I met up with John T on this epic Scuba Diving trip in Cozumel Mexico. Visibility and sea-life were outstanding on the trip. Shot on GoPro 6 Black. 4 Dives random depths up to 40m (131ft)
The Cozumel diving scene is vibrant and lively. Home to over 500 fish species and a wide variety of corals, scuba divers could see turtles, groupers, green moray eels, nurse sharks, the endemic splendid toadfish and lots of colorful tropical fish, on a typical Cozumel diving trip.
Divers will often see eagle rays in the distance during winter months while the summer brings more blacktip and reef sharks. The southernmost deeper reefs feature massive coral heads covered with a vase, tube, rope, elephant ear, and many other vibrantly colored sponges.
The coral heads create a network of fun channels, swim-throughs and wall drifts above steep drop-offs. The depth and rich color make a dive light very useful in viewing the rich colors and for peering into nooks and crannies looking for a splendid toadfish or dog-sized lobsters.
The shallower reefs further north boast much small fish and inverts. It’s here that divers will often see hawksbill turtles, eagle rays and small schools of jacks, barracuda and other open water fish.
Look behind the coral heads and you might encounter nurse sharks, moray eels, lobsters and more. Afternoon and night boat dives are done on these shallower reefs as well.
Shore diving from resorts offers a chance macro subjects on artificial reefs and the sandy bottom. The current is minimal at these sites, providing ample opportunity to shoot anemone shrimp, juvenile drumfish, spotted moray eels, stingrays, trumpetfish and more.
Diving at dusk into the night will bring out more critters, including some curious squid. And while rarer, divers should always be on the lookout for seahorses.