Planacar Caves

November 16, 2012

I finally made it to the Cozumel! I've been wanting to dive here for the longest and it's been too long since my last dive. Thanks to my understanding family for making this possible. :)

There are many shops to dive with in Cozumel but I'm staying just a couple doors down from Aqua Safari so I thought I'd keep things simple and dive with them. The pier is right across from the shop so it's easily accessible too. What I later discovered was that they're a professionally run shop with knowledgable divemasters and well kept boats. Can't ask for much more.

Cozumel Pier

Cozumel Pier

My first dive was to Planacar Caves. Not long after descent we came across a ray with a buddy fish swimming just above him. I never did find out the signifigance of the relationship between the two but I noticed similar pairings on a number of dives.

Ray and Buddy

Ray and Buddy

Ray and Buddy

There are tons of great coral formations. They're posivitely glowing from bioluminescence. Here's one example.

Coral

Coral

A moral eel decided to do a fly by of the whole group and managed to snap some before and after shots.

Moral Eel

Moray Eel

Moral Eel

The reefs are literally bursting with life. I started taking a video to show the size and variety of fish when, as luck would have it, a spotted eagle ray swam by. He didn't stay with us for too long but it was a good sighting.

All in all a great first dive in Cozumel!

Planacar Caves


Location: Cozumel, Mexico

Statistics


Dive Number:   81
Bottom Time: 40m
Time In: 9:58 a.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 91.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 10:38 a.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 54.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
 
 
 
 
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:

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