Tunich Wall

November 16, 2012

After our surface interval we dove the shallower Tunich Reef. I found that the wildlife in Cozumel is not particularly shy. I imagine they've see their fair share of divers and some of the species seem to be as interested in us as we are in them. This big guy stopped by to have a look at me.

Fish

Fish

As we were drifting along one of the divemasters found a very small lionfish. He snagged it and carried it along until we came across an anemone. I started recording but I missed the part where he fed the lionfish to the anemone! Why did he accelerate the demise of the lionfish? [Because lionfish are bad]. In the video where you can see how the anemone seems to be caving inward in the middle is where the lionfish went. The shrimp hanging out around had front fow seats to the action.

Lionfish vs Anemone

We routinely came swam by schools of fish. Here's a school of yellowfish.

Yellowfish

Yellowfish

Yellowfish

Some of my favorite creatures in Cozumel were these arrow crabs. I would often find them around anemone where they hang out for protection. 

Arrow Crab

Arrow Crab

Arrow Crab

A good sized pufferfish showed up.

Pufferfish

Pufferfish

This large grouper left his hideout to go for a swim.

Grouper

That pretty much capped off the dive. We made our ascent and headed back to the pier. When we got back to the city I had a quick lunch and noticed something. You know you're at a serious dive destination when you're staying less than a block away from a hyperbaric chamber.

 

Tunich Wall


Location: Cozumel, Mexico

Statistics


Dive Number:   82
Bottom Time: 1h 0m
Time In: 11:55 a.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 46.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 12:55 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 34.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
 
 
 
 
Surface Interval:   1h 16m
End Pressure Group:

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