Cozumel is the ideal place for snorkeling and diving and it has the most beautiful reefs you can imagine, so here we will show you some of the best places for diving and some of the animals you might find in each spot.
Exploring this wonderful island will enhance your vacation and make it memorable for a long time. You will get the chance to explore the underwater world and meet new astonishing ocean creatures.
Paradise Reef, divided into a three-part reef, is actually only 45 feet deep. It is a great place for someone with little to no experience at scuba diving.
During your dive, you are most likely to find bewildering underwater creatures of all kinds. From lobsters, to various types of crabs, octopus, yellowtails and angelfish, to many toadfish and moray eels. Besides, there are many types of corals of different bright colors and sizes.
The Palancar Reef is situated at the Southwest of Cozumel and it is becoming one of the favorite spots for the divers to explore.
These beautiful reefs are unbelievable to the human eyes because of its biodiversity; you will find a wide variety of sea creatures like sea turtles (which are very common in Cozumel), eagle rays and other colorful fish.
Santa Rosa Reef
This site is well known among scuba diving enthusiasts and it is the favorite destination of thousands of tourists. People generally access the reef via San Miguel, so they can get to the reef quickly.
Since the reef is quite deep, the variety of sea life is even more vast. The corals of Santa Rosa reef are very famous, if you are lucky, you may encounter some scrawled filefish, giant parrotfish, sea turtles, queen and french angelfish, groupers and huge green-colored moray eels.
You will also notice that the reef is abundant with giant sponges and stony corals.
Las Palmas Reef
Las Palmas Reef is situated right next to the Paradise reef. This wonderful reef is swarming with brain corals and sponges.
You will be able to find seahorses, batfish, sargent fish, honeycombed cowfish, splendid toads and parrotfish. This spot is famous for night diving because of its shallow depth and wonderful night view.