’ve seen Greens and Loggerheads, but Hawksbills are the most common, and every encounter with a sea turtle is magical! And remember, plastic hurts turtles, especially straws! Try to use paper or buy a stainless steel straw!
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    A Close Encounter is always exciting!

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    Gorgeous.

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    Turtles always have a clean up crew! In this case, a French Angel and a Yellow Head Wrasse.

    2. FISH! Beautiful, colorful fish. Friendly fish, shy fish, and every kind of Atlantic tropical fish!

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    The incredible Queen Angel is unreal in her coloration.

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    A 4 Eyed Butterflyfish

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    A Red Hind!

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    The gorgeous and enigmatic Trumpet Fish.

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    Look at the incredible pattern and lips on this Scrawled Cowfish!

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    The biggest grouper I’ve seen in a while! A good thing!

    3. SHARKS! Okay, Nurse Sharks. But hey, nurse sharks are pretty, and I really love seeing them! And there is the occasional Black Tip!

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    Sleeping!

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    Nurse Shark fly by

    4. THE SPLENDID TOADFISH! This weird and wonderful fish is endemic to Cozumel! Who knows why? But I love seeing them, and every diver wants to take a look!

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    The Splendid Toadfish indigenous to Cozumel, Mexico.

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    A Splendid Toadfish

    5. COLOR. Cozumel’s colors are deep, rich, bright, and intense. I marvel at the blue of the ocean, the seven water colors of Cozumel, the color of the animals, sunsets, and the gorgeous mountains of coral and sponge. The colors of Cozumel are stupendous!

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    Coral, sponge, all colors of the rainbow!

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    Color!

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    A very colorful crab!

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    Fish and coral and sponge!

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    A Smooth Trunkfish with an incredible background.

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    The beauty of blue.

    Need more reasons to come to Cozumel? I have plenty of them! Stay tuned for Fabulous Food that you won’t want to miss!

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life! Contact me at travelswithtam@gmail.com

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  1. Janet says:

    Great post. I love the turtles, cowfish and trunkfish. That toadfish looks pretty cool. We have never been to Cozumel and obviously need to get there.

  2. Your photos are glorious!! I know I will never be a diver, so I doubly appreciate “seeing” under the sea!!

  3. barbara free says:

    Always LOVE seeing your dive photo’s. It keeps me excited about diving, and makes me want to pack up and go. Thank you for sharing and educating others on diving.

  4. Your underwater photos make me want to rethink my “I’m too claustrophobic to even go snorkeling” mantra. I’m obviously missing an entire world.

    • Tam Warner says:

      an entire universe!!! I find nature endlessly fascinating, but the underwater realm is really something special. If you snorkel where there is great visibility, you won’t be claustrophobic!

  5. This is amazing, I wish I could dive. On our Honeymoon, we tried but I panicked and never tried it again.

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