Marine Life You Can Find When Snorkeling In Cozumel

Do you know what species of the Marine Life You Can Find When Snorkeling In Cozumel?
If you go scuba diving or snorkeling in Cozumel you will find more than 250 types of fish in your tour.

Cozumel is an island located in Mexico. More specifically, located in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Tourism is well known for being a big asset on which Cozumel’s economy is based on.Cozumel welcomes a large number of visitors that go scuba diving and snorkeling. We will highlight some of the marine species that divers can find in Cozumel while scuba diving and snorkeling.

Fire Coral

Fire Corals are colonial marine organisms. There are around 50 types of fire coral´s species. They are categorized in three known colonies including tree-like branches, solid colonies (usually dome-shaped), or colonies that stick to the bottom of a surface. Corals have a wide range of colors such as cream, yellow and green. 


Another member of the shark´s family is the catshark. Catsharks can be found in tropical seas all over the world. Catshark are found in areas ranging from very shallow waters to waters that are 3m deep, depending on the specie.

Sea Anemone

Sea Anemones are a group of predatory animals that live in the water. They are actually named after the anemone flowers. In addition, sea anemones are closely related to jellyfish and coral. The way they feed is through passing the fish while they stay on the rocks at the bottom of the sea. They wait for the fish to passes closed enough to stung it and trapped it with their tentacles, filling the fish with venom. 


Sea turtles are considered reptiles and are categorized in seven species. They can be called marine turtles or sea turtles. There are many species like the green sea turtles, leatherback sea turtles, Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, and olive ridley sea turtle.”

Sea horse

Sea horses are unique creatures for many reasons: they have unusual shape and  their commitment to their marriage, and mate for life is extraordinary. Also, sea horses are the only species among animals that the male sea horse carries the baby. Next we enlist some additional marine animals that you might find while diving or snorkeling in Cozumel:

  • Bull Sharks
  • Sailfish
  • Stingrays
  • Lobsters
  • Crabs
  • Groupers
  • Moray Eels
  • Nurse Sharks
  • Toadfish