Beautiful Villa Blanca Reef in Cozumel

Filed in Dive Adventures, Dive Cozumel, Empty Nesters, Midlife, Travel by on November 15, 2015 2 Comments

Villa Blanca is a reef north of the cruise ship port, and one does not see many dive boats in the area. Most of the “dramatic” dive sites are in the south, so Villa Blanca gets much less credit than it deserves. Villa Blanca is a wall dive, filled with sponges and soft corals rather than towering mountains of hard coral. There is abundant life on the reef…if you look closely!

Beautiful Yellow Cheek Wrasse

Beautiful Yellow Cheek Wrasse

Stingray eye

Stingray eye

A very dark Spotted Moray Eel

A very dark Spotted Moray Eel

I never get enough of Angels!

I never get enough of Angels!

Trumpetfish are so awesome to see and watch...they are always hiding.

Trumpetfish are so awesome to see and watch…they are always hiding.

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A close up of the Trumpetfish. See how well they blend in!

Yellow sponge fingers.

Yellow sponge fingers.

Scrawled Filefish were breeding...I have never seen so many of them!

Scrawled Filefish were breeding…I have never seen so many of them!

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Look carefully….how many Filefish can you count??

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Talk about camoflauge!

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I LOVE these squat anemone shrimps!!!

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they are so tiny!

Honeycomb Cowfish change color also...I love their pursed little mouths.

Honeycomb Cowfish change color also…I love their pursed little mouths.

The big Rainbow Parrot

The big Rainbow Parrot

Tiny, tiny Sharpnose Puffer

Tiny, tiny Sharpnose Puffer

Gorgeous WhiteSpotted Filefish

Gorgeous WhiteSpotted Filefish

So don’t be afraid to venture out of the “usual” reefs…the dive boats like to go to the more familiar spots that everyone asks for, especially Palancar. I can assure you that Villa Blanca is worth the dive off the beaten path, and the best news? You’ll probably be the only boat there, and that is a rarity on Cozumel’s dive sites. Enjoy the leisure of this unusual wall dive…and by the way, it is an incredible night dive.

 

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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. Beautiful photos from your Villa Blanca dive. Being extremely nervous in water deeper than me, I will never be a diver. So I appreciate being able to see the beautiful water life through photos from divers such as yourself.

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